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Abu Dhabi Ports has emerged as a key player in the global ports, trade and logistics sectors, being recognised by trade and government entities for its quality and innovation through a number of awards and certifications.

We are particularly proud of our most recent accolade: Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance, a prestigious UAE government award which we have received for three consecutive years.

We have garnered over 40 national and international awards and 31 third-party certifications for our unwavering commitment to sustainability, whilst maintaining high ethical standards across all our subsidiaries.

Through benchmarking ourselves against the best in class, we have welcomed industry acknowledgement, winning Lloyd’s List Best Port Operator award three years in a row and winning the international Seatrade and Maritime Standard award repeatedly.

Success Beyond Borders

Meanwhile, some of our key third-party certifications include ISO9001 (2015), ISO10002 (2014), OHSAS18001 (2007) and ISO14001 (2004) showcasing our dedication to quality practices.

We have also gained recognition from leading trade journals, such as the International Bulk Journal (IBJ) who awarded Maqta Gateway the Special Achievements Award (2016), along with Seatrade Maritime who awarded AD Ports Group the Port Authority Award (2016) and the Regional Cruise Development Award (2015) for our contribution to the maritime industry.

Below are some of our recently claimed honors and awards:

List of Awards

Community & Initiatives

TLME Heroes of the Pandemic Awards

2021

  • Global Vaccine Distribution Initiative (Hope Consortium) (Logistics Cluster)
The Maritime Standard Awards

2020

  • Women in Shipping Award (Dr Noura Al Dhaheri)

 

2018

  • Maritime Education & Training Award
Investors in People Awards (IIP)

2019

  • IIP Platinum Accreditation
Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa

2019

  • Maritime Service Award (SAFEEN)
  • Young Person of the Year (Dr Noura Al Dhaheri)

 

2018

  • Integration of Women in Maritime
International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards

2017

  • The People Development Award- Maritime Training Centre (SAFEEN)

 

2015

  • The People Development Award – Maritime Training Centre (SAFEEN)

 

2011

  • The People Development Award – Maritime Training (SAFEEN)
Lloyd's List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards

2015

  • Training Award (SAFEEN)

 

2014

  • Training Award (SAFEEN)
ACEC 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA)

2008

  • Diamond Award for Programme Management (KIZAD)

Leadership & Development

The Stevie Awards

2021

  • Organization of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations -Large -Silver Category (SAFEEN)
TLME Heroes of the Pandemic Awards

2021

  • Technology Award (Digital Cluster)
CIPS Procurement Excellence Awards

2020

  • CIPS Procurement Excellence Advanced Standard-Gold Award (Corporate procurement)
The Maritime Standard Awards

2020

  • Port of the Year Award (Khalifa Port)

 

2019

  • Port of the Year Award (Khalifa Port)

 

2018

  • Port of the Year Award (Khalifa Port)

 

2017

  • Port of the Year Award (Khalifa Port)

 

2015

  • Port of the Year Award (Khalifa Port)

 

2014

  • Port of the Year Award (Khalifa Port)
fDi Intelligence Awards

2020

  • Supplier Development (KIZAD)
International Customer Experience Award

2020

  • Digital Transformation Award – Silver Award Winner – (Digital Cluster)

 

2019

  • Best Customer Experience Strategy- Gold (Maqta Gateway)
  • Digital Transformation – Bronze (Maqta Gateway)
Global Ports Forum Awards

2019

  • Best Turnaround Cruise Port / Terminal Operations of The Year
  • Global Container Terminal Operator of The Year
Logistics News/Top 25 CEOs

2019

  • Top Logistics Leader in the Region
International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards

2019

  • IT Solutions Award (Maqta Gateway)

 

2016

  • Special Achievements Award (Maqta gateway)

 

2013

  • IT Solutions (Corporate Support)
Lloyd's List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards

2019

  • Company of the Year Award (Strategy & Commercial)

 

2014

  • Port Operator of the Year Award (Abu Dhabi Ports)

 

2013

  • Port Operator of the Year Award (Abu Dhabi Ports)

 

2011

  • Port Operator of the Year Award (Abu Dhabi Ports)
Palladium Hall Of Fame Awards

2019

  • Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame: Executing Strategy
Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa

2019

  • Maritime Service Award (SAFEEN)
  • Port and Terminal Operator Award

 

2016

  • Port Authority Award

 

2015

  • Regional Development Award
  • Regional Cruise Development Award
Logistics & Transport Awards

2018

  • Trade Facilitator (KIZAD)
  • Free Zone of the Year (KIZAD)
Network World Middle East Awards

2018

  • Storage Project of the Year
  • Collaboration Project of the Year

 

2013

  • Best Data Center Project of the Year Award
Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards

2013

  • IT Department of the Year Award
Construction Week Awards

2010

  • GCC Infrastructure Project of the Year Award (Khalifa Port) KIZAD

Innovation

Architecture Leaders Awards

2021

  • Best Future Projects Award (Engineering and Technical Service)
MENA Stevie Awards

2021

  • • Innovation in Technology Development – Maqta Gateway’s MARSA Solution (Digital Cluster)
TLME Heroes of the Pandemic Awards

2021

  • Most Ingenious Performer in Maritime Logistics (Logistics Cluster -Logistics)
Ideas UK Awards

2020

  • The Digital and Technology Award (Digital Cluster)
  • The Overall Award- Idea of the Year (Digital Cluster)

 

2018

  • IBTIKAR Program – Platinum Accreditation

 

2017

  • IBTIKAR Program – Platinum Accreditation

 

2016

  • IBTIKAR Program – Golden Accreditation
International Customer Experience Awards

2019

  • Best Digital Strategy 2019 – Silver (Maqta Gateway)
Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa

2018

  • Innovative Technology Award – Vessel Management System (Maqta Gateway)
International Bulk Journal (IBJ) Awards

2018

  • Innovative Technology Award, Vessel Management System (Maqta Gateway)
The Maritime Standard Awards

2016

  • Technology and Innovation Award (Maqta Gateway)
Network World Middle East Awards

2011

  • Best Virtualization Project of the Year Trophy

Sustainability

The Stevie Awards

2021

  • Most Valuable Corporate Response – Silver Category (Ports Cluster)
MENA Stevie Awards

2021

  • Most Valuable Corporate Response – Silver Category (Industrial & Freezones Cluster -Zonescorp)
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group Awards

2020

  • Best Energy Management Initiative Award – Fuel Management (SAFEEN)
IdeasUK

2020

  • The Corporate Social Responsibility Award (Digital Cluster)
International Association of Ports & Harbors : IAPH/WPSP Sustainability Awards

2019

  • Resilient infrastructure The Abu Dhabi Ports Single Window (MAMAR Project) (Maqta Gateway)
  • Resilient infrastructure: The Abu Dhabi Ports Single Window (MPCS)
Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards

2011

  • Energy, Telecoms & Industry Implantation Award
Big Project and BGreen magazine Awards

2011

  • Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award (Corporate Authority)
  • Outstanding Development of The Year Award (KIZAD)
Lloyd's List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards

2011

  • Environmental Protection Award
Construction Week Awards

2010

  • GCC Construction Sustainability Award (KIZAD)
  • GCC Infrastructure Project of the Year Award (Khalifa Port)
Sea trade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa

2010

  • Environmental Protection Award
GISWORX

2008

  • Award for Excellence in GIS Implementation

Finance

fDi Intelligence Awards

2020

  • Middle East – Highly Commended Free Zone of the Year SME (KIZAD)
  • Middle East – Winner Large Tenants (KIZAD)
Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa

2019

  • Deal of the Year Award (HFW in support of Abu Dhabi Ports & Cosco Shipping Ports)

 

2018

  • Deal of the Year Award (Agreement signed with MSC Shipping Company)
International Finance Awards

2018

  • Most Innovative Port Service Provider – UAE
  • Best Chief Financial Officer – UAE ports
The Maritime Standard Awards

2017

  • Deal of the Year Award (Signed Musataha agreement bringing investments)

 

2016

  • Deal of the Year Award (Agreement signed with COSCO Shipping Ports)

Government Recognition

Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance

2017

  • ADAEP 2017 Cycle – Abu Dhabi Government Excellence Award (Main Award)
  • ADAEP 2017 Cycle – Best Government Service
  • ADAEP 2017 Cycle – Award of Financial Excellence
  • ADAEP 2017 Cycle – Vision Achievement

 

2015

  • ADAEP 2015 Cycle – Excellent Entity for the Best Improvement
  • ADAEP 2015 Cycle – Financially distinguished entity

 

2013

  • Strategic Transformation Project Team
Office of Government Communications: GSEC

2017

  • Strategic Communication Plan Award (Marcom)

Health & Safety

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

2021

  • Industry Sector Awards – Silver Category (Maritime Cluster – SAFEEN Group)
Seatrade Maritime Awards - Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa

2020

  • Pandemic Response Award (Corporate Authority – Crisis & Business Continuity Management)
The Maritime Standard Awards

2019

  • The Safety and Security Award