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In its continuous drive for excellence, Abu Dhabi Ports has emerged as a key player in the global ports sector by being recognised for several awards, certifications and recognition from trade and government for innovation and excellence.

We are most proud of our recent win for the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance, the most prestigious government award in UAE for three years in a row.

We garnered over 40 National and International Awards and 31 third-party certifications for our unwavering commitment to sustainability as a business, while maintaining the highest ethical standards across all our subsidiaries.

Through benchmarking ourselves against the best in class, we gained industry acknowledgement from the prestigious Lloyds List by winning the best Port Operator award three years in a row, as well as winning Seatrade and Maritime Standard awards regularly.

Success Beyond Borders

Meanwhile, some of our key third-party certifications include ISO9001 (2015), ISO 10002 (2014), OHSAS 18001 (2007) and ISO14001 (2004) to maintain our dedication to best practice.

We also gained recognition from leading trade journals, such as International Bulk Journal (IBJ), which awarded its Special Achievements Award (2016) to Maqta Gateway while Seatrade Maritime awarded us the Port Authority Award (2016) and Regional Cruise Development Award (2015) for our contribution to the industry.

Below are some of the recent awards and honors we have received.

List of Awards

Government Recognition

Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance

2017Main Award of “Outstanding Entity”
2017Executive Director Award
2017Best Government Services
2017“Financial Excellence” Award
2017“Achieving Abu Dhabi Plan” Award
2015Financially Distinguished Entity
2015Excellent Entity for the Best Improvement
2013Strategic Transformation Project/Team

Office of Government Communication – GSEC

2017Strategic Communication Plan Award

Other Awards & Accreditations

Investors in People Awards (IIP)

2019IIP Platinum Accreditation

Palladium Hall of Fame

2019Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame Award for Executing Strategy

Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards

2015Training Award
2014Training Award
2014Port Operator of the Year
2013Port Operator of the Year
2011Port Operator of the Year
2011Environment Award
2011Environment Protection Award

Logistics News / Top 25 CEO's

2018Top Logistics Leader in the Region

International Finance Awards

2018Most Innovative Port Service Provider – UAE 2018
2018Best CFO – Port – UAE 2018

Network World Middle East Awards

2018Collaboration Project of the Year
2018Storage Project of the Year
2013Best Data Centre Project of the Year Award
2011Best Virtualization Project of the Year Trophy

International Bulk Journal Awards (IBJ)

2018Innovative Technology Award
2018Entrepreneur of the Year award
2017The People Development Award
2016Special Achievements Award
2015The People Development Award
2014The People Development Award
2013IT Solutions Award
2011Environmental Protection Award

Seatrade Maritime Awards

2019Port and Terminal Operator Award
2019Maritime Service Award (Abu Dhabi Ports & SAFEEN)
2019Deal of the Year (HFW in support of Abu Dhabi Ports & Cosco Ports)
2018Innovative Technology Award
2018Integration of Women in the Maritime
2018Deal of the year award
2017Deal of the Year
2017Port of the Year
2016Port Authority Award
2015Regional Cruise Development Award
2015Regional Development Award
2012Young Personality of the Year Award
2010Environmental Protection Award

Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards

2013IT Department of the Year Award
2011Energy, Telecoms & Industry Implementation Award

The Maritime Standard Awards

2018Port of the year award
2018Maritime Education & Training
2017Port of the year award
2017Deal of the year award
2016Deal of the Year
2016Technology and Innovation Award
2016Maritime Standard “Woman in Shipping Award”
2015Port of the Year Award
2014Port of the Year Award

The CIO 50 Awards

2012CIO 50 Award

Big Project and BGreen Magazine Awards

2011Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award
2011Outstanding Development of the Year Award

Construction Week Awards

2010GCC Construction Sustainability Award
2010GCC Infrastructure Project of the Year Khalifa Port

ACEC 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards (EAA)

2008Diamond Award


2008Award for Excellence in GIS Implementation

The Inaugural Logistics & Transport Awards

2018Free Zone of the Year
2018Trade Facilitator


2018IBTIKAR Program – Platinum Accreditation
2017IBTIKAR Program – Platinum Accreditation
2016IBTIKAR Program – Golden Accreditation


ISO Certifications

2018ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems
2017ISO 22301:2012 Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems
2017ISO 28000:2007 Security Management Systems
2016ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Requirements- Abu Dhabi Ports
2016ISO 10002:2014 Quality Management- Customer Satisfaction
2011ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Requirements- KIZAD
2011ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems
2011OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management


2014OSHAD-SF – Occupational Safety & Health Management System