A Journey of Excellence

A remarkable success story of Abu Dhabi Ports began twelve years ago. Today, it is a dream realized. It is a plan in action. We are one of the best port operators in the world. This is our story. The making of an epic legend that is transforming the region.

2013
September

Abu Dhabi Ports and EMAL signed a 10-year Export Logistics agreement

Abu Dhabi Ports and EMAL signed a 10-year Export Logistics agreement
March

Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services launched

Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services launched
2012
December

Abu Dhabi Ports served by over 20 shipping lines; connected to over 100 international ports

Abu Dhabi Ports served by over 20 shipping lines; connected to over 100 international ports
December

Direct connections made to over 52 international ports from Khalifa Port

Direct connections made to over 52 international ports from Khalifa Port
December

Khalifa Port officially inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan – President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, at noon on the 12 December 2012

Khalifa Port officially inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan – President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, at noon on the 12 December 2012
December

Maximum capacity exceeded at Zayed Port and record volumes of TEUs handled

Maximum capacity exceeded at Zayed Port and record volumes of TEUs handled
September

Commercial Operations commenced at Khalifa Port

Commercial Operations commenced at Khalifa Port
2011
October

Cruise Terminal temporary operations at Zayed Port launched

Cruise Terminal temporary operations at Zayed Port launched
September

Free Port facility upgraded at Zayed Port

Free Port facility upgraded at Zayed Port
February

Abu Dhabi’s landmark Musaffah Channel Project completed and handed-over

Abu Dhabi’s landmark Musaffah Channel Project completed and handed-over
2010
November

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) unveiled

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) unveiled
November

Arrival of the first ship to the state-of-the-art Khalifa Port celebrated with EMAL

Arrival of the first ship to the state-of-the-art Khalifa Port celebrated with EMAL
2009
July

Construction of on-shore port facilities at Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone awarded to Al Habtoor Leighton Group

Construction of on-shore port facilities at Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone awarded to Al Habtoor Leighton Group
2008
June

MOU signed with Borouge to provide port services at Khalifa Port

MOU signed with Borouge to provide port services at Khalifa Port
March

Two major earthworks contracts for Khalifa Industrial Zone awarded

Two major earthworks contracts for Khalifa Industrial Zone awarded
March

Construction of the Port Island began with 45 Million Cubic Meters of dredging and reclamation work

Construction of the Port Island began with 45 Million Cubic Meters of dredging and reclamation work
2007
September

Dredging contract for USD 1.5 Billion to develop Khalifa Port awarded to Archirodon, Boskalis, and Hyundai Consortium

Dredging contract for USD 1.5 Billion to develop Khalifa Port awarded to Archirodon, Boskalis, and Hyundai Consortium
May

Conceptual master plan of Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone developed

Conceptual master plan of Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone developed
2006
August

Program Management contract for Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone awarded

Program Management contract for Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone awarded
March

Abu Dhabi Ports established by an Emiri Decree

Abu Dhabi Ports established by an Emiri Decree