Abu Dhabi Ports forecasts 17% growth of general cargo
Following a record year in 2014, Abu Dhabi Ports is forecasting 17% growth across all general cargo activities in 2015.
“As many development projects in Abu Dhabi are underway, we look ahead to a promising 2015 with healthy growth figures that not only confirm the Emirate’s booming economy but Abu Dhabi Port’s supporting role as an important enabler for development and trade.
“We will continue to develop our cutting edge infrastructure and service offerings across all of our ports, to establish Abu Dhabi as a first-class international maritime hub,” says Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports.
Most recently, Abu Dhabi Ports took part in “The Cargo Show”, the biggest logistics and transport infrastructure exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which was held in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi Ports, which was the supporting government partner at the event and took the opportunity to showcase its state-of-the-art flagship Khalifa Port and the adjacent trade and logistics hub Kizad at its multimedia exhibition stand.
Abu Dhabi Ports is a major enabler of development and trade in Abu Dhabi, supporting import and export activities, attracting a growing number of customers who make use of the numerous business advantages offered by the Emirate’s ports. These range from outstanding market access and excellent intermodal transportation networks to world-class infrastructure and services.
In 2014, Abu Dhabi Ports celebrated a record year for cargo. The Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which is managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), saw a record throughput of more than 1 million TEUs in one year (1,137,679 TEU), which marked an increase of 26%, while the bulk and general cargo volumes grew by 37% compared to the 2013 figures.