Fujairah Terminals receives first vessel call following concession signing between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah
On the occasion, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi,CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports commented: “We are marking the beginning of a new era for both Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah under the new management of Fujairah Terminals. The investment in port infrastructure will go a long way to strengthening development and operation of ports and terminals across the UAE and its contribution to the growth of a diversified, knowledge-based economy highlighting Fujairah’s strategic role in the UAE’s maritime and trade growth, bringing about a marked increase in vessel calls, such as the Dubai Alliance and many more to come.”
Upa Jayalth, General Manager for Operations at Star Feeder LLC and Nirmil Perara, General Manager for Sales and Marketing at Star Feeders LLC met with Fujairah Terminals General Manager, Naser AlBusaeedi to express their support and commitment to working with the newly established Fujairah Terminals.
On the occasion AlBusaeedi said: “Through the planned infrastructure investment and sharing of best practices by Abu Dhabi Ports, we are confident we are embarking on a new journey that will bring about a positive outlook for the port and the emirate of Fujairah as a whole. Using our experience and best practices gained from managing and running major ports like Zayed and Khalifa Ports, we intend to bring these valuable learnings to Fujairah Terminals and use existing commercial and business synergies to increase our value offering to our customers and simultaneously boost efficient trade”.
Further terms of the agreement include enhancing the Ports ability to cater to larger vessels through the deepening of berths and building almost 300,000 sqm yard of storage space, as well as a 1km quay. Abu Dhabi Ports will also invest in new and advanced technological equipment to increase operational efficiencies and services.
Fujairah Terminals is expected to play a complementary role in maritime shipping activities at Khalifa Port and Zayed Port.