Khalifa Port to distinguish 41% upsurge in volumes

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Khalifa Port Container Terminal controlled 772,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) during the first seven months of 2015 compared to the 549,000 TEUs controlled in the similar interval in 2014, marking a 41% growth in container volumes.

Khalifa Port to distinguish 41% upsurge in volumes

Khalifa Port to distinguish 41% upsurge in volumes

The master developer of ports in the emirate, Abu Dhabi Ports averred that the firm distinguished a 21% upsurge on the whole and mass cargo, which reached 8.71 million freight tonnes (FT) in the similar period.

All roll-on-roll-off operations were transported to Khalifa Port from Zayed Port in view of the increasing UAE market for the automotive industry in 2015. This changeover to Khalifa Port distinguished volumes rose by 11% on the back of enhanced efficiencies.

Presently, Khalifa Port gives a capacity of around 350,000 vehicles each year.

Abu Dhabi Terminals also put new efficiency records when its ventures team dealt with the vessel APL BOSTON with an average gross crane productivity of 39.81 gross moves per hour (GMPH), ensuing in berth productivity of 135.18 GMPH during a 19-hour, 54-minute port stay.

Their capability to control record loads across the cargo and transportation market has been assisted by their pledge to executing equipped efficiencies and assuming next-generation technologies.

Such efficiency levels across all the docks have witnessed the network of Abu Dhabi Ports amplify to more than 100 direct links to worldwide docks connected to around 36 shipping lines.

In the past seven months, the firm has spent  in advance infrastructure, executing new technologies, and acquiring new apparatus to develop operations.

At Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad), Abu Dhabi Ports observed a total of 19 Standard Musataha Agreements inked this 2015 with national and international investors. These projects will correspond to one million square metres plot size.

Other investments consist of the conclusion of the halfway mark of Stage 1 execution of Maqta Gateway, a new port community system interconnecting all of the pertinent parties engaged in Abu Dhabi’s import and export trade industry. This will develop processing times and communication methods, enhancing the production and competence of services.

Mohamed Dekkak

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