ADT celebrates milestone at Khalifa Port

2019 Q3 throughput volume up 51% comparing to the same period on 2018

  
ADT celebrates milestone at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced that it set a new record by handling more than 10 million containers representing a milestone achievement for Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT1). The record number was achieved serving the MV MSC Alexandra, a vessel belonging to ADT’s long-term partner and customer, MSC and deployed on the 2M DRAGON/AE20 service.

The new throughput milestone follows terminal operator ADT’s success in the second half of 2019, which saw Khalifa Port handle 51% more containers than the same period on 2018. Notable and consistent year-on-year growth since KPCT’s inauguration on 2012 represents its increasing role as a crucial logistics hub connecting local and regional trade to global markets. It also represents the success of Abu Dhabi government continued significant investments in KPCT’s infrastructure and facilities to create the Middle East’s first semi-automated and most technologically advanced container terminal.

“In line with the vision of the leadership in supporting the economic diversification of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the new record represents a major achievement for Khalifa Port to promote economic development and diversify the economic resources of the Emirate. demonstrates that ADT is on track to become one of the leading container terminal operators in the world. Handling more than 10 Million TEU’s is an achievement from long term plan to enhance the company contribution to the growth of the non-oil GDP of Abu Dhabi, the investments are to constantly improve and expand our capabilities and resources to provide the best services.” said Abu Dhabi Terminals Acting CEO, Abdullah Al Hameli.

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to our loyal customers and they share in our success and we will continue to strive to exceed their expectations going forward,” he added.

Since its establishment in 2006, ADT has achieved regional and international industry recognition for its unwavering commitment to safety, innovation, and excellence, and its rapid growth and success have been globally lauded.  

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About Abu Dhabi Terminals:

Abu Dhabi Terminals is the management company and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Since its establishment in 2006, ADT has won several regional and international awards and general recognition for its unwavering commitment to safety, innovation, excellence, and its rapid growth into a highly competent company. 

With its state-of-the art infrastructure and outstanding levels of productivity, KPCT is the region’s first semi-automated port, one of the most technically advanced and ADT’s facility in Khalifa Port is currently one of the fastest growing container terminals in the world.

Since its inauguration on 12 December 2012, KPCT has been supporting local market with more than 30 weekly container line services directly calling in excess of 100 global destinations, offering the ideal hub for connecting local trade with a wide global logistics network.

ADT’s diversification of supply chain services offers a full suite of logistics solutions to benefit trade partners and shipping lines. The company is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports and Terminals Investments Limited (TIL).

For further information, please contact:

Saif Al Naqbi, Communications Manager, Abu Dhabi Terminals

Tel.  +971 2 4925080, Saif.alnaqbi@adterminals.ae 

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