27 May 2015Investment at Khalifa Port Container Terminal reduces supply chain costs by bringing customers closer to international markets
Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), celebrated the opening of a polymer packing facility which iscentrally located inside the container terminal. The state-of-the-art packing facility,with an annual production capacity of 700,000metric tonnes,was designed and constructed by ADT to provide Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, more flexibility in their supply chain network.
Part of the celebration included the recognition of the construction team consisting of Schmidt ME Logistics as design consultant,Tebodin as project manager, Züblin asmain civil contractor for the facility development, HPPT as the equipment supplier and Agility as the operator for the packing plant.
Building a packing facility inside the container terminal is part of the ADT's value-added services to reduce supply chain costs by providing port-centric solutions in the form of integrated container handling, 2.5 million sqft. ofwarehousing and high-end packaging solutions.
Reflecting on the opening, Martijn van de Linde, CEO of Abu Dhabi Terminal, explained, "We understand the increasing need for faster product delivery and bringing our customers closer to the markets they serve. Khalifa Port Container Terminal ships directly to more than 50 international destinations and is ideally located next to Kizad, 75 kilometres from Mussafah and just 45 kilometres from Jebel Ali."
"The investment in the new packing facility is testament to our commitment to add value to our customers by significantly improving the efficiency and speed of the supply chain."He concluded.
About Abu Dhabi Terminals
Abu Dhabi Terminals' (ADT) core business is to manage and operate Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) for which it secured the exclusive rights in 2012 by signing a 30-year concession.
With its state-of-the art infrastructure, outstanding productivity levels and innovative approach, KPCT is the region's first semi-automated port and one of the most technologically advanced and fastest growing container terminals in the world.
Since the official inauguration on 12/12/12, KPCT has grown to support the local market with around 20 weekly container line services to more than 50 international destinations, offering the ideal hub location 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 port operator, which is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, Mubadala and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, garnered a number of achievements in 2014 and its more than 20% year-on-year growth over the past five years can be attributed to its professional team and the strong relationships with the shipping industry and trade community.
For further information, please contact:
Annemarie Franssen, Communications Manager, Abu Dhabi Terminals
Tel. +971 2 4925022, firstname.lastname@example.org
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