Abu Dhabi Ports marks milestone with new quay operations

2020-12-28 16:10:43 International Ports News

The first shipment, carrying bauxite, destined for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)’s Al-Taweelah alumina refinery, called at Khalifa Port’s South Quay, marking the commencement of operations at the newly launched facility.

EGA began receiving Capesize vessels loaded with bauxite in 2019

EGA will use the South Quay, in addition to its own nearby quay, which began receiving Capesize vessels loaded with bauxite in 2019.

The onset of the South Quay’s operations at Abu Dhabi’s dedicated flagship deep-water terminal is the latest in a string of major achievements for the port’s owner and operator, Abu Dhabi Ports.

Saif Al-Mazrouei, head of Ports Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “Abu Dhabi Ports is proud to have achieved this momentous milestone ahead of schedule.

Commencement of operations at the South Quay is clear evidence that Abu Dhabi Ports stands as a leader in integrated multipurpose port proposition

“The commencement of operations at the South Quay provides clear evidence that Abu Dhabi Ports stands as a leader in developing a truly inspiring and integrated multipurpose port proposition.

The introduction of the South Quay, together with the adjacent Khalifa Port Logistics (KPL) development will dramatically boost Khalifa Port’s ability to handle any type of cargo and service a wide variety of customers.

In addition to the South Quay phase 1 completion, approximately 800 meters of quay wall and almost 175,000 square meters of land within KPL has been handed over in advance of the project’s full phase 1 conclusion in Q1 2021.

The port made significant gains in the latest Lloyd’s List One Hundred Ports rankings

Two prestigious accolades underscore Khalifa Port’s successful growth and development journey: The port made significant gains in the latest Lloyd’s List One Hundred Ports rankings, achieving the highest percentage of growth in all container ports listed, and also won “Port of the Year” at the recently held Maritime Standard Awards 2020

Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports is a global trade enabler strategically based in the capital of the UAE and is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.

Abu Dhabi Ports owns and manages 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea

Abu Dhabi Ports owns and manages 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea. Its largest subsidiary is Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, the integrated trade, logistics, and industrial hub, with the flagship, deep water Khalifa Port as its maritime gateway.

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