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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.