Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has announced that the expansion of the Khalifa Port is on pace for completion. Phase 1 of ADP’s Logistics and South Quay project is set to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2021. By then, the port’s container throughput will have reached five million TEUs.
So far, 200m of quay wall and 175,000m2 of supporting land have already been handed over, in advance of completion. Meanwhile, construction of Khalifa’s South Quay continues and is scheduled for completion during the last quarter of this year. A total of 650m of quay wall, with two berths, and 37,000m2 of terminal yard is already available. Five new container cranes, each with a lifting capacity of 90 tonnes, have also been delivered.
Saif Al Mazrouei, head of Ports Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, commented: “Thanks to the strategic direction and guidance of the Government of Abu Dhabi, our Emirate is ensured to experience increased direct foreign investment and growth of non-oil GDP. “Our ports are not only gateways to the Gulf, but also convenient departure points to markets around the world, connecting east and west. The multimodal connections between Abu Dhabi and global markets through land, sea, air, and future rail channels, have elevated the Emirate’s status as a leading trade and logistics hub in the Middle East.”