Record volumes at Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2011

Record volumes at Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2011

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) reports that the number of containers imported and exported through Mina Zayed by local businesses continue to grow. In 2011 ADT handled 767,713 TEU [an industry norm for twenty foot equivalent container units], which represents a staggering 47per cent increase on 2010.

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Published: Sat 14 Apr 2012, 4:09 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:07 AM

Martijn Van De Linde, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Terminals, said, “ADT was only established five years ago but our brief history has been a dynamic one. In five short years we have more than tripled container volumes, from 250,000 TEU in 2006 to more than 767,000 TEU last year.

The growth so far has been impressive, but the most exciting years are still ahead of us and we are now working hard on preparations for the opening of the new container terminal at Khalifa Port. When this opens in the fourth quarter of 2012 it will be region’s first semi-automated container terminal”.

ADT also witnessed an 11% growth in the cruise segment, with approximately 160,000 cruise passengers arriving at Mina Zayed in 2011.

Van de Linde added, “We have worked with the global cruise lines and their local agents for several years to ensure Abu Dhabi is a regular feature in their sailing schedules, and it is great to see those efforts paying off. Last year Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority was also instrumental in developing a vastly improved tented cruise terminal in Mina Zayed, and through our close collaborations with Abu Dhabi Immigrations and Customs we also made sure visitors had a great welcome when visiting our nation’s beautiful capital to see the sights and experience the culture”.

ADT currently manages and operates the three leading ports in Abu Dhabi: Mina Zayed, the main gateway for cargo in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; Mina Freeport that caters for smaller vessels, tugs and barges; and Mina Musaffah located in the heart of the industrial area.

The diversified portfolio of services includes a dedicated Container Terminal, Container Freight Station, Warehousing, Cold Store and a General Cargo Terminal that is widely regarded as the market leader in the region.

ADT will also manage and operate Khalifa Port when it opens in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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