Four new berths commissioned at Saqr Port

RAS AL KHAIMAH — Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, commissioned the four newly constructed berths and other infrastructure upgradation projects implemented at the Saqr Port in Ras Al Khaimah.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 20 May 2007, 8:54 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 11:06 PM

Shaikh Saud also opened the new office of RAK Customs and Ports Department at the Saqr Port and commissioned a hi-tech container scanning system set up at the port.

The four newly constructed berths have a total length of 795 metres and would increase the cargo handling capacity of Saqr Port substantially.

General Manager of Saqr Port Authority, Captain Ibrahim A Al Tunaiji said that the expansion works implemented at the port would enhance the logistic capabilities of Ras Al Khaimah in a big way and would help Saqr Port achieve its vision of becoming a leading port in the region.

He said that Saqr Port has undertaken an ambitious expansion programme over the last four years involving a total investment of Dh221 million to facilitate efficient handling of containers, bulk and general cargo.

The port has recently added a brand new container terminal with a capacity to handle 350,000 TEUs developed by the Kuwait- based KGL Ports International (KGLPI), the soft opening of which was done in January 2007. With the commissioning of the four new berths, Saqr Port now has 12 berths with KGLPI operating its container terminal in four berths and the rest operated by the Saqr Port Authority.

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