The extension of the Khalifa Port, which cost a total of Dhs4 billion, was officially launched by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The development of the port’s South Quay, Khalifa Port Logistics, and Abu Dhabi Terminals are all included in the expansion.
In addition, Khalifa Port has increased in size from 2.43 square kilometres to 8.63 square kilometres, and its quay wall has grown from 2.3 kilometres to 12.5 kilometers. With an estimated value of Dh20.4 billion, it now offers 21 berths and a variety of services for important sectors.
The programme is expected to significantly help AD Port Group achieve its aim of boosting Khalifa Port’s handling capacity to 25 million tonnes of general cargo and 15 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually by 2030.
According to Sheikh Mohamed, “The Khalifa Port expansion project is one of the specialised national initiatives and is considered to be a significant addition to the country’s ports and logistics services that aims to improve the UAE’s position in the global commerce movement.”
“The official opening represents yet another significant turning point in a year that has seen AD Ports Group list on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX), open new trade corridors, complete a number of significant acquisitions, rapidly transform its business and portfolio of services, and build strong relationships with existing and emerging trade partners for the UAE,” he continued.