September 14, 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports reports a 41 percent increase in container volumes at the Khalifa Port Container Terminal for first seven months in 2015 over the same period in 2014.
Bolstered by rapid growth in polymer exports and transshipment activity across the Gulf, over 772,000 TEUs were handled in the first seven months of 2015, up from 549,000 TEU in the same period in 2014.
In the same period, general and bulk cargo saw growth of 21 percent to 8.71 million freight tonnes.
In 2015 all roll-on-roll-off (RORO) operations were transferred to Khalifa Port from Zayed Port in light of the growing UAE automotive sector. As a result, volumes increased by 11 percent.
Over the past seven months, ADP has invested heavily in upgrading infrastructure, implementing new technologies and in buying new equipment to expand operations.
At the Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad), ADP saw a total of 19 Standard Musataha Agreements (SMAs) signed this year with national and international investors including Schmidt ME Logistics, Bin Ali Safecare Medical, Adearest – Polar, and SIDDCO Group.
To date, around 80 national and international investors have chosen Kizad as their production or logistics base – nine of these will have completed construction and will be fully operational by the end of this year.