Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) the master developer of ports and industrial zones in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and container terminal operator, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), recently celebrated a record number of containers handled through Khalifa Port in its first year of operation.
One million TEUs, or containers, have now been handled by Abu Dhabi Terminals at Khalifa Port, since its commercial opening at the end of 2012.
In October of this year, more than 100,000 TEUs passed through the port in just one month. These are very significant figures for Khalifa Port and the highest number of containers ever handled in a single month in the Emirate.
Mohamed Al Shamisi, Acting CEO ADPC, said, "One million containers is an important record for Abu Dhabi, not just Khalifa Port. It's a great achievement for everyone working at the port, demonstrating that the container terminal operations are efficiently and effectively handling the growing import and export volumes that the port was designed for." Martijn Van de Linde, CEO, ADT, commented, "We are very proud of what we have accomplished over the past year. Surpassing the one million TEU mark is very a significant milestone in the development of Khalifa Port and a clear testament to the efforts and hard work of our teams but even more so, the strong and loyal support we have witnessed from our ever growing customer base." Khalifa Port began commercial operations at the end of last year when all container traffic was transferred from the city centre Port Zayed to the new state-of-the-art flagship facility, Khalifa Port.