Abu Dhabi Terminals open packing plant in Khalifa Port
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), this week celebrated the opening of a polymer packing facility which is centrally located inside the container terminal.
The state-of-the-art packing facility, with an annual production capacity of 700,000 metric tonnes, was designed and constructed by ADT to provide Borouge, a provider of plastics solutions, more flexibility in their supply chain network.
The plant’s construction team consisted of Schmidt ME Logistics as design consultant, Tebodin as project manager, Züblin as main civil contractor for the facility development, HPPT as the equipment supplier and Agility as the operator for the packing plant.
Building a packing facility inside the container terminal is part of ADT’s efforts to reduce supply chain costs by providing port-centric solutions in the form of integrated container handling, 2.5 million sqft. of warehousing and high-end packaging solutions.
“We understand the increasing need for faster product delivery and bringing our customers closer to the markets they serve,” said Martijn van de Linde, CEO of Abu Dhabi Terminal. “Khalifa Port Container Terminal ships directly to more than 50 international destinations and is ideally located next to Kizad, 75 kilometres from Mussafah and just 45 kilometres from Jebel Ali.”
“The investment in the new packing facility is testament to our commitment to add value to our customers by significantly improving the efficiency and speed of the supply chain,” he added.