Khalifa Port third-fastest growing port globally
Abu Dhabi Terminals’ flagship terminal has been named the fastest growing port in the Middle East, based on its 26% volume growth in 2014.
Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has been named the third-fastest growing port in the world.
In addition to the high international ranking, Abu Dhabi Terminals’ flagship site was also identified as the fastest growing port in the Middle East, with 26% year-on-year growth in 2014.
The recognition, which forms part of Container Management’s ‘Top 120 World Container Ports’ ranking, comes within three years of the commencement of operations at KPCT.
Commenting on the news, Martijn van de Linde, CEO of Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: “We are extremely pleased with the vote of confidence given to us by our customers – both trade and shipping lines – which enables us to be recognised as one of the world’s fastest-growing container ports. Our corporate philosophy remains focused on delivering excellent service to our customers and helping them [to lower] their supply-chain costs while bringing their international markets closer to home.”
Abu Dhabi Terminals attributed its growth to the “significant expansion” of industry in Abu Dhabi, as well as a “substantial increase” in the role that KPCT is playing in regional transhipment and a steady rise in shipping lines calling at the port.
KPCT’s container throughput grew by 41% in the first seven months of 2015. Located next to Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), the port ships directly to more than 50 international destinations and offers almost 21.4ha of warehousing space