DP World starts Al Hamriya Port upgrade in Dubai
In a direct response to growing demands, DP World, UAE Region, has announced that it has commenced upgrading Al Hamriya Port in Dubai.
The port, which plays a key role in facilitating non-containerised cargo and also serves the local fishing industry, requires infrastructure development to bring it into the modern era and help businesses to grow, according to DP World, senior vice president, Mohammed Al Muallem.
“Al Hamriya Port is an integral part of Dubai’s maritime tradition and we are upgrading it to bring it into the 21st century and provide value-added services to our customers there. Our clients are looking to grow their business in the region and we are responding to that demand by enhancing operational efficiencies at the port. The current upgrade plans are aimed at delivering sustainable value to our customers through operational innovation.”
Work has already started on the first phase of modernising the small and busy general cargo facility that has served the regional sea trade for generations.
Future plans include; extending the wharves to take larger feeder vessels, expanding the yard used for maintaining the traditional wooden dhows, upgrading the fishermen’s wharf and the construction of a workers’ hostel.
It is anticipated that the work will extend over a period of 18 to 24 months, depending on market demand.