DP World unveils first phase of Al Hamriya port upgrade
DP World, UAE Region, has completed the first phase of the Al Hamriya port development, it announced this week.
The first phase officially opened on Tuesday and includes the upgrading of 1 million square feet of yard, which has been paved, fenced and gated. These open yards are now available for lease for traders and logistics companies.
Construction work on the second phase has already begun on the facility and is due to be completed this year. It will include a modern facility for the exclusive use of the fishing industry at the port. The development will also create a new 1,650-metre long wharf with the capacity to accommodate 190 fishing boats.
The changes will strengthen Al Hamriya Port’s traditional capability and leverage the strategic location of the port in the centre of Dubai.
Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director, DP World, UAE region, said: “After 35 successful years as a vital regional hub for re-export and fishing, we are equipping Al Hamriya Port to deliver significant services of value to both the shipping industry and the fishing community. Our expansion plans are in direct response to the needs of our customers and the fishing community and we are confident the new facilities will further cement the excellent relations we have with all our port users.”
While Khalifah Sultan, director, Al Hamriya Port, added: “Al Hamriya plays a key role in facilitating non-containerised cargo movements between Dubai and countries in the Gulf, South Asia and East Africa. It also serves the local fishing industry. The current upgrade plans are aimed at delivering sustainable value to our customers through operational innovation.”