The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) officially commenced commercial operations at its flagship Khalifa Port on Saturday, September 1. The port received its first ship from a commercial customer at 7am. The ship was the MSC Bari, which is one of the largest and newest container ships in the world. MSC Bari is 366 metres long, 51 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of over 153,000 tonnes and is capable of transporting 14,000 containers. The day was marked by a spectacular display of synchronized movements by the port's six giant STS (Ship to Shore) cranes - among the largest of their kind in the world.