Abu Dhabi Ports sees 41% volume increase in 2015
Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate, is handling more cargo than ever before.
At the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which is operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, container volumes increased by 41 per cent in the first seven months in 2015 over the same period in 2014.
Bolstered by rapid growth in polymer exports and transhipment activity across the Gulf, over 772,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units/containers) were handled in the first seven months of 2015, up from 549,000 TEU in the same period in 2014.
Abu Dhabi Terminals also set new productivity records when its operations team handled the vessel APL Boston with an average gross crane productivity of 39.81 gross moves per hour (GMPH), resulting in berth productivity of 135.18 GMPH during a 19-hour, 54- minute port stay. Such productivity levels across all the ports have seen the network of Abu Dhabi Ports grow to more than 100 direct connections to global ports linked to over 36 shipping lines. Details