Khalifa port is owned by the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT). ADPC and ADT are pleased with the progress of the new port with Martijn van de Linde, CEO of ADT confirming that it is two months ahead of schedule for completing the transitioning of all container traffic from Mina Zayed to Khalifa Port container terminal. “We had initially anticipated completion of the process by the end of Q1 2013, but now we are projecting completion in January 2013,” he said.
Jussi Suhonen, general manager, RMG cranes, Konecranes is proud of the company’s ability to deliver automated container handling systems on time. “With each delivery, we gain strength and expertise and this extension order from ADPC is proof of their confidence in us,” he said
The 12 ASCS are identical to the 30 ASCS delivered in the first phase. They have a lifting capacity of 40 tons, stacking one-over-five containers high and nine wide. They are equipped with automation controls and Konecranes’ active load control (ALC) system and they will be interfaced with the Khalifa Terminal Operating System (TOS), delivered by Konecranes in the first phase of the container terminal construction.