Two years after starting operations, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which manages and operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, the first semi-automated advanced container terminal in the Middle East, has celebrated handling 2m teu.
The milestone surpasses the company’s initial target, representing a 20% year-on-year increase in containers handled by ADT, driven by strong increases in both imports and exports, with volume growth alongside continued high demand from local and global customers.
“Passing this latest record demonstrates the position of Khalifa Port Container Terminal due to its diverse and increasing trade base, strategic location and significant hinterland connections,” said ADT’s chief executive officer, Martijn van de Linde. He added: “We are continuously committed to support the economic growth of the UAE and at the same time provide our customers with fast and efficient services.”
Gary Lemke, executive vice president for ports at Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the owner and developer of Khalifa Port, said: “We can see that Khalifa Port is successfully driving business growth across the Emirate. The port’s growing network of services and supply chain connectivity is clearly supporting ADT’s 20% year-on-year growth as import/export trade increases.”