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Abu Dhabi Ports and Etihad Rail team up to build rail terminal at Khalifa port

ABU Dhabi Ports and Etihad Rail have struck a deal to link Khalifa port to the emerging national railway network by building a new 2

Abu Dhabi Ports and Etihad Rail team up to build rail terminal at Khalifa port

ABU Dhabi Ports and Etihad Rail have struck a deal to link Khalifa port to the emerging national railway network by building a new 2

06 March 2019 - 19:00

ABU Dhabi Ports and Etihad Rail have struck a deal to link Khalifa port to the emerging national railway network by building a new 2.4 million-TEU-capacity rail terminal at the port.

Abu Dhabi Ports is optimistic that the partnership will generate time and cost savings for customers. The port''s total handling capacity will increase to 9.1 million TEU per annum over the next five years and the rail link will reduce the amount of container traffic moving to and from the port by road, reported The Maritime Standard of Dubai.



As the result of the planned investment, the Etihad Rail network will extend 605 kilometres from Ghuwaifat on the UAE's border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah on the east coast and will pass through Khalifa port, Jebel Ali and Khor Fakkan.



Phase one of the project, which includes 264 km of railway line, was delivered and became fully operational in 2016 and connects the Shah and Habshan gas fields in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi to the port of Ruwais on the Arabian Gulf. This line has the capacity to move 22,000 tonnes of sulphur granules daily.


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