First phase of Khalifa Port expansion due to open Q1 2021
ABU Dhabi Ports has affirmed that the expansion of Khalifa Port is on track for a phase one opening by the first quarter of 2021, as well as equipment enhancements at Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT)
ABU Dhabi Ports has affirmed that the expansion of Khalifa Port is on track for a phase one opening by the first quarter of 2021, as well as equipment enhancements at Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).
The Khalifa Port expansion, announced in December 2019, aims to boost capacity with 200 metres of quay wall and almost 175,000 square metres of land within Khalifa Port Logistics handed over ahead of the project's full phase one completion in the first quarter of next year.
At the same time, progress has also been made on the first phase of Khalifa Port's South Quay development slated for completion by the fourth quarter of 2020, reports Colchester's Seatrade Maritime News.
With 80 per cent of construction completed, a total of 650 metres of quay wall containing two berths alongside 37,000 square metre terminal yard is now available in advance of receiving its first shipment.
Progress has also been made on ADT's expansion plans with the delivery of five new ship-to-shore cranes. Each unit boast a lifting capacity of 90 tonnes, putting Khalifa Port Container Terminal on track to meet its target of 5 million TEU by the end of this year.
'The continued expansion of our infrastructure at Khalifa Port demonstrates Abu Dhabi Ports' commitment to transforming trade and logistics in the region,' said Saif Al Mazrouei, head of ports cluster at Abu Dhabi Ports.