Aqaba Container Terminal marks $140m expansion
First phase complete. Jordan project will see extra 200m of new quay
Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), a joint venture between the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and APM Terminals, has just commemorated the successful completion of the first part of its $140m berth expansion.
The expansion project will see an additional 200 metres of new quay and the installation of two new Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and four Rubber Tire Gantry cranes (RTGs).
The ceremony was attended, among others, by ACT chairman and Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) chief commissioner HE Dr. Kamel Mahadin and ACT’s CEO Soren Hansen.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Kamel Mahadin said that the berth expansion project “is an important step for the city of Aqaba”.
“The expansion contributes to higher productivity and port capacity for shipping lines to expand trade,” said Mahadin.
The redevelopment of the quayside will allow the terminal to handle three of the world’s largest ocean carriers simultaneously and will increase annual capacity to 1.5 million TEU, according to terminal operator APM Terminals.
Last year, the Jordanian terminal saw container throughput jump 16 percent to 833,000 TEU.