Khalifa Port handles 2mn containers in two years
Port surpasses initial target with 20% year-on-year TEU-handling rise
More than 2mn twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEU) have been handled at UAE’s Khalifa Port in under two years.
The figure of 2mn handled containers has been achieved since the port opened for business in December 2012.
This volume surpasses Khalifa Port’s original target, representing a 20% year-on-year increase in TEU handling.
“Passing this latest record demonstrates the extremely robust position of Khalifa Port Container Terminal due to its diverse and increasing trade base, strategic location, and significant hinterland connections,” said Martijn van de Linde, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).
ADT contends that the throughput milestone has been driven by a strong rise in both import and export items, and sustained high levels of demand from global and local customers alike.
“Today, we can see that Khalifa Port is successfully driving business growth across the Emirate,” commented Gary Lemke, executive vice president of ports at Khalifa Port’s owner and developer, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).
“The port’s growing network of services, ease of doing business, and supply chain connectivity is clearly supporting ADT’s 20% year-on-year growth as import/export trade increases,” he concluded.