Autoterminal Khalifa Port unveils first-of-its-kind technical centre

The facility will provide pre-delivery inspection, accessory fitting, car washing, polishing on-site, and smart repairs

Autoterminal Khalifa Port unveils first-of-its-kind technical centre
Abu Dhabi Ports
Autoterminal Khalifa Port unveils first-of-its-kind technical centre

Autoterminal Khalifa Port – which is a joint venture between UAE-based master developer Abu Dhabi Ports and Autoterminal Barcelona, the operator of the advanced RoRo terminal at Khalifa Port – has  unveiled a first-of-its-kind technical centre aimed at diversifying the portfolio of services on offer to customers.

The centre will provide a range of value-added services to customers within the Middle East’s automotive market, including pre-delivery inspection, accessory fitting, car washing, polishing on site, and smart repairs.

The site will also provide a refuelling service in the near future, which will ensure vehicles are fuelled before their departure from Khalifa Port.

Automotive importers will stand to benefit from reduced labour and transportation costs, as vehicles can be prepared for showroom display or the receiving consignee, without needing to visit a third-party facility.

The processing of vehicles through Autoterminal Khalifa Port, including the technical centre, will be carried out via the Carsys app, an automotive terminal management platform.

The app will allow users to scan and log vehicles passing through the facility. In addition to ensuring accurate reporting and guaranteeing the traceability of all operations carried out on the vehicles, the Carsys app will also allow its users to track the movement of their cars in real-time.

Commenting on the launch of the technical centre, the head of the Ports Cluster at Abu Dhabi Ports, Saif Al Mazrouei, said: “Managed by a dedicated team committed to innovation, Autoterminal Khalifa Port has not only flourished in the market, but has become a role model for others in the industry to follow. The new technical centre is a culmination of that continuous drive for improvement and opens new opportunities for our customers to benefit from.”

Featuring pollution free storage for up to 15,000 vehicles, Autoterminal Khalifa Port offers multimodal solutions for automotive customers looking to either import vehicles to the UAE or distribute from the Middle East to East Africa and Western India.

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