UAE: Great Future for Khalifa Port
ADPC hosted nearly twenty different stakeholder bodies in October as part of its powerful plan to update partners on the developments at Khalifa Port since the commencement of commercial operations at the container terminal on 1st September.
The ADPC initiative has been widely welcomed by key players in the private and public sector.
October saw Khalifa Port host high-profile delegations from the UAE University, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi Customs, Embassy of Australia, Etihad Rail, Urban Planning Council, Ministry of Environment and Water, Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Department of Economic Development, Union Supreme Court, Abu Dhabi Police, Critical National Infrastructure Authority, Ministry of Interior, and the Department of Transport. The Port has also received several confirmations for similar visits during November.
Ms Jameela Al Junaibi, Marketing Manager, Ports’ Unit, ADPC, said: “The visits came as part of our outreach activities towards our stakeholders and partners who have always extended their support to us. It also marked the first step towards engaging other government entities with whom we are yet to share any direct business association. The positive turnout has reaffirmed our conviction that both government and private sectors will work closely together in order to achieve the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.”
During their visit, guests were briefed on ADPC and its gigantic Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) megaproject. The delegations toured the Documentation Centre, and the Terminal Operations Building (and its “space-age” Control Room) to see at first hand how the region’s only semi-automated container terminal loads and off loads containers.
“We are excited by the visits lined up for November, through which we hope to demonstrate the rapid advancements registered by Khalifa Port,” said Ms Al Junaibi.
Khalifa Port’s advanced technology and innovation make it unique in the region. Serving as Abu Dhabi’s gateway for trade and international business, the terminal can handle the largest container ships in the world and features six of the world’s largest ship to shore cranes.
Press Release, November 5, 2012