Abu Dhabi Ports Inaugurates Delma Port

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Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated newly developed Delma Port today.

Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels, according to the official Abu Dhabi Ports’ announcement.

Commenting on the occasion, Al Mazrouei said: “The development of Delma Port comes in line with the Abu Dhabi Plan, which calls for an effective transportation system to serve the community and economy, with an emphasis on the development of sustainable sea transport as per the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces.”

During the ceremony, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, explained that with a budget of over AED 170 million ($46.2 million), the new Delma Port covers a total area of 280,725m², with 58,500m² of pavement for easy transport. It features an accessible breakwater with platform to integrate the operation of ferry terminal and CICPA facilities. The ferry terminal has 103m long quay wall with three fixed ramps that serve as berthing areas for ferry vessels.

The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of H.E Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, the Diwan of the Ruler’s representatives from Al Dhafra region, in addition to other senior government and media representatives.

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