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ADPC exhibits portfolio of ports and ancillary shipping services

ADPC will particularly spotlight Khalifa Port at exhibition

  • WAM
  • Published: 17:29 November 18, 2012
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi:Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) will showcase its portfolio of world-class ports and ancillary shipping services during its participation at the sixth Seatrade Middle East Maritime, scheduled to run from November 27-29 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Exhibiting at stand H1, ADPC will particularly spotlight Khalifa Port that commenced commercial operations on September 1, 2012. The company will additionally highlight its commitment to sustainable developments and projects that positively contribute to Abu Dhabi’s non-oil GDP.

Captain Mohammad Al Shamisi, Executive Vice-President, Ports’ Unit, ADPC, will deliver a keynote address on the opening day.

Hosting the first semi-automated container terminal in the region, Khalifa Port will also be the region’s first port with on-dock rail access when Etihad Rail becomes operational in 2016. Speaking ahead of the event, Captain Shamisi said: “Abu Dhabi Ports Company is witnessing an exciting growth trajectory. In addition to the growth in vessel traffic by 16 per cent in as compared to 2011, key projects have been delivered. The commencement of commercial activities at Khalifa Port has positioned us in a comfortable position to achieve our objective of supporting economic diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The new port will help grow imports into Abu Dhabi and boost the export of indigenous products from the emirate.”

He added: “Seatrade Middle East Maritime comes at a time when we are seeking to highlight our maritime offerings. The event is particularly awaited for its showcase of advanced industry-related technology and infrastructure developments. While sharing our experience of operating a world-class ports company, we are also looking forward to gaining rich perspectives from conference panelists on the concerns that face the industry.”

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