Abu Dhabi Terminals hits 3 Million TEU milestone record at Khalifa Port
2015 H1 throughput volume up by 36% compared to H1 in 2014.
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) announced that on 26 July it set a new volume record when it handled its 3rd million TEU; the figure is ADT’s highest throughput since it commenced operations at Khalifa Port at the end of 2012. The 3 millionth container was achieved while serving the Hanjin Xiamen, a vessel belonging to ADT’s long-term customer, Hanijn.
The new throughput milestone comes in line with ADT’s successful first half of 2015, which saw the terminal operator handle 628,000 TEU – a 36% increase compared to the same period in 2014. Volumes have been bolstered by the rapid growth of polymer export and shipping lines growing transshipment activity in the Gulf region.
ADT has seen a notable increase in the number of import and export cargo in the UAE and the investments the terminal operator made in KPCT’s infrastructure have paid dividends.
Once the next expansion program is completed mid-2016, KPCT will have an additional 3 STS cranes increasing capacity to 2.5 million TEUs per year while ensuring that the turnaround time for containers moving in and out of the terminal will become even more efficient.
ADT will continue to demonstrate that the container terminal is open for business and prepared to handle increasing volumes of cargo from around the region.
SOURCE : Abu Dhabi Terminals