Khalifa Port Container Terminal achieves 26% growth in 2014.

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) is celebrating its solid performance and achievements in 2014 that saw its volume reach 1.14 million TEUs (20-foot-equivalent-unit containers). This represents a 26% year-on-year growth and sets a new standard in regional growth rates.

ADT secured the exclusive right to manage and operate the first Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) by signing a 30-year concession in 2012 with Abu Dhabi Ports. The port operator garnered a number of achievements in 2014 and its more than 20% year-on-year growth over the past five years can be attributed to the strong relationships with the shipping industry and the trade community. It’s expected that this growth rate will be built on in 2015, and continued strong performance will be reached by year’s end.

Besides handling a record number of containers, 2014 saw productivity rise to an average of thirty-four GMPH (crane moves per hour) and KPCT named in the top ten growing container terminals in the world. For December 2014 alone, KPCT handled 132,339 TEUs - the highest number of containers handled in a single month in the emirate – and an increase of 26.7% compared to 2013.

“2014 has been the busiest year at Khalifa Port Container Terminal and the fifth straight year that our compound year-on-year growth has risen more than 20%,” according to Martijn van de Linde, Chief Executive Officer, ADT. “While we are incredibly pleased with this progress and everything we have achieved, we continue working on more expansion plans and further automation of our operations in 2015,” he added.

SOURCE : Abu Dhabi Terminals