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ABU DHABI TERMINALS:
TRADE MOVES WITH US
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) was established in 2006 by Emiri Decree No. (6), as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi. It is a Private Joint Stock Company (PJSC) owned by Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), Mubadala Development Company (MDC) and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners (MIP).

ADT secured the exclusive rights in 2012 by signing a 30-year concession agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to operate and manage a container terminal at Khalifa Port. ADT owns and operates, the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), region’s first semiautomated and most technologically advanced container terminal at Khalifa Port. KPCT was officially inaugurated for commercial operations on 12/12/12.

OUR HISTORY: A STORY OF CONTINUITY AND TRANSFORMATION

THE STORY OF TRADE IN
ABU DHABI DATES BACK
6,000 YEARS
The modern container terminal you see today owes much to technological advancements in the world of seaports, but importantly it represents the culmination of Abu Dhabi’s history as a centre for regional trade. The port is very much a tangible legacy of the region’s seafarers – the traders, the shermen and navigators who helped Abu Dhabi thrive. For over 6000 years Abu Dhabi has had extensive trade connections. From ancient links to India and Mesopotamia, to the opening of Mina Zayed in 1972, the arrival of the first containership in 1982, and the completion of the first phase of the Khalifa Port Container Terminal in 2012; trade has beat a constant rhythm throughout the development of Abu Dhabi. Khalifa Port Container Terminal proudly continues this tradition of transformation on a global scale.
  • 2006
    Abu Dhabi Terminals established as Abu Dhabi’s main terminal operator , managing Mina Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi
  • 2008
    Over 2000 vessels move annually through Mina Zayed Port
  • 2011
    Khalifa Port Container Terminal construction underway
  • 2012
    H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed inaugurates Khalifa Port with an initial handling capacity of 1.9 Million TEU
    2012- First vessel arrives at Khalifa Port Container Terminal
  • 2013
    KPCT handles 1 million .. TEU
  • 2014
    A new safety record is achieved
    2014    ADT opens packing facility for Borouge
  • 2015
    Committed towards Emiratization and female employment ..
    2015 - Port centric supply chain solutions offered by ADT
  • 2016
    Named 2nd fastest growing port globally and ready for future success
    2016 KPCT handles 5 Millionth TEU
  • 2017
    KPCT Phase - I expansion completed with total handling capacity
    reaching 2.5 Million TEU
TIMELINE: 2017 - NOW

2017

KPCT Phase - I expansion completed with total handling capacity reaching 2.5 Million TEU

WHY ABU DHABI TERMINALS

  • 01: STRATEGICALLY LOCATED
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    The Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is the largest emirate within the UAE, in both size and population. It has grown rapidly over the years, with investments in industrial and commercial infrastructure. KPCT not only serves this fast growing market within the UAE, but is also only a couple of hours drive from any major industrial zone within the country. In addition, the terminal is ideally located to serve regional industries and shipping lines as an important maritime hub. KPCT with its optimal location within the UAE and in the Arabian Gulf, is at the cusp of spectacular growth of trade in the region.
  • 02: TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN
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    ADT manages and operates the first automated Container Terminal in the MENA region and will continue to innovate and automate its services to the benefit of its customers, employees and shareholders. The technology driven container terminal, the first of its kind in the entire MENA region, heralds a new era of growing importance of automation and advanced technology in large infrastructure projects in the region.
  • 03: BUSINESS INNOVATION
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    ADT develops port services that go far beyond just moving cargo from ship to shore. We work closely with our key clients to invest and develop products and services that our tailored to their specific needs.These innovations are aimed at providing crucial support in supply chain and transportation network integration, by extending the sea terminal gate into the hinterland. Our implementation and adoption of an extended gate network in Khalifa Port’s hinterland is aimed at bringing a fundamental change in the role of seaports in global supply chains.
  • 04: GLOBALLY CONNECTED
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    With direct access to UAE’s world-class road network, international airports and future rail services, KPCT is ideally located to provide direct and easy access to global, regional and local markets. Khalifa Port is backed up by a fast, efficient highway network servicing the hinterland and our shipping network offers access to all major world markets.
  • 05: CUSTOMER FIRST APPROACH
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    ADT aims to lead the Port Industry by offering services with highest levels of Safety, Customer Service, Productivity, Transparency and are also Commercially Competitive. We understand the benefits and importance of faster turnaround times for both ships and trucks using our terminals. We aim to offer “second to none” services to our port users, with a constant effort to exceed their expectations.
  • 06: CAPABLE HUMAN RESOURCE
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    At ADT we are proud of our diversified workforce. We will continue to include and promote UAE Nationals in our workforce. In addition, our employees represent more than 25 different nationalities and increasing Employee Satisfaction has always been a key part of the ADT Strategy.

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

“TRADE MOVES WITH US”

ADT’s Khalifa Port Container Terminal has grown as an important organ of the UAE’s maritime infrastructure and industrial landscape since commencing operations in 2012. Over the past few years, our terminals as emerged as the main Gateway to the Abu Dhabi market, key enabler of the Kizad industrial zone and as a significant Hub for regional trade. I would like to take the opportunity to thank our Customers for their increasing support, our shareholders for their confidence and resources, our employees for their dedication and our partners and suppliers for enabling us to operate.

- Martijn van de Linde, Chief Executive Officer
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MARTIJN VAN DE LINDE

Martijn Van de Linde was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in 2010. Some of his key developments since 2010 include developing and opening Khalifa Port Container terminal; the region’s first semi-automated container terminal. He has been instrumental in transforming Abu Dhabi from a feeder port destination to now having 20 direct main line service calling and serving 50 international destinations, and in the process quadrupling the container terminal volumes in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Van de Linde has over 17 years of international port management experience. Before joining ADT, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Salalah, Oman; held the post of Vice President of Global Operations, APM Terminals; and was Terminal Manager for the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia.
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

OLE PUGHOLM

Ole Pugholm was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2010. He brings with him more than a decade of experience within the ports and terminal industry covering a wide range of finance and terminal management disciplines. Before joining ADT, Mr Pugholm worked with the corporate finance department at the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group headquarters, he has held CFO positions on terminal and regional levels in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, and most recently as CFO for the global business development activities of APM Terminals in The Hague. Ole Pugholm holds a Master Degree in Finance and Accounting as well as a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Economics.
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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

SAIF AL MAZROOEI

Mr Al Mazrooei was appointed Chief Operating Officer on 1st October, 2016. Responsible for overseeing the successful operations of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, Mr Al Mazrooei manages all matters in relation to container terminal operations, planning, engineering (technical) and HSE. With over twenty years experience of working in seaports, shipping and the retail industry, Mr Al Mazrooei joined ADT in 2012 as an Execution Manager for the day-to-day operations at the container terminal. Previously, Mr Al Mazrooei served as a Board Director and Community Relations and Communications Director at Al Habtoor Group. Preceding this work, Mr Al Mazrooei was employed by the Union Cooperative Society and DP World operations. Mr Al Mazrooei holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A), majoring in Geography from Beirut Arab University, Lebanon.
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SENIOR DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES

EISA AL MARZOUQI

Eisa Al Marzouqi was appointed Senior Director, Human Resources of Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in 2013. He has more than 17 years of leadership experience in Marine Engineering, Technical Management and human resource Management. Before taking his current role, he was the company’s Technical Director and also held other senior positions at Abu Dhabi Seaport Authority that preceded ADT. Mr Al Marzouqi holds a Master degree in Business Administration from Abu Dhabi University, as well as Bachelor degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans, USA
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SENIOR DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE

ANGELO DE JONG

Angelo De Jong was appointed Senior Director Engineering & Maintenance on 1st October 2016. He joined ADT in February 2011 and his his previous experience includes technical asset management at APM Terminals where he developed and executed the technical strategies in coordination with 6 container terminals in Europe and North Africa. Mr. De Jong also holds a BA in Naval Architecture and spent the first three years of his career in the maritime research field.
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DIRECTOR SECURITY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

AHMED AL HAMELI

Ahmed Al Hameli was appointed Director, Security & Government Relations of Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in 2014. In this role, he is responsible for all security operations at Khalifa Port Container Terminal, as well as heading the company’s Government relations unit. Mr Al Hameli joined the Abu Dhabi Seaport Authority (ADT’s predecessor) in 1994 and has held a number managerial positions, most recently as General Manager, Procurement and Material Control. In addition to 23 years of experience in administration and financial planning, Mr. Al Hameli also holds a BA Banking Science & Finance from Emirates University and a Higher Diploma in Finance Management from Jordan.
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Senior Director – Container Terminal & Logistics

AHMED AL MUTAWA

Ahmed Al Mutawa brings more than 18 years managerial experience in Port Operations and Terminal Management to the position. Mr. Al Mutawa is responsible for ADT’s container terminal operations, logistics strategy, Borouge packing facility, and supply chain and warehousing solutions to accommodate increasing demand and utilization.. Before taking his current role, he was Logistics Director at ADT and has also held other senior positions with DP World. Mr. Al Mutawa holds a Diploma in Maritime Operations Management from UK and attended several Terminal and Operations Management courses in UK, Singapore and Belgium
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IT DIRECTOR

ARTURO GARCIA

Arturo Garcia joined Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in September 2011 as Operations Gate Manager, progressed to Operations Control Centre Manager in September 2012 and was promoted to IT Director in April 2015. In his capacity as IT Director, Mr. Garcia is responsible for all IT activities at ADT, day-to-day oversight, automation expansion plans and management of the company IT systems. Mr. Garcia brings with him over 10 years of IT and operational management experience at terminals in Europe and the Middle East
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GENERAL COUNSEL

JAMES IRELAND

James Ireland was appointed General Counsel & Board Secretary of Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in April 2016. James brings over 12 years of international legal experience, across a diverse area of disciplines. Before joining ADT, he was General Counsel & Board Secretary of the RAK Gas LLC and Advisor to the Government of Ras Al Khaimah and before that spent close to five years as legal counsel with Istithmar World in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.James holds a LL.B from the University of Otago, New Zealand and is currently a practising Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
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