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Record volumes at Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2011

19/04/2012
  • Abu Dhabi businesses import and export 47% more through ADT
  • 11% more cruise passenger in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 10th April 2012 – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) reports that the number of containers imported and exported through Mina Zayed by local businesses continue to surge. In 2011 ADT handled 767,713 TEU [an industry norm for Twenty foot Equivalent container Units], which is a staggering 47% more than in 2010.

Mr. Martijn Van De Linde Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Terminals said “ ADT was only established five years ago, but our brief history has been dynamic. In 5 short years we have more than tripled container volumes for 250,000 TEU to more than 767,000 last year! The growth has been impressive so far, but the most exciting years are still ahead of us. We are now working hard at preparing for the opening of the new container terminal in Khalifa Port. When it opens in the 4th quarter of 2012 it will be region’s first semi-automated container terminal.”

ADT also witnessed an 11% growth in the cruise segment, as about 160,000 passengers arrived at Mina Zayed.

Mr. Van de Linde added: “We have worked with the global cruise lines and their local agents for several years to ensure Abu Dhabi is a regular feature in their sailing schedules, and it is great to see those efforts paying off. Last year Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority was also instrumental in developing a vastly improved tented cruise terminal in Mina Zayed, and with the close collaboration also with Abu Dhabi Immigrations and Customs we made sure our visitors had a great start when visiting our nation’s beautiful capital to see the sights and experience the culture.”

Abu Dhabi Terminals currently manages and operates the three leading ports in Abu Dhabi: Mina Zayed, the main gateway for cargo in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; Mina Freeport that caters for smaller vessels, tugs and barges; and Mina Musaffah located in the heart of the industrial area.

The diversified portfolio of services includes a dedicated Container Terminal, Container Freight Station, Warehousing, Cold Store and a General Cargo Terminal that is widely regarded as the market leader in the region.

ADT will also manage and operate Khalifa Port when it opens in the 4th quarter of 2012.