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Abu Dhabi Terminals’ Cargo Handling Grows in Q1

29/04/2012

Double-digit growth for cargo handling and 8% increase for cruise passengers

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) reports the continued growth of cargo and passenger handling at its main port in Mina Zayed during the first quarter of 2012.

Cargo segment

Unit

Volume

Growth

Containers

TEU

177,147

10%

General cargo & bulk

Freight tons

1,452,630

16%

RoRo

Vehicles

18,770

20%

Cruise

Passengers

107,273

  8%

Notes:

TEU is an industry norm for twenty foot equivalent units.

Freight tons relate to the weight or cubic measure of the cargo.

Commenting on the growth Mr. Martijn Van de Linde, ADT’s CEO, said: “It is very rewarding to see the continued growth in cargo handling in Abu Dhabi. The vast majority of our nation’s international trade is seaborne, so this is also a good indication that Abu Dhabi’s population and economy are developing favourably and that the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is on track.”

Van de Linde continued: “At ADT we are the interface between Abu Dhabi’s businesses and the global markets. We have worked hard to ensure we offer the services needed, so I am proud to see the response from the importers and exporters. The growth also reaffirms that the decision to develop the new container terminal at Khalifa Port was right, and we are excited about opening the region’s first semi-automated facility in the fourth quarter of this year.”