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Musaffah Port Successfully Handles Heaviest Cargo to Date

27/06/2012

Abu Dhabi, 27th June 2012: Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the most ambitious port operator in the Middle East region, announced a key milestone in its port operations by successfully handling the heaviest consignment to arrive at Musaffah Port, one of the key ports operated and managed by ADT.

ADT today completed the unloading of two heavy-weight HP absorbers, weighing 1,342 and 1,275 metric tonnes respectively, which were delivered from Italy on board Lone, the heavy lift vessel belonging to the Germany-based heavylift ship company, SAL.

Salmeen Obaid Al Ameri, Commercial Director at ADT, said: “Today marks a remarkable milestone for ADT and the ports sector in the Emirate as it culminates the success of our hard work and forward-thinking approach. By successfully handling this project cargo, ADT is sending a strong message to the community and industry alike that its diversified scope of services and ports have the ability to cater to the needs of both local and international shipping companies. We look forward to handling and receiving many more heavy lift shipments in the future.” “As we gear up to open Khalifa Port in the 4th quarter of 2012, the first semi-automated container terminal in the region, we are confident that this flagship project, along with the three other ports managed and operated by ADT- Mina Zayed, Free Port and Musaffah Port - will redefine the port industry in the region whilst offering our customers great benefits and advantages,” he added.

Lone, the German heavy lift vessel that was put into service in March 2011, is one of 16 heavy lift vessel fleets that belong to German-based SAL.

Musaffah Port is strategically located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s industrial area. With a total area of 37,500 square metres, two berths and a quay length of 342 metres, Musaffah Port is ideally suited to meet the demands of both industrial and project cargo, in addition to offering warehousing solutions to a wide variety of customers. Musaffah Port’s new channel, built in early 2011, has improved access to the port area with a new deep draft channel of 9m , enabling Musaffah Port to cater for even larger vessels.