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Abu Dhabi Terminals inks agreement with leading shipping line OOCL at Khalifa Port

28/04/2013

- a new direct service links Abu Dhabi to major Asian import and export destinations.

Abu Dhabi, 27 April 2013, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the manager and operator of Abu Dhabi’s three main commercial ports, announced that they have reached an agreement with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to call Khalifa Port Container Terminal with their CMX service linking Abu Dhabi with major Asian import and export destinations as well as providing fast transit times to Singapore for Intra Asia distribution.

 

This week, a senior delegation from the Hong Kong based shipping line, OOCL, visited Khalifa Port Container Terminal to get a first person view of the state of the art facilities and services offered to the Abu Dhabi and UAE trades by Abu Dhabi Terminals.

During the visit an agreement was signed between OOCL and Abu Dhabi Terminals. Mr. Martijn van de Linde Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Terminals commented, "We are proud to welcome OOCL to Khalifa Port. Their CMX service will bring additional diversity to the service offerings of our facility which directly benefits the trade as a whole.

The first OOCL vessel call on the CMX service is expected on the 11th of June and will further expand the Khalifa Port Network with direct connection to Ningbo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Singapore, Nansha, Xiamen, Ningbo " Mr van de Linde added.