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Mayor of Rotterdam visits Khalifa Port

06/04/2015

Mayor Aboutaleb receives a tour of ADT's visitor center by ADT CEO, Martijn van de Linde.

The Mayor of the city of Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, has been on a visit to Khalifa Port Container Terminal where he was welcomed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports, Martijn van de Linde, CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals and senior representatives of ADT.

Mr. Aboutaleb’s visit was part of two-day trade mission to the UAE by The Netherlands’ Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs accompanied by 33 Dutch businesses.

In his first visit to the UAE, Mayor Aboutaleb expressed his interest in GCC ports and to discuss future collaboration. Rotterdam Port is the largest port in Europe, covering 40 square kilometers and consisting of five distinct port areas and three distribution parks that facilitate the needs of a hinterland with 40 million consumers.

"The development of the Khalifa Port is impressive and promising. I am looking forward working together with Abu Dhabi Ports and the management of the Khalifa Port in the concept of the new economy, marine services and logistics. I also invited the CEO of Abu Dhabi ports, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi and Martijn van de Linde, CEO, Abu Dhabi Terminals, to visit Rotterdam and to experience how the port of Rotterdam is working to meet the future needs of maritime companies and the petrochemical industries."

Martijn van de Linde, CEO, ADT said: “It was a sincere pleasure to host Mayor Aboutaleb and to have the opportunity to showcase our flagship facility. Rotterdam is not only Europe’s largest sea-based hub but also the gateway to the European continent, and we are always keen to share experiences and discuss potential mutual opportunities.”