Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) celebrated its 10th year anniversary on 17 May at Rosewood hotel, Abu Dhabi. Khalifa Port's container terminal operator was established in 2006 by Emiri Decree No. (6), as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate, and is owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, Mubadala and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners.
Its decade of success includes tripling container volumes in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi while increasing the shipping network from 5 to 50+ direct destinations since the transition of Zayed Port to the state-of-the-art Khalifa Port. ADT was responsible for a smooth transition of all container cargo in Abu Dhabi to Khalifa Port ahead of its inauguration on 12.12.12. ADT’s latest success came when KPCT was named the world’s 2nd fastest growing port based on its 2015 volume, which stood at 1,504,293 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit), 32% up from the 2014 result.
“We would like to thank our maritime and trade customers for the successes that Abu Dhabi Terminals has achieved in the past 10 years,” said Martijn van de Linde, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Terminals. "The success of our customers is, and will continue to be, our success. This milestone is a testament to our commitment to continued innovation, and to the future of the company, our partners and the industry.”
ADT is now ready for the next phase of expansion at Khalifa Port and additional cranes will be added in 2016-2017 to increase the terminal’s annual capacity and satisfy the future demand and volume growth potential.