Abu Dhabi Terminals announced its H1 throughput container volume at Khalifa Port Container Terminal which stood at 699,788 TEUs compared to 629,941 TEUs in H1 2015 - or an increase of 11%.
ADT exceeded this increase in cargo trade in the UAE due to critical improvements on the operational and commercial side and capitalizing on Abu Dhabi government’s focus to broaden the economic base which is yielding excellent results in form of rising local container traffic demand.
The rising local market trade also helped to grow ADT’s regional transshipment volume. Especially new businesses that have been established in the Emirates’ industrial zones like Kizad and neighbouring freezones in Dubai, Jebel Ali and JAFZA.
Abu Dhabi is also emerging as a major player in the dairy industry and Khalifa Port is now a major supply chain point for animal feed imports. In addition, ADT has continued to partner and support the petrochemical industry, particularly polymer exports with its supply chain partner Borouge, which is jointly owned by ADNOC and Borealis.