credit By: Gulf Today
The Ports Cluster of the A.D. Ports Group is a critical player in Abu Dhabi’s trade and logistics sector, operating over ten ports and terminals. Their commitment to sustainable growth and strategic partnerships with industry leaders contributes to the region’s economic development. Naser Abused, CEO of Ports Operating Company within the Ports Cluster, shares insights into the group’s achievements and plans.
A.D. Ports Group Overview:
A.D. Ports Group owns and operates multiple ports and terminals, aiming to meet diverse customer needs while making Abu Dhabi a central hub for international trade and logistics. The group has established partnerships with global shipping giants like COSCO, CMA CGM Group, MSC Shipping, and Auto Terminal Barcelona and invested in digital solutions to provide efficient and high-quality services.
The Ports Cluster manages significant ports, including Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, and Musharraf Port. Khalifa Port, located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is central to the group’s operations. It serves 25 major shipping lines, offering direct connections to over 70 foreign destinations. It was ranked as the third most effective container port globally in 2022.
A.D. Ports Group’s international alliances and integrated trade and logistics solutions have positioned Abu Dhabi as a premier global industrial and trade hub. The group is expected to contribute significantly to the UAE’s and Abu Dhabi’s non-oil GDP, according to Oxford Economics.
A.D. Ports Group prioritizes multimodal connectivity, connecting ports to highway, rail, air, and sea channels, streamlining logistics for its customers. The partnership with Etihad Rail has strengthened transport infrastructure and enhanced connectivity.
The group has been at the forefront of digitalization and innovation. Khalifa Port introduced automated ship-to-shore cranes and remote-controlled gantry cranes in 2012.
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