Abu Dhabi Terminals

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Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) شركة مرافئ أبوظبى
Industry Terminal operator
Founded 2006
Headquarters Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Abdulkareem Al Masabi, Chairman
Martijn Van De Linde, CEO
Products Container handling, warehousing, polymer packaging, multipurpose terminals operations
Number of employees
Parent Abu Dhabi Ports, Mubadala, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners
Website www.adterminals.ae

Abu Dhabi Terminals (Arabic: شركة مرافئ أبوظبى‎‎) or ADT was established in May 2006,[1] by Emiri Decree No. (6) as the main port operator for all commercial ports in Abu Dhabi supporting the economic diversification in Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision. ADT was formed as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate and is the manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), the region’s first semi-automated and most technologically advanced terminal which was officially inaugurated on December 12, 2012. ADT's other facilities formerly included Zayed Port, a historical port that has served the capital for over 40 years and Musafah Port, located in the heart of the industrial area. Abu Dhabi Terminals was responsible for the smooth transition of container traffic from the old Zayed Port to the new Khalifa Port, located in Taweelah - midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Khalifa Port Container Terminal[edit]

Khalifa Port is owned and developed by Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Terminals secured the exclusive rights in 2011 to manage and operate the container terminal at Khalifa Port for a period of 30 years.[2] With 3 berths and 18 meter water depth alongside, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is located "offshore" on a reclaimed island and is the region’s first semi-automated container terminal, featuring some of the world’s largest ship-to-shore cranes[3] and other container handling equipment for loading and unloading container ships. Phase 1 of KPCT has a capacity of 2.5 million TEU and the port has an expected capacity of 15 million TEU when all phases are completed.

Container volume has tripled in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi since Abu Dhabi Terminals transferred all container traffic to Khalifa Port, taking the direct international destinations from 5 to over 60 connecting ports worldwide, creating a better logistics network in the capital of the UAE. Khalifa Port Container Terminal is located adjacent to Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and will be the first port in the UAE to be connected to Etihad Rail. In 2015 Khalifa Port Container Terminal handled over 1.5 million TEU earning a second place ranking in Alphaliner Top 110 growing ports in the world and new phases of expansion will start in 2016[4] with the delivery of new cranes.

In 2015 the terminal operator opened a polymer packing plant[5] to support its customer Borouge with their growth strategy. The packing plant has an annual capacity of 700 Metric Tons and includes container tilting platform, FFS bagging equipment to fully automate bagging and palletizing services. The container terminal also has 2.5 million square foot of storage space for petrochemicals, polymer and other commodities.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Creation Date". Abu Dhabi Terminals. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  2. ^ Nambiar, Meenakshi. "ADT signs 30-year concession for first Khalifa port container terminal". Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  3. ^ "One million containers this year for Khalifa Port". The National. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  4. ^ Patnaik, Rhonita. "Khalifa Port ready for next phase of expansion". Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  5. ^ Staff, ASC. "Abu Dhabi Terminals open packing plant in Khalifa Port | ArabianSupplyChain.com". www.arabiansupplychain.com. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 

External links[edit]

  • ADT Official website