Posted On: 03-11-2016
Abu Dhabi Ports scoops three awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards
Abu Dhabi-UAE: October 29, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s commercial ports and industrial zone, has won three prestigious awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards of the Middle East and Subcontinent.
The company was recognised for its excellence in the maritime industry and was awarded the Deal of the Year Award for the recent agreement signed with COSCO Shipping Ports Lmtd.-Abu Dhabi, the Technology and Innovation Award in recognition of its port community system, Maqta Gateway, and the Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award which was given to Noura Rashed Al Dhaheri, Cruise Terminal Manager, for her valuable contributions and efforts in developing the cruise terminal at Zayed Port.
Representatives from Abu Dhabi Ports received the awards at the ceremony held at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group.
Commenting on the occasion, Captain Al Shamisi said: “Winning three awards in the Maritime Standard Awards is testament to our continuous commitment to quality and achieving business excellence. We are proud to be playing a role in positioning Abu Dhabi as a leading maritime hub in the region and thus contribute to the Capital’s growing economy and economic diversification. I would like to thank the team at Abu Dhabi Ports for their dedication and all our stakeholders for their support and collaboration to ensure we reach our goals and objectives collectively,” he concluded.
About Abu Dhabi Ports
Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates ten years of innovation, growth and partnership embarking on another decade of facilitating economic diversification through enabling maritime and trade development. This is done by delivering high quality maritime services, supporting partners’ infrastructure projects and setting up new companies and joint ventures in the ports and logistics sectors.
The flagship state-of-the-art Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) play a pivotal role in the diversification of the economy. Khalifa Port was inaugurated on 12/12/12 by the UAE President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The port’s semi-automated container terminal handles all of Abu Dhabi’s container traffic, after its transfer from Zayed Port, the historic port in the city centre.
Khalifa Port’s current capacity is 2.5 million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units/containers) and 12 million tonnes of general cargo. Further phases of development will occur as market demand requires. When all phases are complete, Khalifa Port will be able to handle 15 million TEUs and 35 million tonnes of general cargo per year.
Abu Dhabi Ports manages ten commercial, logistics, community and leisure ports, and Khalifa Industrial Zone that is serving a range of logistics and manufacturing investors. Abu Dhabi Ports is boosting Abu Dhabi’s economic growth and diversification, in line with the Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision.
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