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AD Ports sees container, general cargo volume growth

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Khalifa Port’s major development of Khalifa Port Logistics, South Quay, and Abu Dhabi Terminal is on pace for completion
AD Ports has seen a marginal growth in container volumes in the first nine months of the year, while general cargo volumes saw solid growth.

The Abu Dhabi port operator reported container volumes of 2.47m teu in the first three quarters of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. AD Ports noted the growth came despite the ongoing supply constraints in global container shipping.

In July AD Ports signed an agreement with CMA CGM Group in July 2021 to establish a new terminal in Khalifa Port.

General cargo volumes rose to 37m tonnes in year-to-date September 2021, up from 22m tonnes in the same period in 2020.

Capt Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, Group CEO, AD Ports Group, said: “We reported solid results for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, due to continuing growth in our core businesses and incremental returns from new investments.

“We are well-positioned for sustained growth as the world economy recovers from the impact of the global pandemic and as we take an active role in helping to resolve global supply chain issues. Our commitment to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s economic development is stronger than ever.” 


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