The UAE – China joint venture terminal between Cosco Shipping Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports also operated for 800,000 hours without loss injury time (LTI).
The terminal on a 35-year lease agreement started full operations in November last year and has a design capacity of 2.5m teu annually.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports Group ceo, said: “Reaching these key safety and operational milestones is a tremendous achievement for CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, and demonstrates our commitment to helping position Abu Dhabi as one of the world’s premier logistics and trade hubs.”
Naser Al Busaeedi, deputy ceo, CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, said “We are confident that our strategic location, in proximity to Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), the region’s largest industrial zone, and our interconnected multimodal transportation links, will assist us in creating new opportunities to meet demand and maximise efficiency across the entire supply chain.
“Our commitment to Khalifa Port’s ongoing enhancement allows Abu Dhabi to not only increase trade flows to the region, but positions our port as a highly significant hub within China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).”
Over the next 12 months Khalifa Port is set to complete the AED2.2bn ($599m) development of its South Quay and Khalifa Port Logistics.
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