Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), master developer and regulator of ports and industrial zones in Abu Dhabi, presented its development agenda to a delegation from the Arab Ports Federation, headed by Chairman H.E. Sheikh Dr. Sabah Gaber Al Ali Al Sabah, during a visit to ADPC’s corporate headquarters last Thursday (May 27, 2010). ADPC’s Executive Vice President – Ports Unit, Tawfiq Yousef Al Mubarak, welcomed the group.
During the visit, ADPC officials provided updates on Khalifa Port, which will replace Abu Dhabi’s existing port, Mina Zayed, by 2012. ADPC is developing the harbour as part of the multi-billion dollar Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ), which will provide critical infrastructure to support the accelerated growth of Abu Dhabi’s industrial and commercial sectors as outlined in the Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision.
“Our development plans for Abu Dhabi’s ports are designed to be in alignment with the region’s long-term maritime strategy, which is why we consider H.E. Sheikh Dr. Al Sabah’s visit as an excellent opportunity to enhance collaboration on the overall Arab maritime agenda. We are pleased that H.E. shares our vision of developing ports that do not compromise the safety and health of its environments,” said Mr Mubarak.
The Arab Ports Federation was established in 1976 to reinforce the development of Arab maritime ports. As one of the Arab Specialized Federations working within the Arab League, the Federation oversees the maritime activities and needs of 20 member countries.
Founded in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports Company has control and regulatory enforcement power over all of Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports and assets. The company is developing several new ports along the emirate’s coastline to support the rapidly growing local economy. The first of five phases of its centerpiece Khalifa Port project is scheduled to be completed by the 4th quarter of 2012.
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