Mina Zayed posts 36pc rise in container traffic
Abu Dhabi, February 10, 2010
Container traffic at Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed port surged 36 per cent last year to 530,000 containers despite global recession, said a report.
The increase came as the emirate’s population grew and large projects such as the Yas Marina circuit were built, port officials were quoted as saying by a report in The National newspaper.
However, general cargo, which includes steel, timber, cement, grains and vegetable oil, fell by 4 per cent. Motor vehicles handled at the port also fell by 59 per cent to 38,000 units, compared with 93,000 last year.
The port is forecasting a container traffic growth of 8 per cent this year, the report said.