ADPC to take over UAE port operations
Abu Dhabi, December 7, 2013
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) will take over the management and operations at Mina Zayed port (which is being rebranded as Zayed Port) on January 1, 2014 from Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).
ADPC, a master developer and regulator of ports and industrial zones in the UAE capital, is also developing Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).
Located adjacent to Khalifa Port, Kizad serves a range of logistics and manufacturing investors, and is destined to grow into one of the world’s largest industrial zones..
According to ADPC, the concession for the management and operations is being returned to the port authority in line with the original planning for port capacity for the emirate. This planning was outlined when ADPC was established, said a company statement.
ADT has been managing the Zayed Port concession since 2006, and moving forward, it will continue to jointly work closely together with ADPC as the company holds the 30-year concession to manage and operate the emirate’s flagship Khalifa Port, said the statement.
ADT and ADPC have a long established close working partnership and have assembled a dedicated specialist team to manage the handover.
"That team and all of our employees at Zayed Port will be working to ensure that ‘business continues as normal’ both during the transition period and from January 1, when ADPC takes over," it stated.
All of the current infrastructure, equipment, systems and processes and employees will be transferred to ADPC to ensure a smooth transition. ADT and ADPC’s priority is to ensure smooth and uninterrupted high levels of service for all customers and stakeholders, said the statement.-TradeArabia News Service