UAE President inaugurates Khalifa Port's South Quay

Abu Dhabi Media Office

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has inaugurated Khalifa Port's newly expanded South Quay as part of efforts to "further enhance the UAE's position in the global trade".

Built at an investment of AED 4 billion, the expanded facilities is aimed at boosting import and export operations.

"The opening of the new South Quay at Khalifa Port is an important addition to our country’s ports infrastructure," Sheikh Mohamed highlighted.

"Its establishment builds upon the longstanding role that the UAE’s trade and logistics capabilities have played in our nation’s progress and development."

Officially inaugurated by the late Sheikh Khalifa on 12.12.12, Khalifa Port was developed from a stretch of reclaimed land four kilometres out to sea and is now a major hub serving more than 25 container shipping lines with direct links to more than 70 international destinations.

The expansion includes the development of the port’s South Quay, Khalifa Port Logistics, and Abu Dhabi Terminals.

Khalifa Port has grown from 2.43 km2 to 8.63 km2, while its quay wall has been significantly extended from 2.3 kilometres to 12.5 kilometres.

It now provides 21 berths and offers a range of bespoke services for key strategic industries, positioning it among the global elite of deep-water ports, with an estimated value of AED 20.4 billion.

It's set to increase handling capacity at Khalifa Port to 15 million TEUs per year by 2030 and general cargo handling capacity to 25 million tonnes.

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