Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed (left) toured the expanded facilities.

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, last month inaugurated Khalifa Port’s Expansion Project in Abu Dhabi at a total investment of AED4 billion ($1.08 billion). 

Following the expansion, Khalifa Port has grown from 2.43 sq km to 8.63 sq km, with the addition of the new South Quay along with Khalifa Port Logistics, and Abu Dhabi Terminals.

The quay wall too has been significantly extended from 2.3 km to 12.5 km. 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 AED20.4 billion.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed later toured the new, expanded facilities and logistics available to serve import and export operations.

He was briefed by Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of AD Ports Group, and Capt Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO of AD Ports Group, on the key milestones of Khalifa Port’s expansion projects since its opening 10 years ago, and reviewed future plans for the leading port in the region.

The programme is set to make a major contribution to AD Port Group’s goal of increasing handling capacity at Khalifa Port by 2030 to 15 million TEUs per year, and general cargo handling capacity to 25 million tonnes.