Khalifa Port Container Terminal 3rd fastest growing worldwide
Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), has been rated as being among one of the fastest growing container ports in the world. and the fastest growing port in the Middle East based on its 26% volume growth in 2014, in the 10th Top 120 World Container Ports ranking lists.
Managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, the ranking was attributed to the significant expansion of the Abu Dhabi industry as well as a substantial increase in the role it plays in regional transshipment combined with a steady rise in shipping lines.
The port’s container throughput grew by 41% in the first seven months of 2015 indicating the expected growth of global trade in the years to come. Over the three years that Khalifa Port is in operation, the terminal operator has placed itself in a competitive position in the region due to quick vessel and truck turnaround times and lower logistics cost to benefit port users.
Speaking about the ranking, Martijn van de Linde, CEO of Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: “We are extremely pleased with the vote of confidence given to us by our customers; both trade and shipping lines, which enables us to be recognised as one of the world’s fastest growing container ports. Our corporate philosophy remains focused on delivering excellent service to our customers and helping them lowering their supply chain costs while bringing their international markets closer to home.”
Abu Dhabi’s container terminal ships to more than 50 international direct destinations and offers almost 2.3 million square foot of warehousing directly located inside the container terminal area.