Emiri Decree no. (6) established Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in 2006, as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate. It is a Private Joint Stock Company (PJSC) owned by Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), Mubadala Development Company (MDC) and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners (MIP). ADT secured the exclusive rights in 2012 by signing a 30-year concession agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to operations and management of a container terminal at Khalifa Port.
It owns and operates, the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), region’s first semi-automated and most technologically advanced container terminal at Khalifa Port. Already operating on a grand scale, it is the central platform for maritime trade and pivotal to future growth as Abu Dhabi underscores its position as the region’s trade capital.
KPCT was officially inaugurated for commercial operations on 12/12/12. Since the official inauguration, KPCT has seen a 300% increase in its traffic. Congestion-free access combined with a robust network of air, road and future rail connections ensures your cargo reaches its next destination safely and seamlessly.
Some of the salient features of KPCT are-
- First semi-automated container terminal in the region
- Able to handle the largest container vessels currently in service
- Annual handling capacity of 2.5 Million TEU
In addition, ADT has a dedicated logistics division that provides integrated port-centric supply chain solutions – from loading and unloading import/export cargo at our offshore warehouses, to collection and delivery of containers at the quayside, through to packaging and palletizing for onward distribution throughout the UAE and GCC . KPCT offers almost 2.5 million square feet of warehousing space and packaging facility that handle in excess of 1.5 Million Tons of polymer products per annum.
Names of 2 key personnel:
- Martijn Van de Linde, CEO
- Ole Pugholm, CFO