ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) hosted several government entities during October as part of its efforts to update government stakeholders and partners on the developments registered at the Khalifa Port since the commencement of commercial operations on 1 September, 2012.
Aimed at strengthening relationships with other government entities and increasing their awareness about the Port operations, besides engaging existing partners in the growth process, the ADPC initiative has been widely welcomed by key players in the private and public sector.
The month of October saw the Khalifa Port hosting high-profile delegations from the UAE University, Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi Customs, Embassy of Australia, Etihad Rail, Urban Planning Council, Ministry of Environment and Water, Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Department of Economic Development Union Supreme Court, Abu Dhabi Police, Critical National Infrastructure Authority, Ministry of Interior, and the Department of Transport. The Port has also received several confirmations for similar visits during the month of November.
Marketing Manager at Abu Dhabi Ports Jameela Al Junaibi said: “The visits came as part of our outreach activities towards our stakeholders and partners who have always extended their support to us.
It also marked the first step towards engaging other government entities with whom we are yet to share any direct business association. The positive turnout has reaffirmed our conviction that both government and private sectors will need to work in conjunction in order to achieve the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.” During their visit, the guests were offered a brief on ADPC and Khalifa Port project. The delegations also toured the Documentation Center that assists operators moving cargo into or out of the port, and the Terminal Operator Building (Control Room) to gain insights into the functioning of the region’s only semi-automated container terminal.
“We have several visits lined up for November, through which we hope to demonstrate the rapid advancements registered by the Khalifa Port since 1 September,” Al Junaibi said.
Khalifa Port’s advanced technology and innovation make it one of the most efficient ports in the region. Serving as Abu Dhabi’s gateway for trade and international business, the terminal is capable of handling high-capacity container ships and operates some of the world’s largest ship to shore cranes.