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CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal achieves crucial milestones ahead of time

The UAE-China partnership at Khalifa Port celebrates 12 months. (Image source: CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal)

Khalifa Ports CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal has completed more than 800,000 hours without lost-injury time (LTI) and surpassed the 540,000 TEU mark before its first anniversary

The records were achieved simultaneously in February and March, respectively. 

To date, the UAE-China joint venture terminal between Cosco Shipping Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports has successfully handled 416 vessels and 312,000 cargo movements.

The terminal on a 35-year lease agreement started full operations in November last year and has a design capacity of 2.5mn TEU annually.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports Group CEO, said, "Reaching these crucial milestones is a tremendous achievement for CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, and demonstrates our commitment to make Abu Dhabi one of the world?s premier logistics and trade hubs. Our long-term strategic partnership with COSCO Shipping Ports is bearing fruit and the impressive results demonstrate Abu Dhabi?s strength in enabling international trade by handling and moving high-volumes of cargo efficiently and safely."

"Abu Dhabi Ports have heavily invested in developing world-class technology and infrastructure to ensure our maritime and logistics assets, act a conduit for attracting foreign direct investment and enhancing commerce," he added.

Naser Al Busaeedi, deputy CEO of CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, revealed, "Our long-term partnership with Abu Dhabi Ports has allowed us to take advantage of world-class infrastructure, seize opportunities for new growth markets and put our customers first. We are confident that our strategic location, near the region?s largest industrial zone, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), and our interconnected multimodal transportation links, will assist us in creating new opportunities to meet demand and maximise efficiency across the supply chain."

"Our commitment to Khalifa Port?s ongoing enhancement allows Abu Dhabi to not only increase trade flows to the region, but position our port as a highly significant hub within China?s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)," he added.

Khalifa Port is set to complete major projects within the next 12 months, including an US$598mn development of its South Quay and Khalifa Port Logistics, as well as a port-to-rail connection, once the new Etihad Rail network is completed.