Abu Dhabi Ports completes expansion of Fujairah Terminals
Abu Dhabi Ports has completed the expansion works at Fujairah Terminals as part of a AED 1 billion ($270 million) upgrade maritime and supply chain operations at the Port of Fujairah.
The completion of the expansion works, which began in 2018, will increase the hub’s container capacity to 720,000 TEU, with a total of 110,000 sqm of container terminal area.
In addition, the quay wall has been extended from 760 to 1000 metres and the approach has been deepened from 12 metres to 15 metres to enable the port to handle larger vessels.
At a ceremony to commemorate the milestone, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi said the achievement was part of Fujairah’s goal to “become a leading international maritime transport centre”, as well as a “strategic geographic location” which will enable investment and sustainable development.
Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Ports, said,” This initiative is a key part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ continued efforts to realise the strategic objectives of Fujairah and the wider UAE’s economic development strategy.”
Abdulaziz Mubarak Al Balooshi, CEO, Fujairah Terminals, Abu Dhabi Ports, also commented, “The sterling efforts by Abu Dhabi Ports in transforming and modernising Fujairah Terminals’ facilities has elevated our position as a premier hub for all cargo on the East Coast of the UAE.”
Fujairah Terminals is part of Abu Dhabi Ports, owner and operator of 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea, facilitating global trade and building capacity.
Located on the UAE’s eastern coast outside the Strait of Hormuz, and providing a strategic link between east and west, Fujairah Terminals lies in proximity to one of the largest bunkering hubs in the world.
Capable of accommodating the largest breakbulk vessels, the facility is equipped with extended bonded warehousing and covered storage capacity.