Abu Dhabi Terminals' Cargo Handling Grows in Q1Apr 28, 2012 - 11:58 -
Abu Dhabi, 28 April 2012 (WAM) - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) reports the continued growth of cargo and passenger handling at its main port in Mina Zayed during the first quarter of 2012.
ADT posted a 10% growth in containers handling at a total volume of 177,147 TEU. The general and bulk cargo went up to1,452,630 freight tons, registering a 16% growth, while RoRo rose by 20% to18,770 vehicles and cruise increased by 8% to 107,273 passengers.
Commenting on the growth Martijn Van de Linde, ADT's CEO, said: "It is very rewarding to see the continued growth in cargo handling in Abu Dhabi. The vast majority of our nation's international trade is seaborne, so this is also a good indication that Abu Dhabi's population and economy are developing favourably and that the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is on track." Van de Linde continued: "At ADT we are the interface between Abu Dhabi's businesses and the global markets. We have worked hard to ensure we offer the services needed, so I am proud to see the response from the importers and exporters. The growth also reaffirms that the decision to develop the new container terminal at Khalifa Port was right, and we are excited about opening the region's first semi-automated facility in the fourth quarter of this year." WAM/MAB