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Abu Dhabi Ports forecasts surge in traffic

Big infrastructure projects seen giving ports year-end boost

Published Mon, Apr 14, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[ABU DHABI] State-owned Abu Dhabi Ports Co (ADPC) expects a surge in shipping traffic towards the end of this year as work on major infrastructure projects in the United Arab Emirates capital gathers pace, the company's chief executive said.

Container traffic at Khalifa Port is expected to climb to around 1.1 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2014, up 22 per cent from 905,000 TEUs in 2013, when traffic rose 17 per cent, Mohamed Juma al-Shamisi said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, general and bulk cargo traffic at the emirate's Khalifa and Zayed ports combined is expected to top 12 million tonnes this year, up from 9.3 million tonnes in 2013 and roughly the same volume as in 2012.

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