Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has begun commercial operations at the Fujairah Terminals facility, located in Fujairah Port on the east coast of United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Fujairah Terminals is fully owned by ADPC and will be operated under a 35-year concession agreement that was signed between ADPC and the Port of Fujairah earlier this year.
The terminal is capable of managing all types of container, general cargo, RoRo and cruise ships visiting Fujairah Port.
A sum of over AED1bn ($272m) has also been earmarked by ADPC for investment in various equipment, infrastructure and related superstructure for the terminal.
The investment is expected to see the development of around 300,000m² of storage space, as well as a new 1km quay to accommodate the port’s future growth.
It will also help deepen the berths to around 16.5m in order to enable the port to handle larger vessels.
ADPC Ports executive vice-president Abdul Kareem Al Masabi said: “We are here because our ambition is to replicate the same growth we have experienced and driven at Khalifa and Zayed Ports to Fujairah Terminals.
“The Port is already one of the most important economic and commercial ports operating in the UAE and we are confident we are soon to witness a significant growth in the Port of Fujairah, in addition to a boost to vital industry sectors such as steel.”
Fujairah Terminals has already signed its first memorandum of understanding (MoU) with pre-insulated piping and leak detection systems manufacturer Perma Pipe Middle East.
The deal includes the provision of logistics support and is expected to streamline Perma Pipe Middle East’s business operations.
Fujairah Terminals also received its first vessel call under Abu Dhabi Ports management last month.
Additionally, the terminal has recently handled a 5,500 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEUs) vessel known as Emirates Hana, which is the largest vessel to call at the Fujairah Port to date.