Dubai - King Abdullah Port’s management expects to finalize the first phase of bulk cargo terminals with a capacity of three million tons, in addition to the RORO (roll-on/roll-off) terminals with a capacity of 300,000 CEU by the beginning of 2017. On the sidelines of Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center, Eng. Abdullah Hameedadin, Managing Director of the Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, said that King Abdullah Port was able to significantly enhance its capabilities and is currently moving towards important achievements in terms of the project’s development in general and the operations taking place, referring to the increase of the annual throughput in King Abdullah Port, which reached 1.27 million TEU in 2015 and is expected to be surpassed by the end of this year despite the global trade slowdown. King Abdullah Port is a sponsorship of the Exhibition.
Hameedadin also stressed the importance of fostering integration between the public and private sectors in order to contribute to raising the Kingdom’s trade and economic status at regional and global levels. He said: “Our sponsorship and participation in Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition comes as part of the efforts to strengthen the regional presence and activate the partnerships with entities operating in the maritime sector in the region, as well as showing King Abdullah Port’s important role on the local and regional maritime map. In addition, the exhibition is an ideal opportunity to connect with leading experts and decision-makers in the sector as well as ship owners, managers and suppliers, exchange expertise and get introduced to the latest market trends, innovative solutions and mechanisms.”