Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in cooperation with Al Mahara Diving Centre and Tadweer
Waste Treatment LLC has completed an underwater clean-up operation at Khalifa

Organized to ensure the protection and sustainability of the marine ecosystem, the
operation took place on November 22 and saw ADT volunteer divers, members of Al
Mahara Diving Centre, and Tadweer plunge to the depths of the port’s waters to
search for any garbage that may have collected in the berths.
The event was instigated by ADT when it called out to experienced divers to take part
in the clean-up and attracted participation from both the public and private sectors.
Similar cleanups have been held in the past and as a result the divers commented
that the port was already quite clear of garbage and that any debris gathered was

“We are delighted to hold events like this. Not only do we want to make sure the
marine stays clean and unpolluted, but we also wish to raise awareness of the
importance of preserving and protecting our natural assets,” said Abu Dhabi Terminal
Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Van De Linde. “We are merely custodians of this
splendid resource and we are committed to protecting it as much as we can,” he

The event highlighted ADT’s unwavering commitment to the protection of the marine
environment and ecological system, particularly at a time when this environment is
facing threats and potential challenges from pollution, waste, and urban

Eisa Saif Al Qubais, General Manager of Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management –
Abu Dhabi) said: “The community wellbeing has always been at the forefront of our
priorities, and that is why at Tadweer we support all the initiatives and collective
efforts of the public and private sectors that enable us to achieve our strategic goals.
Our participation at the Khalifa Port campaign comes in line with Abu Dhabi Vision
2030, and reflects our commitment to promoting environmental preservation and
raising awareness on maintaining a safe, clean, and sustainable environment.”

ADT welcomes 3 new sts quay cranes at khalifa port

Abu Dhabi, December 27, 2016- Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced the arrival of three of the largest ship-to-shore quay cranes in the world to accommodate growing volumes and demand at Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT). Transported from China on specially-built vessels , the latest additions complement the current 9 STS cranes already operational at the facility.

The Super Post Panamax cranes, commissioned from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (ZMPC), were delivered on November 10 and follow ADT’s recent milestone of 5 million TEUs being handled at KPCT since its establishment in 2012.

The STS cranes are designed to the highest industry specifications; capable of handling the world’s largest container ships (VLCCs) and will provide an additional capacity of 600,00 TEUs per annum to complete Phase 1 of 2,5 mio TEU’s of capacity at the world-class port facility .

One of the STS cranes measures 126.5 meters in height and weighs 1,932 tons with an outreach of 65 meters (covering 26 rows) and a lifting capacity of 90 tons. This new equipment will ensure continued and sustained cargo growth and provide increased value, efficiency, and speed for Port Khalifa’s customers.

“Our customers demand the fastest possible turnarounds with the and highest levels of operational performance and safety .. At ADT , we are consistently investing in the most cutting-edge equipment to meet and exceed their needs,” commented Abu Dhabi Terminal Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Van De Linde.

“KPCT has become a crucial logistics hub and we’re extremely proud of this latest infrastructural investment as it further enables us to support and encourage socio-economic growth of the region,” he added.

ADT celebrates 5 million containers milestone 2016 H1 throughput volume up 11 on H1 in 2015

Abu Dhabi, November 17, 2016 :- Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced that on October 28 it set a new record by handling 5 million containers representing a milestone achievement for Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT). The record number was achieved serving the CMA CGM, a vessel belonging to ADT’s long-term customer, CMA CGM Pegasus.

The new throughput milestone follows terminal operator ADT’s success in the first half of 2016, which saw Khalifa Port handle 11% more containers than the same period in 2015. Notable and consistent year-on-year growth since KPTC’s inauguration in 2012 represents its increasing role as a crucial logistics hub connecting local and regional trade to global markets. It also represents the success of ADT’s significant investments in KPCT’s infrastructure and facilities to create the Middle East’s first semi-automated and most technologically advanced container terminal.

“This milestone represents a great achievement in KPCT’s relatively short operational period and truly demonstrates that ADT is on track to become one of the leading container terminal operators in the world. It is a testament to ADT’s vision and spirit, and the investments we have made to continually improve and expand our capabilities and resources,” said Abu Dhabi Terminals CEO, Martijn van De Linde.

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to our loyal customers and they share in our success and we will continue to strive to exceed their expectations going forward,” he added.

Since its establishment in 2006, ADT has achieved regional and international industry recognition for its unwavering commitment to safety, innovation, and excellence, and its rapid growth and success have been globally lauded

Abu Dhabi terminals partners with the 2nd uae india economic forum

Abu Dhabi Terminals has announced its partnership with the 2nd Edition of UAE – India Economic Forum (UIEF) which is scheduled for 19 – 20 October, 2016, at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.

The forum is a flagship event creating the most definitive networking and knowledge sharing platform for major investors and government leaders from UAE and India. Hosted by the Consulate General of India Dubai with strategic support from UAE’s Ministry of Economy, UAE International Investors Council, Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Invest India, UIEF addresses the policy framework and guidelines required to attract investors, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates and industries.

Simon Brebner, Chief Commercial Officer at Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: ‘’With India considered as the UAE’s prime trade partner, this forum is very important for Khalifa Port Container Terminal.

“Our integration within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi Dhabi (Kizad) and direct hinterland connections to major business areas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain, provides excellent opportunities to support the growing trade between the two countries. We look forward to meet key businesses and enhance their growth strategies by improving the speed, costs and efficiency of supply chains.”

The past edition of the event saw tremendous support from both the countries, bringing major investors and government leaders from both the countries under one platform. The 2015 event was inaugurated by Hon. Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India, along with the presence of more than three hundred delegates from the C suite as well as ministry and government officials, presidents and business owners from UAE and India.

ADT Launches training program for uae nationals

Abu Dhabi Terminals launched its new training program aimed for UAE Nationals with high school diploma. The program, called Al Khayyal which means horse rider in Arabic, prepares young Emiratis for operational roles at Khalifa Port. Due to the company’s strong commitment to Emiratisation, a new batch of students is expected to start every month.

The two-month training program has been designed especially for UAE Nationals and trains them to become skilled operators for quay cranes and container handling equipment; both critical positions at Khalifa Port. Upon completion of the training the new graduates will start their role at the forefront of the maritime industry.

“Today’s semi-automated facility means that ADT is among the most high-tech companies in the UAE and our aim is to inspire UAE Nationals to consider a career in the maritime sector and understand the role the industry plays in the future growth of the Emirate,” said Eisa Hasan Al Marzouqi, Senior HR Director of Abu Dhabi Terminals.
“With horse riding being a big passion for me, I was immediately interested to join Al Khayyal training program. The challenge of learning how to operate this port equipment and handle containers really makes me feel that my job is close to my hobby. I look forward to complete the program.” said Mohammed Al Hosani, a 29 year old trainee.

To join the training program or receive more information about roles for UAE Nationals at ADT, please send an email to

New Tractors for khalifa port container terminal expansion

Kalmar has won an order to deliver 14 terminal tractors to KPCT due to be delivered in October 2016. The order for the new tractors is part of ADT’s expansion plans at Abu Dhabi’s main container terminal.

The Kalmar T2 terminal tractor features reliable, driver focused design, an ergonomic cabin, improved power train efficiency and modular construction as to allow optimized operational performance and lowest lifetime cost of ownership.
Neil Watson, Chief Operating Officer at Abu Dhabi Terminals, said: “Khalifa Port Container Terminal is one of the most technologically advanced and fastest growing container terminals in the world and we continuously seek ways to ensure high and consistent productivity to the benefits of our customers.
“Kalmar’s ability to provide quality, reliable and cost effective machines means they are a natural choice for ADT’s terminal equipment, and we look forward to building on our relationship going forward.”

Mikko Lehtinen, Director, Business Development, terminal tractors at Kalmar, said: “We are delighted that ADT has once again chosen Kalmar equipment to support their business operations.
“Kalmar has a long history with ADT and we highly value this opportunity to be part of their development activities.”