The amount of general and bulk goods handled by Abu Dhabi Ports in 2018 also rose by 5.9%, amounting for 19.7 million metric tonnes, in comparison to 18.6 million metric tonnes in 2017. The turnover of goods transported by vehicles also increased by 4.2% to reach 143,000 vehicles, compared to 137,000 vehicles in 2017.

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Moreover, Abu Dhabi Ports had an overall growth of 14.2% regarding container operations and handling of general and bulk goods. Abu Dhabi Ports also launched new ports and signed agreements to achieve its Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

What is more, in December 2018, Abu Dhabi Ports opened the Cosco Abu Dhabi Container Terminal at Khalifa Port. This terminal will help advance Khalifa Port as a regional centre of Cosco’s global operations and will be linked to the Belt and the Road initiative.

Khalifa Port also incorporates the largest container terminal in the Middle East, with a total area of 275,000-square metres and is the first semi-automatic container sorting facility in the region.