As the ports operator informed, Terminal 4 is basically for use. In fact, it has more cost efficiencies than Terminal 1.

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At first the plan was to use the new terminal in order to receive new cargo. However, due to the recent slow-down in the market place, DP World decided to refurbish Terminal 1, while also moving some of the cargo to Terminal 4.

Moreover, during a press conference, Yuvraj Narayan, DP World Group’s chief financial officer, mentioned that Terminal 4 is ready, but DP World does not currently aims to develop it even more, until the business environment gets better.

Specifically, the development of Terminal 4 had been postponed in 2016 as well, because of difficult conditions in the shipping market and a slowdown in the UAE’s economy due to the reduction of oil prices.