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The Executive Vice President – Ports’ Unit

2012 and 2013 are proving momentous years for Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).

The opening of Khalifa Port on September 1st 2012 was a giant milestone in our continued expansion and development with the industrial zone of Kizad impacting the future – not only as a key feature of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 but also for the whole region.

We are also seeing new development in our Western Region ports, our plans for inland dry ports are progressing and the recent opening of the new Musaffah Channel will allow further industrial development. All this has been achieved with minimal impact on the environment and made possible through the efforts of the dynamic and resourceful ADPC staff and our stakeholders

Trade and the sea have shaped the history of Abu Dhabi. ADPC is honoured to help support the Emirate at the centre of the region’s trade and industry whilst we act as custodians of our wonderful natural coastline.

This Handbook documents our recent achievements, provides you with background to the company and our operations as well as acting as a guide to the wide range of services ADPC provides.

We welcome you and hope you will join us in playing a part in the bright future of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

This will strengthen considerably Abu Dhabi’s proposition as a cruise hub, capable of attracting the industry’s top brands for both homeporting and port-of-call purposes.

Currently, the domestic (UAE) and regional markets – such as the rest of the Gulf and India – account for less than 5% of the Abu Dhabi-based cruise market. One only has to look at the current major cruise hubs in Europe, Americas and Asia, and deduce that long-term growth sustainability.

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