Khalifa Portís South Quay Now Operational

First Shipment Handled at New Quay Heralds
Major Milestone for Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi, UAE - December 27, 2020









The first shipment, carrying bauxite, destined for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)ís Al Taweelah alumina refinery, called at Khalifa Portís South Quay, marking the commencement of operations at the newly launched facility.

The bulk carrier, Alfred Oldendorff, the first in several shipments to the South Quay for EGA, was swiftly followed by two large general cargo consignments, making use of the recently completed first phase of South Quay, offering a total of 650 m of quay wall comprising two berths and 37,000 sqm of terminal yard.

EGA will use the South Quay, in addition to its own nearby quay, which began receiving Capesize vessels loaded with bauxite in 2019.

The onset of the South Quayís operations at Abu Dhabiís dedicated flagship deep-water terminal is the latest in a string of major achievements for the portís owner and operator, Abu Dhabi Ports.

Saif Al Mazrouei, Head of Ports Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: "Abu Dhabi Ports is proud to have achieved this momentous milestone ahead of schedule.

The commencement of operations at the South Quay provides clear evidence that Abu Dhabi Ports stands as a leader in developing a truly inspiring and integrated multipurpose port proposition.

Khalifa Portís upgrade and expansion not only enables dramatic growth in our bulk and general cargo handling capacity, but further serves to demonstrate Abu Dhabi Portsí firm commitment in supporting the individual needs of new and existing customers."

The introduction of the South Quay, together with the adjacent Khalifa Port Logistics (KPL) development will dramatically boost Khalifa Portís ability to handle any type of cargo and service a wide variety of customers.

In addition to the South Quay phase 1 completion, approximately 800 m of quay wall and almost 175,000 sqm of land within KPL has been handed over in advance of the projectís full phase 1 conclusion in Q1 2021.

Two prestigious accolades underscore Khalifa Portís successful growth and development journey: the port made significant gains in the latest Lloydís List One Hundred Ports rankings, achieving the highest percentage of growth in all container ports listed; and also won ĎPort of the Yearí at the recently-held Maritime Standard Awards 2020.


Khalifa Portís South Quay commences operations with the arrival of the Alfred Oldendorff.

ADPC (Abu Dhabi Ports Company) press release