Four of the five most efficient ports in the ranking are based in the Middle East, with King Abdullah Port in Saudi Arabia, Salalah Port in Oman and Hamad Port in Qatar joining Khalifa Port in the lead.
Each year, more than four-fifths of world merchandise trade by volume is transported by sea, and about 35% of total volumes and more than 60% of trade value is shipped in containers.
“This ranking is another indicator of the high levels of performance customers receive at Khalifa Port, with the full support of AD Ports Group’s integrated business clusters,” said Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and CEO. of the AD Ports group. “We recognized the pressure that global supply chains are under and have worked hard to create efficiencies and new synergies across the board.”
AD Ports Group continued to invest in innovative technologies throughout 2022. Maqta Gateway, AD Ports Group’s digital solutions provider, offers over 160 digitized services to Khalifa Port stakeholders and customers, enhancing thus overall efficiency and allowing for faster turnaround times.
Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO of Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group, said, “We have deployed a team of leading professionals and state-of-the-art technology at Khalifa Port, including automatic storage cranes, aerial drones and a system. automated terminal operation. This has enabled us to provide the highest standards of service and we continue to roll out new innovations to ensure the best possible customer experience.
Abu Dhabi’s CSP Container Terminal (CSP) operating in Khalifa Port is the first terminal in the Middle East to implement an autonomous port truck system, deploying electric Q-Trucks to support operations loading and unloading from the mother ship in the facility’s container yard.