Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port activates new South Quay to boost operations

The introduction of South Quay, together with the adjacent Khalifa Port Logistics (KPL) development, aims to dramatically boost its ability to handle any type of cargo and service a wide variety of ships. The first shipment, carrying bauxite, destined for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)’s Al Taweelah alumina refinery, has anchored at Khalifa Port’s new South Quay, marking the beginning of operations. The start of South Quay’s operations at Abu Dhabi’s dedicated flagship deep-water terminal is the latest move by the port’s owner and operator, Abu Dhabi Ports.

The bulk carrier, Alfred Oldendorff, was swiftly followed by two large general cargo ships, making use of the recently completed first phase of South Quay, providing 650 metres of quay wall, comprising two berths and 37,000 sq m of the terminal yard. “Abu Dhabi Ports is proud to have achieved this momentous milestone ahead of schedule,” said Saif Al Mazrouei, head of Ports Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports. “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.