Abu Dhabi, March 24, 2013: Abu Dhabi Terminals recently held a workshop in collaboration with the Higher Corporation of Specialized EconomicZones (ZonesCorp) to inform its investorsof the benefits of the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT). This reflects ZonesCorp's efforts to provideits investors with the best services and facilities and to further develop their businesseslocally and globally.
KPCT is located halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai with direct access to ZonesCorp's ICAD zones and links to over 60 destinations worldwide. It is considered to be Abu Dhabi's new main hub for managing and operating the ports of Mina Zayed and Musaffah in addition to Khalifa Port. The key business activities of Abu Dhabi Terminals include container business, general cargo, Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo), cruise, project cargo, warehousing, tailor-made solutions and cold store services.
Abu Dhabi Terminals is the operator of KPCT in Abu Dhabi's main ports under concessions granted by ADPC, which is a state of the art global transportation hub. The port features include water depth, channel width, dramatically improved productivity and lower variability which will improve transit time, improve reliability, greater direct market reach, optimal hinterland access, lower cost and ease of doing business.
During the workshop,speakers introduced the facilities offered by the Terminal and the benefits it provides to the industrial sector. The benefits include a world-class infrastructure and multimodal connectivity to the network of roads, rail, airports and seaports that will ensure optimal accessibility to and from the port and industrial zones.Consequently, thiswill aid in boosting the revenues of investors through maximizing the
distribution of their products regionally and globally.The terminal features latest technological advancements and has been designed to accommodate large ships.
Commenting on the Workshop, HE Mohamed Hasan Al Qamzi, CEO of ZonesCorp, said: “We are very pleased to have established this partnership with Abu Dhabi Terminals for what it brings of benefits to our investors in the UAE and Abu Dhabi specifically. This partnership will help our investors reach out globally to other investors and customers and to expand their businesses successfullyin an efficient and cost effective manner.”
Martijn Van De Linde, CEO of Abu Dhabi Terminals concluded: “ADT and ZonesCorp both have the same goal. We want to develop the best possible infrastructure so local businesses can succeed in the global market place. The joint initiative to link the businesses of ZonesCorp's investors in the ICAD zones with Abu Dhabi's new logistics hub is testament to the concerted efforts to make a difference. We thank ZonesCorp and their investors for actively pursuing this initiative.”
It is worth mentioning that ZonesCorp has recently signed an agreement with International Golden Group (IGG), which is specialized in marketing, importing, exporting, purchasing and resale of military products and developing services. These agreements and partnerships emphasises ZoneCorp's constant efforts to meet its investors needs and requirements.