November 17 - Abu Dhabi Ports saw a 29 percent year-on-year rise in ro-ro traffic during the first ten months of 2015.

In 2015 all ro-ro operations were transferred to Khalifa Port from Zayed Port to meet growing demand. Abu Dhabi Ports claims this transition - which involved a new yard and improved terminal facilities - contributed to an upswing in volumes.

In the reporting period, general and bulk cargo also edged up 20 percent to 12.59 million freight tonnes from 10.46 million freight tonnes in the same period last year.

Abu Dhabi Ports also witnessed a significant surge in container business during the first ten months of 2015, with a 36 percent year-on-year increase in volumes at the Khalifa Port container terminal.

"Our double digit growth in all three cargo sectors, especially the top performance at our flagship Khalifa Port, has a special significance against the backdrop of a slowdown in the global maritime industry. Our growth is set to continue throughout this year," said Abu Dhabi Ports ceo Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi.


Khalifa Port container terminal.