Mugharraq Port, Recent certification enables port to receive international and local vessels
AD Ports Group recently announced the arrival of the first international shipment at Mugharraq Port, one of the high-performing ports located within the Al Dhafra Region.
This is the first shipment since Mugharraq Port was recognised as an international port facility under the provision of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code) by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
International recognition was achieved after a series of major upgrades at the port, including the extension of the quay wall up to 480m with additional berths, deepening of the facility’s depth to 8m, as well as the development of additional Ro-Ro ramps.
Mugharraq Port’s enhancements, coupled with its strategic proximity to Ruwais, Hail, Ghasha, and other key upstream oil and gas projects in the region, further solidify its position as an ISPS port well-equipped to meet the evolving need of international operations.
“The arrival of our first international shipment is a significant milestone for the expansion of new international business opportunities and will enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a global trade hub,” remarked Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO, Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group.
“Our international certification will support the development of Mugharraq Port’s logistical capabilities, especially in the global energy market, while supporting AD Ports Group’s aspirations to position the port as a key player in global trade,” noted Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Acting Managing Director, Mussafah Port and Al Dhafra Region, AD Ports Group.