CMA Terminals Khalifa Port, First 90-tonne block placed for construction of quay wall
AD Ports Group recently installed the first 90-tonne block for the quay wall of the new CMA Terminals Khalifa Port, marking the major development milestone with a special ceremony.
The development of the new terminal is on track with budgeted capital expenditure of AED 3.3bn. The terminal is expected to be operational in H1-2025 and will be managed by a joint venture owned by CMA Terminals (70% ownership), a subsidiary of global shipping and logistics giant CMA CGM, and AD Ports Group (30% ownership).
When the quay wall is complete, the signed block will be one of more than 6,000 within the 19m deep berth pocket and will be able to accommodate the world’s largest container vessels. Other facilities under development include a 3,500m offshore detached breakwater, a fully built-out rail platform, and 1,000,000 sqm of the terminal yard.
Once ready, the new terminal will have an initial capacity of 1.8mn TEUs, will be fully integrated with Etihad Rail and will significantly enhance Khalifa Port’s connectivity and position as a key gateway for the region.
“With the arrival of CMA CGM, Khalifa Port is now providing hubs for three of the world’s top four shipping lines, consolidating our position as a leading facilitator of trade, logistics and industry,” remarked Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO, Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group.
“This is an important moment for our company and our partners, as work continues to develop this new terminal, which will expand our Group’s shipping and logistics network in the region,” noted Michael Lund Hansen, CEO of CMA Terminals Khalifa Port.