duisport cooperates with Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Duisburg, 12.12.2011 | duisport to optimize port management and develop infrastructure connections
On the occasion of a high-ranking trade mission under the leadership of German President Christian Wulff, Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG, and Capt. Mohamed Juma Al-Shamisi, Vice President Ports Unit of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding today. The key points of the cooperation agreement had already been set during a visit made by Erich Staake to Abu Dhabi in October.
"We are pleased that duisport can provide its know-how to one of the most important ports in this rapidly developing region,“ said Erich Staake, Chief Executive Officer of Duisburger Hafen AG, at the signing ceremony. This cooperation agreement represents a further important step in our internationalization strategy, which is being continually developed," continued Staake.
The Abu Dhabi Ports Company is responsible for all port and logistics activities in Abu Dhabi, ranging from Al Sila in the west on the border with Saudi Arabia, up to Khalifa Port in the east, just 40 km away from Dubai. This will start operations next year and is a flagship project in Abu Dhabi. This port constructed in the sea will serve as the gateway to the so-called Kizad Industrial Zone, an industrial area that at 417 square kilometers is among the largest in the world.
In addition to developing the infrastructure connections and optimizing port management, duisport will also examine warehouse operations in detail to achieve higher efficiency here too.
At the beginning of the upcoming year expert teams from both sides will start work to make detailed agreements.