Abu Dhabi Ports | Business Dubai
The Abu Dhabi Ports or ADPC has been established in March 2006 for handling and developing the trade activities across the seaports in Abu Dhabi Emirates and to support the industrial activities involved with the ports. Previously the authority to control and regulate all the commercial sea ports across the emirate of Abu Dhabi was the Abu Dhabi Sea Ports Authority (ADSA), then the controlling power has been transferred to Abu Dhabi Ports (or formally ADPC). So far the major achievement of Abu Dhabi is considered as KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi), which is operating along with the Khalifa port.
The Abu Dhabi Ports have controlling power over the Port services, logistics services, industrial zones, cruiseship terminal, etc. The Abu Dhabi Ports is playing a vital role in the economy of the emirate through the planning and development of ports and industrial zones. In the Kizad zone, the Abu Dhabi Ports could make significant developments which are for around USD 7.2 billion even in the first phase if project. This mega project is expected to contribute up to 15% of the emirate’s non-oil GDP of the 2030. The major projects as per the vision of 2030 of Abu Dhabi ports are as follows.
- Khalifa Port
- Zayed Port and the Free Ports
- Musaffah Port
- Shahama Port
- Mugharrag Port
- Al Sila Port
- Sir Baniyas Logistics Port
- Delma Port
- Marfa Port
Starting business in Abu Dhabi Ports
Khalifa Port has a Phase 1 capacity of 2.5 million TEU containers and 12 million tonnes of general cargo a year and an expected capacity of 15 million TEU containers and 35 million tonnes of general cargo by 2030. It features the region’s only semi-automated container terminal, some of the world’s largest automated ship-to-shore cranes. This is only a case of a single project under the Abu Dhabi Ports, so the opportunity to start a business which involved with shipping is tremendous around the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Also the free economic trade zones, under the authority is offering financial benefits such as 100% company ownership, 0% import tariffs, 100% exemption from personal income tax, 100% exemption from corporate taxes, etc.