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Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is a master developer and regulator of ports and industrial zones. ADPC acts as an enabler for development, trade and to facilitate its contribution to the diversification of the national economy. In return, it provides the customers and stakeholders with the highest levels of service in a responsive and transparent manner.

ADPC was established in March 2006 by Emiri Decree No. 6 of 2006 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate and was given control and regulatory enforcement power over all commercial ports assets previously owned by the Abu Dhabi Seaports Authority (ADSA).

ADPC will develop and incubate new companies that service and operate in the ports and zones sector. An example of this is Abu Dhabi Terminals, a Joint Venture company between ADPC and Mubadala, which is responsible for port terminal operations in the Emirate. Another such entity is the industrial zone operating company which will be responsible for operating and marketing the heavy industry zone.

ADPC aims to create various such entities in order to serve the needs of its customers. These subsidiaries and alliances may span the following range of services and operations: zone operators, port terminal operators, utility operators, real estate developers, education and training operators, logistics operators, value added service operators and several others.

ADPC is currently working on the development of the multi-billion dollar Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) in Taweelah. It a place for business to do business KPIZ is a key component of Abu Dhabi’s industrial development and economic diversification strategy, with an overall vision to become a world-class industrial, export, services and logistics hub. It is located midway between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai and consists of new world class multi purpose offshore port and one of the largest integrated industrial zones in the world.

Master plans for KPIZ are in final stages with a target operational date for the port planned for the end of 2010. The infrastructure supporting the port as well as the first phase of the industrial zone, including the 1.3 million tons aluminum smelter, will also be operational by this time.

KPIZ will cater to a number of industries including:

  • Base Metal
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Transport vehicle assembly
  • Chemicals
  • Shipyards
  • Building materials
  • Processed foods and beverages
  • Light manufacturing
  • Information and communication technology
  • Alternative energy
  • Information and communication technology

KPIZ will be serviced by the new Emirates rail line and transverse by state-of-the art roads and highways. The area will include the large scale development of specialized logistics and storage warehouses and have access to the most modern broadband ICT ubiquitous infrastructure.