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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
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:
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