Major expansion of Al Hamriyah Port revealed

Dubai Ports Authority has announced the major expansion and modernisation of Al Hamriyah Port in Dubai in order to meet the rapid growth in domestic and regional trade.

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By  Robeel Haq Published  May 28, 2006

Dubai Ports Authority has announced the major expansion and modernisation of Al Hamriyah Port in Dubai in order to meet the rapid growth in domestic and regional trade. The project will lead to increased storage and general cargo capacity at the Al Hamriyah Port. The expansion project involves development and expansion of three quays at the port, including augmentation of the commercial quay by 2.5 km in two phases. The new project will cover every aspect of operations at the Al Hamriyah Port, and is designed to enhance the port’s role as a major re-exporting hub, especially within the UAE, by increasing its capacity to cater to the requirements of small and medium ships and by leveraging its strategic location at the heart of Dubai. “The move to expand and modernize Al Hamriyah Port follows the directive of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in this regard. This project also comes in line with the strategy of DP World to ensure continual development of all its ports in the UAE,” said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, PCFC. “With trade volume at Dubai Ports growing exponentially, it has become necessary to expedite completion of all port expansion and upgradation projects. Also, there is growing customer demand for raising the container handling capacity, which would require large-scale infrastructure development projects. The expansion of Al Hamriyah Port is a major step forward in fulfilling these requirements, and the project has been planned carefully enough to accommodate future demands,” Bin Sulayem added. The expansion project at Al Hamriyah Port will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will commence in early 2007, and will include the construction of three quays with a combined length of 1.2 km, whereas the second phase will begin in 2008, immediately after the completion of the first phase. In addition to the development of infrastructure at the port, the project will also include implementation of the latest IT systems to ensure the highest international standards in port security as also to streamline procedures and transactions by automating internal business processes.

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