Khalifa Port takes fifth in CPPI

June 27, 2022 /

Abu Dhabi’s flagship Khalifa Port has been ranked in the top 5 of the Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) for 2021, a performance metric developed by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Strategically located half-way between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is the first semi-automated container port in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and serves over 25 shipping lines. Khalifa Port has the ability to serve the largest container ships and has the flexibility for future expansion.

KPCT 2021 Gains

The CPPI report outlines how Khalifa Port Container Terminal are excelling at modernising their facilities with the use of digital technology and offering green fuel alternatives, which in turn also helps to make maritime supply chains more resilient.

Investment in the port helped to see the growth of container traffic through the port last year, rising by 6.3% to 3.4 million TEU in 2021. This figure is more than double the 1.5 million TEU movements that KPCT oversaw in 2015.

This figure will likely only grow as the French container shipping giant CMA CGM expects to open a new terminal at the port by early 2024. Experts even predict that the total capacity of the port could be 10.6 million TEU after MSC and Cosco also open facilities at the port.

Future Investments

AD Ports Group has said that it will continue to invest throughout 2022 in innovative technologies. Their digital solutions provider, Maqta Gateway, offers customers and stakeholders of KPCT over 160 digitalised services, booting the ports efficiency and reducing turnaround times.

The CPPI report is based on total port hours per ship call, defined as the elapsed time between when a ship reaches a port to its departure from the berth having completed its cargo exchange. Greater or lesser workloads are accounted for by examining the underlying data within ten different call size ranges. Five distinct ship size groups are accounted for in the methodology given the potential for greater fuel and emissions savings on larger vessels.

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