AD Ports signs multiple collaboration deals with Shandong Ports Group

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from AD Ports & Shandong Ports | Courtesy: WAM

AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, has signed multiple collaboration agreements with Shandong Port Group (SPG), a conglomerate based in Shandong Province, China, which provides port operations, port infrastructure construction, cargo transportation, warehousing, and other services, and operates investment businesses.

The deal utilizes the ‘Sister Ports’ agreement between Shandong Port and Khalifa Port to forge a partnership and strengthen cooperation between the two parties.

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CEO – Economic Cities & Free Zones
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“Our agreement leverages the value various clusters of AD Ports Group brings to businesses. As an integrated hub for trade, logistics, and Industry, KEZAD Group continues to support the development of the diversified economy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE in line with the vision of our wise leadership. We will continue to work with like-minded conglomerates like SPG to achieve this aim. Both Groups are active players in implementing China’s Belt and Road Initiative, further promoting trade cooperation and accelerating growth.”

Under the agreement, SPG will transport passenger vehicles from its ports in China to Autoterminal Khalifa Port, to be stored and displayed within facilities in KEZAD.

The new cooperation is established to strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a preferred destination for the Chinese Automotive Industry.

Mr. Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO of Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group said that, “Our agreements with Shandong Ports Group underscore our commitment to fostering global connections and serving as a catalyst for economic growth. As we embark on this journey together, we are poised to redefine logistics and port operations, setting new benchmarks for the industry at large, whilst driving prosperity and further strengthening our position globally.”

“SPG has always believed and advocated that ‘transportation is the artery of the economy, and the link to that binds civilization.’ SPG plans to establish MENA regional center in the UAE, and in Abu Dhabi more specifically, in 2023. By continuously improving the overseas supply chain of product exports, it will rapidly improve the overseas market competitiveness of China’s tire and commercial vehicle industries, SPG firmly believes in reaching a higher level of cooperation with AD Ports Group in the future,” commented Mr. Jai Funing, the Deputy General Manager of Shandong Port Group.

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