UAE’s Fujairah Terminals opens after $272mn worth expansion program

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, has opened Fujairah Terminals’ expansion program, which includes infrastructure development and service enhancement initiatives for the key maritime hub.

Fujairah Terminals is one of the most important economic, commercial, and logistics hubs in the Middle East region. The Terminals, which opened in 2017 as a major center for international commerce in the emirate, is part of Abu Dhabi Ports, the region’s foremost logistics, transport, and commerce facilitator.

Fujairah Terminals, wholly-owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, has reached a crucial milestone in its long-term $272 million (Dh1 billion) effort to expand multi-purpose terminal facilities within Fujairah Port.

According to the reports, “The completion of the expansion works, which commenced three years ago, will increase the terminal’s general cargo throughput to 1.3 million tones, multi-purpose area of 25,000 sqm for general cargo and Ro-Ro services, and increase container capacity to 720,000 TEU, with a total of 110,000 sqm of container terminal area.”

The quay wall has also been expanded from 760 to 1000 meters, and the approach has been deepened from 12 to 15 meters, allowing the port to handle larger ships.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad has emphasized Fujairah Terminals as a prominent worldwide maritime destination due to its advanced infrastructure and capabilities to accommodate all sizes and kinds of ships, tankers, and cargo.

”The emirate of Fujairah has become a leading international maritime transport center due to its strategic geographic location, enabling it to attract investment and support the national sustainable development process,” he further added.

The development of multi-purpose facilities at the port is in line with the ambitious Fujairah Strategic Plan 2040, and its advanced infrastructure and improved services will support the comprehensive strategy aimed at boosting its stature as a key center of facilitating trade between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, India, the Red Sea, and East Africa.

Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi
Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi
Chairman – Abu Dhabi Ports

“It is our privilege to welcome Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi to Fujairah Terminals to see the significant development program taking place at Fujairah Terminals. This initiative is a key part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ continued efforts to realize the strategic objectives of Fujairah and the wider UAE’s economic development strategy.”

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports said, “This is an important day in the maritime history of Fujairah and we are very proud to share the results of so many people’s hard work with HH Sheikh Mohammed.”

“The sterling efforts by Abu Dhabi Ports in transforming and modernizing Fujairah Terminals’ facilities has elevated our position as a premier hub for all cargo on the East Coast of the UAE,” commented Mr. Abdulaziz Mubarak Al Balooshi, CEO, Fujairah Terminals, Abu Dhabi Ports.

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