COSCO SHIPPING Ports Abu Dhabi Terminal (CSP ADT), a Chinese-UAE business, investment engages in the development, and operation of a container terminal at Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi, UAE. It collaborates with key partners to offer safe, reliable, sustainable, and high-quality handling services and global connectivity.

CSP ADT is the first port operator in the Middle East region in which COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, holds a controlling stake, in a Concession Agreement – with Abu Dhabi Ports. This partnership is part of a five-year strategy of Abu Dhabi Ports to strengthen the maritime sector, increase regional trade, attract foreign direct investment, and drive economic diversification in line with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (CSP) is a world-leading ports operator with an extensive portfolio of maritime trade facilities and infrastructure in Mainland China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South America, and the Mediterranean. As of 31st March 2022, CSP operated and managed 367 berths at 37 ports worldwide, of which 220 were for containers, with a combined annual handling capacity of 122 million TEUs, one of the largest in the world. It aims to transform the global shipping industry with a terminal network that helps reduce costs, boosts operational efficiency, and creates new synergies between industry stakeholders.

COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited is majority-owned by Shanghai-based China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited (CCSCL), the largest integrated shipping enterprise in the world, covering terminals, logistics, shipping finance, ship repair and shipbuilding.

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COSCO SHIPPING Ports at Khalifa Port

CSP ADT brings decades of experience and a robust industrial structure to the Middle East region with the creation of Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi’s leading high-tech, semi-automated port.

At Khalifa Port, CSP ADT extends its resilient global service network and plugs into an integrated logistics ecosystem that brings the globe’s trade and manufacturing heavyweights closer to their markets. It provides fast-developing economies with the resources, knowledge, and expertise to grow further. CSP ADT eases the way for companies seeking to establish and expand their trade by using manufacturing, warehousing, or logistics operations within Abu Dhabi to serve regional and international markets.

It serves a strategic location with 25 shipping lines and links to 70 international terminal networks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Inside CSP

CSP ADT, the first international green-field subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, owns a future-ready, state-of-the-art facility at Khalifa Port. CSP ADT started operations in December 2018, with a handling capacity of 2.5 million TEUs. As a deep-water terminal, operating at a depth of 18 metres, we accommodate mega vessels with a carrying capacity of over 20,000 TEUs.

As a semi-automated container terminal, CSP ADT at Khalifa Port offers facilities for full and partial bonded container shipments, a full range of container packing services, short-term warehousing for de-consolidated cargo as well as easy connectivity with other container terminals. Our infrastructure includes 11 quay cranes (STSs) and 32 ARMGs with the largest Container Freight Station (CFS) in the Middle East, spanning 275,000 square metres.

CSP ADT is the first in the Middle East to implement an AI-based, autonomous, driverless, battery operated Qomolo Q-truck system. Six electric Q-Trucks now support loading and unloading activities within the facility’s container yard. The Q-Trucks deliver a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and serve as a viable business continuity solution in the event of any labour crisis.

CSP ADT also runs an advanced Fleet Management System (FMS) for overseeing daily activities utilising Q-Trucks. Integrated as part of the operational control tower, the platform provides real-time monitoring and workflow management processes, while simultaneously connecting to multiple systems within the terminal.

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