The state-of-the-art flagship Khalifa Port, the most technically advanced port in the MENA region owned by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), commenced commercial operations on September 1st, 2012.
Khalifa Port formally received its first ship from a commercial customer at 07.00, the precise target time set in the original 100 steps construction plan. The ship was the MSC Bari, one of the largest and newest container ships in the world.
At the heart of Khalifa Port is the advanced Terminal Operational Building which houses state-of-the-art computer technology used to control much of the container terminal.
It is the long term investment thinking in features such as Khalifa Port’s sophisticated digital infrastructure which allows Abu Dhabi to offer shipping lines and trucking companies streamlined logistics with shorter container transportation times at highly competitive costs.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Italy has participated to the Port’s inauguration ceremony, proud to have contributed to this success designing, integrating, supplying and installing on-time and on-budget all the Port Special Systems, necessary for the optimized and safe port operability, including security, IT, telecommunications infrastructure, VTMS and Port operating system, in compliance with the International Security Port Standards (ISPS).
For project details please go to Khalifa Port in UAE case study.