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Dubai Ports Authority Announces Major Expansion - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat- Dubai Ports Authority has announced major expansion and modernization of the Al Hamriyah Port in Dubai, in line with its strategy to ensure continual development of all ports under its management in the UAE, in order to meet the rapid growth in domestic and regional trade. The project will lead to increased storage and general cargo capacity at the Al Hamriyah Port.

The expansion project involves development and expansion of three quays at the port, including augmentation of the commercial quay by 2.5 km in two phases. Major modernization programs have been envisioned for the adjacent fishing port, which includes refurbishment of the port’s quay to allow for smoother traffic flow, as well as the setting up of a boat-building unit and a multi-storied office building. In addition, the project includes construction of a quay exclusively for yachts.

The new project will cover every aspect of operations at the Al Hamriyah Port, and is designed to enhance the port’s role as a major re-exporting hub, especially within the UAE, by increasing its capacity to cater to the requirements of small and medium ships and by leveraging its strategic location at the heart of Dubai.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of PCFC, said, “The move to expand and modernize Al Hamriyah Port follows the directive of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in this regard. This project also comes in line with the strategy of DP World to ensure continual development of all its ports in the UAE.”

“With trade volume at Dubai Ports growing exponentially, it has become necessary to expedite completion of all port expansion and upgradation projects. Also, there is growing customer demand for raising the container handling capacity, which would require large-scale infrastructure development projects. The expansion of Al Hamriyah Port is a major step forward in fulfilling these requirements, and the project has been planned carefully enough to accommodate future demands,” Bin Sulayem added.