The agreement to establish the ‘Fujairah Terminals’ was signed by Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports and Captain Mousa Murad, General Manager of Port of Fujairah, according to the emirates official news agency, WAM.
The agreement includes deepening of berths to enable the port, which already serves clients and companies in the entire Gulf region, Indian Ocean and Indian Subcontinent, to cater to larger vessels.
Abu Dhabi Ports will be investing in the infrastructure of Fujairah Ports, further enhancing its capabilities. Development includes deepening of berths to -16.5 m to allow bigger vessels to come to the Port of Fujairah, building an approximately 300,000-sq-m yard of storage space, as well as an additional 1-km quay to accommodate the expected growth in the number of ships arriving to the port, increasing shipping operations in the process.
The company will commence with the development of berths and yards in 2018. The port will remain operational during this time to service existing and new clients. Additional capacity and new quay cranes will begin operations in 2021, including the post panama quay cranes.
The port's capacity is expected to reach 1 million TEUs and 700,000 tonnes of general cargo by 2030.