H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, has officially opened Fujairah Terminals’ expansion programme, which comprises both infrastructure developments and service enhancement projects for the East Coast UAE maritime hub.
Fujairah Terminals, part of Abu Dhabi Ports, has now passed a critical milestone in its long-term AED 1 billion programme for the development of multi-purpose terminal facilities within the port. The completion of the expansion works, which commenced three years ago, will increase the terminal’s general cargo throughput to 1.3 million tonnes, provide a multi-purpose area of 25,000 m2 for general cargo and ro-ro services and increase container capacity to 720,000 TEU, with a total of 110,000 m2 of container terminal area. In addition, the quay wall has been extended from 760 to 1000 m in length and the approach channel has been deepened from 12 to 15 m to enable the port to handle larger vessels.
During the ceremony Sheikh Mohammed reviewed ongoing developments at the Fujairah Terminal, including the new customer happiness centre, X-ray scanning and custom inspection zones, engineering workshop and operations command centre. 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 H.H. Sheikh Mohammed.”