Abu Dhabi Ports and Autoterminal, part of Noatum Maritime Group, revealed plans to jointly manage the RoRo/car terminal at Khalifa Port.
The duo is to create a joint venture company called Autoterminal Khalifa Port to manage the terminal under a 15-year concession.
The 300,000-square-meter car terminal, with more than 550 meters of dedicated quay, will provide a geostrategic location for import traffic which will benefit from the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone, the two companies said in a statement.
In addition, the new terminal will offer services to all its car terminal users for PDI inspections, vehicle customization and other technical services.
“The main short-term objectives of the agreement are to provide the same level of quality that Autoterminal offers its clients in the Port of Barcelona, and to position Khalifa Port as the regional hub for all commercial trade routes in the Gulf, East Africa and the Red Sea,” according to Abu Dhabi Ports and Autoterminal.
Abu Dhabi Ports develops ports and industrial zones in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Autoterminal is a multimodal car terminal in the Mediterranean, located in the Port of Barcelona.