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Abu Dhabi Ports is a government-owned organisation established in 2006. The organisation facilitates the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy by acting as an enabler for development and trade, supporting the objectives of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Abu Dhabi Ports manages nine commercial, logistics, community and leisure ports, including its flagship – state-of-the-art, deep-water Khalifa Port. Khalifa Port was officially inaugurated on 12.12.12 by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Located halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the port is the first semi-automated container port in the GCC region. It handles all of Abu Dhabi’s container traffic, general cargo, as well as roll-on and roll-off (RORO) cargo, such as cars, vans and trucks. Khalifa Port features state-of-the-art maritime infrastructure, including nine of the world’s largest ship-to-shore quay cranes, 42 automated stacking cranes and 20 straddle carriers. In its current development phase one, Khalifa Port can handle an annual capacity of 2.5 million TEU containers and 12 million tonnes of general cargo. The port is being developed in stages as industry demand grows. When all development phases are completed, Khalifa Port is expected to increase its capacity for container volumes to 15 million TEUs and 35 million tonnes of general cargo per year. Abu Dhabi Ports is also developing Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), Khalifa Port’s dedicated trade and logistics hub. Kizad serves a range of logistics and manufacturing investors and provides excellent multimodal connectivity to ensure easy accessibility to and from the zone.