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We are a world-class ports, logistics & trade group

AD Ports Group
A Global Player

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Through organic growth and partnerships, AD Ports Group has developed over the years into an integrated premier enabler of trade, industrialisation, and economic diversification. Established by Emiri Decree and owned by ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.

AD Ports Group is committed to building elite trade and logistics propositions. As trade has grown, so have we. Today, we are an integrated business across 5 clusters – Digital, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Logistics, Maritime, and Ports connecting global maritime routes and international trading partners.

We exist to reimagine trade, enabling progress for all

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Managing Director & AD Ports Group CEO

Our Vision

Driving global trade through an integrated portfolio of world-class ports, industrial zones, and logistics supply chains.

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Our Mission

To position Abu Dhabi at the frontier of global trade, by managing world-class global logistic value chains, driving operational excellence by leveraging digital technologies, meeting stakeholders dynamic needs, forging relationships, and maximising shareholder value.

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Our Values

  • Ready to respond
  • Eager to collaborate
  • Safe, secure & sustainable
  • Innovative for excellence
  • Fair & committed
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Corporate Governance

Aligned with the government’s vision to position Abu Dhabi as a global trade and logistics hub, our senior management team aims to contribute to a sustainable, diversified, high-value-added economy that encourages enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation to enhance the contribution of AD Ports Group to the growth of global economy.

Our Board of Directors’ responsibility is to reflect the commitment to excellence that projects our brand as a forward-thinking, pioneering company in the region and international markets.

Leadership

H.E. Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi

Chairman
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Khalifa Sultan
Al Suwaidi

Vice-Chairman
Leadership

H.E. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi

Board Member
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Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Managing Director &
AD Ports Group CEO
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Jasim Husain Thabit

Board Member
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Mansour Mohamed Abdulqader Al Mulla

Board Member
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Ms. Najeeba Al Jabri

Board Member

Defining a clear and dynamic purpose, our progressive Executive Management team promotes Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s spirit of excellence by ensuring customer satisfaction and enhancing partner and customer value.

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Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Managing Director &
AD Ports Group CEO
Leadership 1

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri

Chief Executive Officer - Digital Cluster and
CEO - Maqta Gateway
Leadership 2

Mr. Abdullah Al Hameli

Chief Executive Officer - Economic Cities & Free Zones Cluster
Leadership 3

Mr. Robert Sutton

Chief Executive Officer - Logistics Cluster
Leadership 4

Captain Maktoum
Al Houqani

Chief Executive Officer - Maritime Cluster
Leadership 5

Mr. Saif Al Mazrouei

Chief Executive Officer -
Ports Cluster
Leadership 6

Mr. Emil Pellicer

Group General Counsel
Leadership 5

Mr. Martin Aarup

Group Chief Financial Officer
Leadership 6

Mr. Ross Thompson

Group Chief Strategy &
Growth Officer

A Journey of Excellence

Abu Dhabi Ports remarkable journey began in 2006. Today Abu Dhabi Ports is part of AD Ports Group, an integrated portfolio of world-class ports, economic cities and free zones and logistics supply chains that are transforming the region.

2021

  • AD Ports Group & CMA CGM Group sign 35-year concession agreement to establish new container terminal in Khalifa Port
  • AD Ports Group successfully issues ($)1Bn 10-year bonds
  • ZonesCorp hands over 1.38 million (sqm) in Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City
  • KIZAD to host AED3.67Bn ‘Helios Industry’ Green Ammonia plant
  • Khalifa Port ranked 56th in Lloyd’s List Top 100 Container Ports 2021

2020

  • Integration of ZonesCorp into AD Ports Group
  • Integration of MICCO Logistics into AD Ports Group
  • AD Ports Group launched SAFEEN Feeders
  • Formation of Abu Dhabi Maritime, based on an agreement between the Department of Municipalities and Transport and AD Ports Group
  • AD Ports Group joins the “Hope Consortium”, led by the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi

2019

  • Khalifa Port extension announced
  • CSP Abu Dhabi Terminals receives two of the world largest mega-vessels 
  • Construction of the Roadbot Tire Project at KIZAD, the first-ever tyre manufacturing plant in the UAE
  • KIZAD Polymer Parks launched

2018

  • Winner of “Outstanding Entity” in the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance
  • Concession Agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to establish new container terminal at Khalifa Port
  • Agreement with Autoterminal Barcelona to establish Autoterminal Khalifa Port, an advanced Ro-Ro terminal at Khalifa Port
  • Inauguration of CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal in Khalifa Port

2017

  • COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited to develop largest Container Freight Station in the region
  • EGA Agreement – Khalifa Port to be 1st in Gulf to directly handle Capsize vessels
  • Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Company (JOCIC) Agreement – more than ($)1Bn invested in the KIZAD
  • Launch of Fujairah Terminals

2016

  • Concession Agreement with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited to build & operate a terminal at Khalifa Port
  • Launch of Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach

2015

  • Inauguration of Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port
  • Khalifa Port – 3rd in the world & 1st in the region for highest growth rate
  • Two AD Government Excellence Awards
  • First ever All-Emirati Port Operations team deployed

2014

  • Khalifa Port ranked 5th in EMEA region for port productivity

2013

  • Abu Dhabi Government Excellence Award for “Strategic Transformation Project/Team”
  • Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance for Strategic Transformation Project
  • EMAL 10-year Export Logistics agreement
  • Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services launched

2012

  • 12/12/2012 – Official Inauguration of Khalifa Port
  • Maximum capacity exceeded at Zayed Port and record volumes of TEUs handled

2011

  • Cruise Terminal temporary operations at Zayed Port launched
  • Free Port facility upgraded at Zayed Port
  • Musaffah Channel Project completed and handed over

2010

  • KIZAD unveiled
  • Arrival of the first ship to Khalifa Port

2009

  • Construction of on-shore port facilities at KIZAD awarded

2008

  • MOU with Borouge to provide port services at Khalifa Port
  • 2 major earthworks contracts for Khalifa Industrial Zone awarded
  • Construction of the port island began with 45 million cubic metres m cbm of dredging and reclamation work

2007

  • Dredging contract to develop Khalifa Port awarded
  • Conceptual master plan of Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone developed

2006

  • Program Management contract for Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone awarded
  • Abu Dhabi Ports PJSC established by an Emiri Decree

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A Clear Roadmap for Growth to Attract New Investments and Partnerships

We continue to grow AD Ports Group through prudent investments and the development of world-class infrastructure. Reliable revenue and cashflow generation and strong institutional support ensure confidence. We have a clear roadmap for growth which provides opportunities for sustainable returns in the long-term.

Unmatched capacity: We handled 30 million+ tonnes of general cargo, 3.2 million+ TEUs of containers, and 36,000+ vessels.

Ambitious Investment Plans: US$793 million committed CapEx expanding Abu Dhabi's maritime, zones and logistics assets.

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36,000+

Vessels

3.2 million+

Tonnes TEUs of Container

30 million+

Tonnes of General Cargo

$793 million

Committed CapEx

Accreditations

AD Ports Group has been recognised by global leaders in maritime trade and logistics by numerous prestigious industry bodies.

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