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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 & Shipping, and Ports connecting global maritime routes and international trading partners.

AD Ports Group’s Annual Report 2023

2023 witnessed significant achievements for the Group, ultimately doubling the Group’s revenue and extending its reach to 46 countries.

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Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi  - Managing Director & AD Ports Group CEO

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
  • Innovate 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.


H.E. Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi


Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi


Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi

Board Member

Najeeba Al Jabri

Board Member

Jasim Husain Thabit

Board Member

Mansour Mohamed Abdulqader Al Mulla

Board Member

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Managing Director & AD Ports Group CEO

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.


Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Managing Director & AD Ports Group CEO

Maitha Ahmed Al Marar

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Martin Aarup

Group Chief Financial Officer

Ross Thompson

Group Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

Emil Pellicer

Group General Counsel

Abdullah Al Hameli

Chief Executive Officer - Economic Cities & Free Zones Cluster

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri

Chief Executive Officer - Digital Cluster and CEO - Maqta Gateway

Saif Al Mazrouei

Chief Executive Officer - Ports Cluster

Antonio Campoy

Chief Executive Officer Noatum - Logistics Cluster

Captain Ammar Al Shaiba

CEO – Maritime & Shipping Cluster, AD Ports Group

A Journey of Excellence

AD Ports Group’s (formerly: Abu Dhabi Ports) remarkable journey began in 2006, and today has become an integrated portfolio of world-class ports, economic cities and free zones and logistics supply chains that are transforming the region.

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  • AD Ports Group Announces Inauguration of Aqaba Cruise Terminal
  • HH Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, inaugurates AD Ports Group’s Digital District
  • AD Ports Group signs a 30-year Concession Agreement to Develop and Operate Multipurpose Terminal in Safaga Port
  • Maqta Gateway Acquires TTEK Inc. to Serve International Markets with a Comprehensive Single Window Solution
  • Khalifa Port is Ranked the 3rd Most Efficient Container Port Globally

  • AD Ports Group signs a 30-year Extendable Concession Agreement to Manage and Operate a Multipurpose Terminal in Congo’s Pointe Noire Port
  • AD Ports Group Signs 50-Year Concession Agreement with Karachi Port Trust for Container Terminal
  • AD Ports Group Enters the Drydocking and Repair Market via Joint Venture with Premier Marine Engineering Services
  • AD Ports Group Completes the Landmark Noatum Acquisition Upon Receiving Full Regulatory Approvals
  • Noatum Announces the Acquisition Agreement of Sesé’s Finished Vehicles Logistics


  • AD Ports Group shares listed on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
  • AD Ports Group and Ghassan Aboud Group establish a 3.3sqkm Food Hub -KEZAD, in collaboration with Rungis International
  • AD Ports Group signs agreement to establish 450,000 sqm Metal Park in KEZAD
  • AD Ports Group and Ghassan Aboud Group establish a 3.3sqkm Global Auto Hub -KEZAD

  • AD Ports Group successfully acquires majority stakes in Transmar and Transcargo International (TCI), Egypt
  • AD Ports Group acquires 80% Stake in Global Feeder Shipping, creating world’s largest independent feeder carrier
  • AD Ports Group acquires Noatum, a Global Integrated Logistics Platform
  • AD Ports Group signs major agreements with Kazakh National Oil Company subsidiary KMTF (Kazmortransflot)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Construction of on-shore port facilities at KIZAD awarded


  • 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 of dredging and reclamation work


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


  • 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 31.7 million tonnes of general cargo and 4.33 million TEUs of containers. 

Ambitious Investment Plans: AED15 Billion committed CapEx over the Next 5 years, expanding Abu Dhabi's maritime, economic zones and logistics assets. 


4.33 million+

TEUs of Containers

31.7 million+

Tonnes of General Cargo

AED 15 Billion

Organic CapEx Program over the Next 5 years


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

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