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Abu Dhabi Ports announces winners of “MAFNOOD” Internal Excellence Award


April 08, 2019

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 08 April 2019:

Abu Dhabi Ports, the operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi as well as Fujairah Terminals and KIZAD, announced the winners of the 3rd cycle of its internal excellence award, “MAFNOOD”. The award ceremony, which was held in Abu Dhabi, was attended by the company’s employees, management team and representatives from several government entities and strategic partners.

The MAFNOOD award programme is aligned with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to establish bi-annual internal awards across Abu Dhabi’s government entities. The internal awards aim to support the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance (ADAEP).

In addition, the MAFNOOD award is intended to promote a culture of sustainable performance that ensures continuous development across employee performance, services and business units. The latest edition of MAFNOOD witnessed a 17% increase in participation with more than 90 participants across four different categories representing “Individuals”, “Services”, “Excellence Teams” as well as “Units and Divisions”.

In his speech at the ceremony, Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, congratulated participants and acknowledged the accomplishments achieved by Abu Dhabi Ports as a result of its employees’ commitment to excellence.

He said: “MAFNOOD is more than an internal excellence award; it embodies our commitment to support the UAE’s sustainable economic diversification and growth to progress its innovation agenda. Through initiatives such as ADAEP and our internal awards, the Abu Dhabi Executive Council has provided us with an opportunity to develop competitiveness across governmental entities.”

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About Abu Dhabi Ports

Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports is operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, as well as the trade and logistics hub, KIZAD (KIZAD), in which Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone attracts direct investments to over 100 km2 of free zone opportunities, the largest in the Middle East region.

Inaugurated on Dec 12, 2012 by President of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Khalifa Port is the flagship port of Abu Dhabi Ports and is considered to be the first semi-automated container port in the region. Abu Dhabi Ports also owns 50% of Abu Dhabi Terminals, which operates and manages Khalifa Port Container Terminal with a full suite of logistics solutions to benefit trade partners and shipping lines. In addition to the current capacity of 2.5 million TEUs, the recent deal Abu Dhabi Ports signed with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited, which is expected to commence operations by 2019, will raise the annual capacity to 6 million TEUs in both container terminals.

Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiaries include Abu Dhabi Marine Services “SAFEEN”, providing a comprehensive range of marine, navigational and ancillary quayside services as well as VTS Services and fleet maintenance in a safe, secure and efficient manner; Maqta Gateway, developer and operator of the first port community system in the emirate; and Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, the first permanent cruise terminal in the region. To meet the increasing demand of cruise liners and passengers, Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach was developed, offering cruise ship passengers a new beach destination with unmatched tourism experiences. Additionally, Abu Dhabi Ports also manages the Maritime Training Academy at Musaffah Port.

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