Hutchison Ports to operate Ahmed Bin Rashid Port
Sultan Saeed Al Ali (front left), executive director of the Umm Al Quwain Ports, Customs and Freezone Corporation, and Andy Tsoi, Hutchison Ports managing director of Middle East and Africa, prepare to sign the agreement in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla (back centre), Supreme Council member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and Eric Ip (back right), group managing director of Hutchison Ports
Hutchison Ports has secured a deal to operate Ahmed Bin Rashid Port in Umm Al Quwain (UAQ), United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Hong Kong-based port operator will run the facility under the name Hutchison Ports UAQ.
Andy Tsoi, managing director, Middle East and Africa, at Hutchinson Ports, stated: “The UAE economy is growing strongly and there is great demand for terminal facilities in the northern part of the Emirates. Our target is to improve the service level of the port to facilitate the emirate’s import and export trade. We look forward to contributing to the growth of the local economy.”
The four-berth port has an 845m long quay and is a key entry-exit point for container, general, Ro-Ro and bulk cargo in the norther UAE.
Sultan Saeed Al Ali, executive director at Umm al Quwain Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, commented: “The port in Umm Al Quwain has a long, rich history. With the presence of Hutchison Ports, we expect the terminal to be better positioned to serve the local community. This will help support our existing businesses while also helping to attract future investment into the emirate.”
No financial details were disclosed.