AD Ports Group has announced the arrival of the first international cargo at Mugharraq Port, one of the best performing ports located in Al Dhafra region.
This is the first shipment since the port of Mugharraq was recognized as an international port facility under the provisions of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) by the Ministry of Energy and United Arab Emirates infrastructure.
International recognition was achieved after a series of major port upgrades including extending the quay wall to 480 meters with additional berths, deepening the depth of the facility to 8 meters, as well as the development of additional Ro-Ro ramps.
Mugharraq port improvements, coupled with its strategic proximity to Ruwais, Hail, Ghasha and other key upstream oil and gas projects in the region, further strengthen its position as a well-equipped ISPS port to meet the changing needs of international operations. .
The port has long been a premier maritime facility, providing a host of offshore, oil and gas, general cargo, logistics support, bulk and general cargo handling services. It connects the neighboring island of Delma via RoRo and ferry services. The ongoing port expansion works, along with the new international port certification, will support the broader long-term development plan for the Al Dhafra region.
Saif Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group, said: “The arrival of our first international shipment is an important milestone for the expansion of new international business opportunities and will strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a hub of world trade. The recognition of the port of Mugharraq as an international port will provide significant support for development in the Al Dhafra region and will also allow the creation of new trade routes linking the United Arab Emirates with the world”
Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Acting Managing Director of Mussafah Port and Al Dhafra Region, AD Ports Group, said: “It is our great pleasure to welcome the first international shipment to Mugharraq Port, a testimony of our commitment to ongoing development in the Al Dhafra region. region – addressing both commercial and recreational marine activities. Our international certification will support the development of Mugharraq Port’s logistics capabilities, particularly in the global energy market, while supporting AD Ports Group’s aspirations to position the port as a key player in global trade.