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NAFL Directory 14-02-2018 LR

| UAE Ports

| UAE Ports NAFL-Yearbook 2018 Ports of UAE The UAE maritime industry is getting stronger than ever with the country positioned to be the Arab world's top port hub amid steadily increasing commercial activities in the region. Dubai, which has been accustomed to port trading long before the discovery of oil in the UAE, is leading the sector among the seven emirates with Jebel Ali Port, the largest marine terminal in the Middle East, generating much of the trading activities. Jebel Ali has 27 general cargo berths which can accommodate 13 vessels with storage capacity covering over 1.4 million sqm, including a covered area of 70,000 sqm. The recent opening of the Dubai Logistics Corridor linking the port to the Al Maktoum International Airport further enhanced activities at the site. Dubai ranked 10th in the “Overall Leading Maritime Capitals of the World for the Year 2017” based on Menon Business Economics Group's latest survey. The government aims to further develop Dubai's maritime s e c t o r t o b o o s t i t s g l o b a l competitiveness under the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS), whose end-goal is the creation of a Dubai maritime cluster, which will also encompass brokers, financiers, suppliers, maritime sports and cruise facilities, among others. Abu Dhabi, the country's capital, is also fast catching up, pouring in heavy investments in maritime facilities and attracting a lot of foreign investors. Fujairah, the 4th largest bunker supply port in the world, is also seeing increased activities and its government had enjoined the private sector to further develop its facilities. DUBAI Jebel Ali Port – Formed in 1977, the port town of Jebel Ali covers 47 km and is the largest and the busiest marine terminal in the Middle East. It has over 1 million sqm of container yard with 960,000 sqm of open | 333

| NAFL-Yearbook 2018 UAE Ports space. Connecting to more than 140 ports worldwide, Jebel Ali continues to expand with plans to increase its handling capacity to 22.1 million TEU by 2018. Jebel Ali has been voted the “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 20 consecutive years and is ranked as the 9th largest container port worldwide. DP World – The state-owned DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain with a portfolio of operating 78 marine and inland terminals by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across the continent, including the Jebel Ali Port, the largest in the Middle East. Its services include operating marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technologyd r i v e n t r a d e s o l u t i o n s . ( Mina Rashid Port – Named after the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Port Rashid or Mina Rashid Port was opened in 1972. It was later expanded to include 35 berths. Today, it is mainly used for general cargo, RoRo and passenger cruise vessels. Dubai Maritime City – Strategically located between Port Rashid and Dubai's Dry-docks World, Dubai Maritime City is the first of its kind designed to indulged entirely on maritime industry. Spread over 249 hectares of land, DMC covers from A-Z of the marine industry—yacht manufacturing, ship repair, marine supplies, engineering and other technical services, warehouses, workshops and even showrooms for the most sophisticated yachts available in the market. ( ABU DHABI KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone) – Officially opened in 2012, KIZAD offers the advantage of linking East | 333

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