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Ajman Crown Prince reviews design for new AED2 billion port

AJMAN, 11th February, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, reviewed the designs and feasibility studies for the new AED2 billion Ajman port, located north of the current port in Zawara district, during a visit of the Ajman Port and Customs Department (APCD). The plan features a new deeper port with state-of-the-art infrastructure and more capacity to handle larger vessels to make it a major regional container terminal, contributing to the economic growth and development of the emirate of Ajman. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Chairman of APCD, and officials from Hutchison Ports Ajman, manager of Port of Ajman, made a presentation about the plan to develop the new port. The 12-metre deep port will have a three-kilometre long bridge and a quay 500 metres long that can handle large vessels with the capacity for 5,000 containers, almost five times more than that of the current port. The port also includes a 500,000 square metres warehouse for containers, in addition to other logistic services. It will also be equipped with remote-controlled Post-Panamax container gantry cranes. The port will have access to the federal transport network, including the Mohamed bin Zayed Road. Sheikh Ammar was also informed about the APCD's strategic plans and projects that are part of the Ajman Vision 2021. ''The new port will sharpen the competitive edge of Ajman and stimulate its economic growth,'' Sheikh Mohammed Al Nuaimi said.