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DP World Completes Major Expansion of Mina Al Hamriya, Enhancing Dubai’s Maritime Infrastructure

  • Enhancements include construction of additional 1,150m of quay wall and five new berths.
  • Significantly enhanced capacity to handle a wider variety of vessels from traditional dhows to Ro-Ro, bulk and container carriers.

Dubai, UAE, 10th May 2024: In a significant step to strengthen Dubai’s maritime capabilities, DP World has announced the completion of the Mina Al Hamriya expansion project, enhancing the port’s operational capacity and reinforcing its status as a key hub for trade across the Gulf region, East Africa, and India.

The inauguration ceremony, led by H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World Group, was attended by Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World GCC, alongside senior management from DP World and key officials from the Dubai Government. The gathering underscored the collaborative efforts pivotal to the project’s success, demonstrating a shared ambition to elevate Dubai’s maritime sector.

Situated on mainland Dubai, near the Deira Islands, Mina Al Hamriya has grown and transformed in sync with Dubai’s dynamic maritime landscape.  The extensive expansion project, launched in 2022, highlights a visionary commitment to fortifying Dubai’s standing as a leading global maritime hub. The enhancements include the construction of an additional 1,150 metres of quay wall, increasing the berthing capacity for a wide array of vessels, from traditional dhows to modern breakbulk carriers and Ro-Ro ships.

His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem leads the Mina Al Hamriya ribbon cutting ceremony

H.E Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “Mina Al Hamriya’s journey from its establishment in the 1970s to its current stature is a story of resilience, innovation, and strategic development. This expansion enhances our physical infrastructure and reaffirms our commitment to facilitating global and regional trade more efficiently. Our forefathers laid the groundwork for a thriving maritime trade, and today, we build upon that legacy, ensuring Dubai continues to be a pivotal maritime hub in the modern era.”

The project has extended the port’s quay to a total of 3,140 metres and added five new berths, bringing the total to 14.  The quay extension was undertaken along with comprehensive dredging works, deepening the draft to 8.5 metres to accommodate larger vessels and handle a greater volume of goods and cargo, increasing efficiency and throughput at the port.

Complementing this expansion, an 86,000-square-metre apron zone has been developed, increasing the total storage capacity to 403,400 square metres. This area is equipped with state-of-the-art bollards, fenders and ladders.

Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World GCC, said: “The culmination of the Mina Al Hamriya upgrade project is a testament to DP World’s unwavering dedication to enhancing Dubai’s maritime infrastructure. These enhancements position us to handle a more diverse and larger volume of cargo and underscore our pivotal role in the global and regional trade ecosystem. We are proud to set new benchmarks for operational excellence and capacity in the maritime sector.”

Mina Al Hamriya’s strategic importance was underscored by its performance in 2023. The port welcomed over 4,300 ships of various types and handled more than 1.6 million tonnes of cargo in addition to significant volumes of vehicles, livestock and containers. This achievement highlights the port’s vital role in maintaining seamless trade flows across the Gulf, East Africa, India, and beyond, and its contribution to Dubai’s economic diversification and growth.

The port is also a key import hub for traditional wooden dhows, especially for livestock and fruits and vegetables. To enhance efficiencies and provide more digital solutions for customers, Mina Al Hamriya implemented the ‘NAU by DP World’ system in 2020, which streamlines dhow entry processes, providing stakeholders with the necessary documentation in advance to facilitate booking requests and shipments.

Additionally, the port’s fishing harbour can accommodate up to 156 fishing boats simultaneously, playing an essential role in supporting the local fisheries sector.

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