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Aden, Yemen
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Saturday, March 18, 2017, Worldwide
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Port declares ready to receive containers & other cargo traffic
Saturday, March 18, 2017, Aden, Yemen
In a notice dated 17 March 2017, the Yemen Gulf of Aden Port Authority has advised that the port is ready to receive containers and other cargo traffic. The notice states:

In 2015-2016 Aden Container Terminal has contributed to the reception of all containers that could not reach other Yemeni ports because of conflicts. The terminal has increased its storage space to receive more container and it has the full ability to cover the Yemen’s traffic effectively…  …As a result of the stablisation of security in Aden and the abolition of all the checkpoints that had been developed after the war to cover all the liberated areas, the terminal was able to handle about 270,000 TEUs in 20016…   … Aden Container Terminal has agreed with the World Food Program to provide special warehouses to store relief items and has the ability to make such arrangements with other relief organisations as required.
Other cargoes that are transported by general cargo & bulk ships such as steel, wood, cement, wheat, including relief materials, are handled in Ma;alla Wharf which can handle all types of goods. Aden Gulf Marine Terminal, a specialised bulk grain and edible oil terminal, is the largest and deepest terminal that can accommodate the largest ships calling at any terminal in Yemen…
The existing oil handling facilities in the Port of Aden gives it a special advantage in handling petroleum products and crude oil through the Oil Harbour and the Aden International Marine Terminal.
The availability of infrastructure in Aden and its neighbouring governorates, whether warehouses and storage yards or other large facilities, supported by a network of good roads, will facilitate the seamless flow of goods to all parts of the Republic. The issue of land transport capacity to meet the requirements of the next stage should not be a constraint, since the Governor’s office and the competent authorities are working to ensure the availability of these services at a satisfactory level for all importers from all over Yemen Republic.
The ability of Aden Port to receive all types of ships makes it the only port that can meet the needs of the State in the next phase as it has the storage space and operational capacity to accommodate all Yemen’s trade and the relief and construction activities required in the next phase of national development.

For information about operations in Yemen, contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

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