Middle East Port of Aden Invites Consultancy Bids

Press Release
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Port of Aden intends to dredge out its access channel, invites bids from consultants

The Ministry of Transport and Yemen Gulf of Aden Ports Corporation (Port of Aden) invites  qualified consultants companies/firms to express their interest in participation by putting forward their names with the necessary documents to confirm their competence.

Aden is described as “Yemen’s Gateway to the World”. To handle the world’s largest container vessels, the Aden Container Terminal (ACT) at the North Shore of Aden’s Inner Harbour was designed and built. This facility was commissioned in March 1999 and provides the port with world-class container handling facilities. ACT’s throughput reached 500,000 TEU’s/year in 2008 and is forecast to grow significantly in future.

The construction of the ACT and the recent joint venture with between the Ports Corporation and Dubai World Ports are signs that Aden is moving forward. Aden, as a port and as a city, in one of the most interesting countries in the Middle East, anticipates a dynamic and successful future.

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