DP World wraps up major expansion of Mina Hamriya project
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DP World concludes major expansion of Mina Hamriya project

DP World concludes major expansion of Mina Hamriya project

The enhancements will enable the handling of a wider variety of vessels from traditional dhows to Ro-Ro, bulk and container carriers

Neesha Salian
Mina Al Hamriya expansion project completed by DP World Image DP World

DP World has completed the Mina Al Hamriya expansion project, marking a key step in the port’s operational capacity enhancement.

Situated on mainland Dubai near the Deira Islands, Mina Al Hamriya has evolved in tandem with Dubai’s dynamic maritime landscape.

The extensive expansion project includes the construction of an additional 1,150 metres of quay wall, significantly augmenting the berthing capacity for a diverse range of vessels, from traditional dhows to modern breakbulk carriers and Ro-Ro ships.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World Group, said, “Mina Al Hamriya’s journey from its inception in the 1970s to its current stature epitomises resilience, innovation, and strategic development. This expansion bolsters our physical infrastructure and reaffirms our dedication to facilitating global and regional trade more efficiently.”

The project extends the port’s quay to a total of 3,140 metres, incorporating five new berths and extensive dredging works to deepen the draft to 8.5 metres, accommodating larger vessels and augmenting cargo handling capacity.

Moreover, an 86,000-square-metre apron zone has been developed, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to enhance operational efficiency.

DP World focused on enhancing emirate’s marine infrastructure

Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and MD, DP World GCC, stated “The completion of the Mina Al Hamriya upgrade project underscores DP World’s unwavering commitment to enhancing Dubai’s maritime infrastructure.

“These enhancements position us to handle a more diverse and larger volume of cargo, reinforcing our pivotal role in the global trade ecosystem.”

Mina Al Hamriya’s strategic significance was further underscored by its performance in 2023, welcoming over 4,300 ships and handling more than 1.6 million tonnes of cargo.

The port’s pivotal role in maintaining seamless trade flows across the Gulf, East Africa, India, and beyond highlights its contribution to Dubai’s economic diversification and growth.

Mina Al Hamriya’s implementation of the ‘NAU by DP World’ system in 2020 streamlined dhow entry processes, enhancing efficiencies and providing stakeholders with advanced documentation for booking requests and shipments.

Additionally, the port’s fishing harbour supports up to 156 fishing boats simultaneously, playing a vital role in supporting the local fisheries sector.

Read: DP World: Pioneering breakbulk logistics globally

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