AD Ports Group and Aqaba Development Corporation sign agreement for tourism and maritime development projects in Aqaba
A new cruise terminal will be developed by AD Ports Group as part of the strategic plan to improve the maritime and tourism sectors
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, September 19, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – AD Ports Group, a leading trade and logistics facilitator, has signed a terms and conditions agreement with Aqaba Development Corporation that will allow AD Ports Group to set up a artistic cruise to Marsa Zayed in Aqaba.
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AD Ports Group and Aqaba Development Corporation Terms signing ceremony (Photo: AETOSWire)
This will be the first facility developed by AD Ports Group in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its first cruise facility outside the United Arab Emirates.
The new terminal will serve as a gateway into the port of Aqaba that will accommodate cruise ship passengers visiting the Red Sea, in addition to serving as a major attraction for Aqaba residents with a wide range of tourism, shopping and travel services. entertainment.
Another terms and conditions agreement was also signed, stipulating that AD Ports Group, through its digital arm, Maqta Gateway, will manage the implementation of an advanced Port Community System (PCS), which will oversee communication between Aqaba ports and terminal operators, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), Aqaba Development Corporation, Jordan Maritime Commission, customs, support services and land links for the port of Aqaba.
Building on its long-standing and extensive expertise as a global trade and logistics facilitator, AD Ports Group will work closely with Aqaba Development Corporation to deploy the digital system to expand the technical capacity and capabilities of ports of Aqaba.
The agreement was signed during a visit by a high-ranking delegation from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan led by Ing. Nayef Ahmad Bakheet Altheeb, Chief Commissioner, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in Abu Dhabi and is the first in a series of strategic partnerships with AD Ports Group.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO, AD Ports Group, said, “We are delighted and proud to sign this strategic agreement with Aqaba Development Corporation. The creation and operation of a new cruise terminal in Marsa Zayed will be a milestone for Jordan’s growing cruise and tourism sector and is the first of many improvement projects we have planned.
“In addition, as part of our continued commitment to support the growth of the Jordanian maritime industry, AD Ports Group, through its digital arm, Maqta Gateway, is leveraging its digital expertise to implement a system of robust port community in the Aqaba ports ecosystem that accelerate the exchange of goods and elevate commerce to new heights. “
Hussein Alsafadi, CEO, Aqaba Development Corporation said: “We are delighted to partner with AD Ports Group with this agreement, which is part of the broader cooperation between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to their ambitious development of ports in Abu Dhabi and around the world, they have demonstrated their ambition and their ability to evolve and drive the growth of the maritime sector.
“The development of the cruise terminal in Aqaba will significantly support the growth of the tourism sector in the Kingdom, which will expand the scope of on-site facilities and services.
“It will also facilitate the movement of cruise ship passengers from Mediterranean Sea countries and Europe, which typically visit the Golden Triangle of Jordan. Stretching from the desert landscape of Wadi Rum to the sandy beaches of Jordan. ‘Aqaba and the ancient city of Petra, the Golden Triangle is considered by many to be one of the main tourist destinations in Jordan. This cooperation will also promote our tourism offerings, create new jobs and strengthen the status of Aqaba as a major regional hub.
“We are confident that through our cooperation with AD Ports Group and Maqta Gateway, we will be able to keep pace with the rapid developments of digitization in the transport and logistics sectors, as well as improve our digital systems in the aim of providing world-class services to users of the port of Aqaba ”.
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