PROUD HOME PORT OF ABU DHABI 1972-2012
The port covers a land area of 510 hectares and has 21 berths with a total length of 4,375 metres. There are over 143,000 m2 of covered warehousing space and cold storage facilities with a capacity of 20,000 tons.
Mina Zayed has seen record cargo traffic and has transferred all of its TEU container traffic to Khalifa Port. It will now concentrrate on building Abu Dhabi's cruise liner business. Mina Zayed's Terminal Operator is ADT (Abu Dhabi Terminals).
The Freeport at Mina Zayed caters for smaller vessels, tugs, barges and service craft. A smaller port facility is located at Musaffah in the heart of the industrial city.
Pilotage is compulsory for all ships within the port limits of Mina Zayed; this includes the navigable channels leading to the port and all the waters, basins and channels alongside the quays and jetties in the port.
ADPC has given a general exemption from pilotage for all vessels less than 60 metres long except ships carrying hazardous cargoes in bulk, which includes bunker barges, which are only exempt if they are less than 40 metres long. Vessels of any length carrying more than 12 passengers and all vessels not noted above are subject to compulsory pilotage.
This means that they must have a licensed pilot aboard to assist with the navigation of the ship whenever it is within the port limits of Mina Zayed; or the Master of the ship must have an exemption certificate, issued by ADPC, which exempts the vessel from taking a licensed pilot.
Masters of ships subject to compulsory pilotage can apply for a Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC) if they can fulfill the requirements set out in the Pilotage Directions, including the tripping with pilots’ assessments and having successfully passed the Harbour Master’s examination.
Notice to Mariners
Notices to Mariners provide notification of changes that could affect port operations including, in particular, the safe and efficient movement of shipping in or out of a non-petroleum port.
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To be completed and sent to the first Abu Dhabi port of arrival via email or fax to the port VTS or via the ship's agent at least 48 hours in advance of the ETA.
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Port General Charges
Download Mina Zayed, Freeport & New Freeport- Marine Tariff 2013
Download Port General Charges
Download Freeports Cargo Wharfage Charges
Download Mina Zayed Information Guide
Standard Terms and Conditions For ADPC Ports