AD Ports Group subsidiary to manage Abu Dhabi ferry services

Photo: AD Ports Group

Abu Dhabi Maritime, an operating unit under the AD Ports Group, has assumed responsibility for all ferry services operating within Abu Dhabi’s waterways.

With guidance from the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), Abu Dhabi Maritime will integrate the Ferry Operations Branch of the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) under the scope of its services.

The move will see Abu Dhabi Maritime manage and oversee the daily operation of the Emirate’s two major ferry lines: the Dalma Island Water Transport Service, which connects Dalma Island and Jebel Dhanna Port, and the Al Aliah Island Water Transport Service, which connects Al Aliah Island and Al Saadiyat Island.

As part of its new responsibilities, the organisation will also facilitate the development of several key business areas associated with ferry operations. This includes the creation of new infrastructure such as ferry stations, acquisition of vessels, enhancement of staff capabilities, fostering third-party contractor relationships, and implementing the digitalisation of Abu Dhabi’s ferry services.

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