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Borouge conducts partial launch of its new packaging facility at Khalifa Port

The Board Members and Senior Management of Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, partially opened recently, the Company’s new packaging facility at Khalifa Port in the presence of senior management representatives of the Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, and Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).

Led by Rashed Saud Al Shamsi, Petrochemicals Director at ADNOC and Chairman of Borouge Pte Ltd, Borouge Board Members witnessed a partial launch of Borouge’s new packaging facility at Khalifa Port which aims to support and accelerate the process of exporting Borouge’s products to its customers around the world.

Based on a joint agreement signed between Borouge and ADT in June 2014, the Borouge’s state-of-the-art packaging facility was designed and constructed by ADT to facilitate the packing of Borouge’s products at Khalifa Port ready to be exported to customers in their locations and ensure more flexibility to the Company’s supply chain network.

“Operating our new packaging facility at Khalifa Port embodies our commitment to ensure better, safer and faster distribution of our products and reflects the importance of this advanced packaging solution which Abu Dhabi Terminals has provided us,” said Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge). “Khalifa Port is one of our major UAE Gateways through which we export our products coming from our Ruwais petrochemical plant. This packaging facility will contribute to supporting our growth and enable us to further enhance our supply chain capabilities to handle the increasing volume of our products coming from the new Borouge 3 plant,” he added.

Supported by the excellent location within Borouge’s logistic network and the right connectivity along with ADT’s operational excellence, Khalifa Port is a vital gateway for Borouge’s products, and having a dedicated packaging facility with a total capacity of 385,000 metric tonnes will significantly enhance Borouge’s supply chain network.

“We are pleased to welcome the launching of operation at Borouge’s new packaging facility at Khalifa Port which confirms the significant efficiency of Borouge’s supply chain business in imports and exports, as well as the availability of real opportunities to strengthen the commercial competitiveness of Borouge’s products in the markets,” said the Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, CEO ADPC. “We consider Borouge as a strategic trade partner to us. It is a government-owned company with which Abu Dhabi Ports Company shares same objectives and strongly-linked businesses. We both contribute to building the United Arab Emirates, sustaining its prosperity through developing import and export businesses and achieving the goals of Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Economic Vision,” he added.

Wim Roels, CEO Borouge Pte, highlighted the significance of having such a sophisticated packaging facility for Borouge’s products at Khalifa Port. “The new packaging facility and services provided at Khalifa Port will give us more flexibility to better serve our customers and achieve our business targets all over the world, in addition to the existing packaging facilities in our Ruwais plant and in our regional hubs in China and Singapore.”

Martijn Van De Linde, Chief Executive Officer of ADT, pointed out that Borouge’s packaging facility at Khalifa Port will strengthen the existing partnership between ADT and Borouge. “We look forward to working closely with Borouge towards our shared goal of delivering world-class supply chain services to customers around the world. ADT is committed to keep pace with tomorrow’s logistics requirements and the partial opening of the packaging facility is an opportunity to reinforce the excellent partnership between Borouge and ADT.”

Borouge’s new packaging facility at Khalifa Port confirms the strong collaboration between Borouge and ADT. With the facility starting to pack Borouge’s products and benefiting from the state-of-the-art logistics services and advanced technologies provided by Khalifa Port, Borouge would be able to strengthen its supply chain activities, enhance the successful relation with ADT and help both organisations achieve their business targets.