Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2014: Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, exported on 16 October 2014 the first shipment of its products coming from the Borouge 3 expansion plants in Ruwais to its customers through Khalifa Port that is managed and operated by the Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).
“We are delighted to expand our collaboration with Abu Dhabi Terminals,” said Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), commenting on this strategic occasion. “This important milestone confirms our strengthened supply chain capabilities, enhanced connectivity to our network of logistics hubs and increased capacity to achieve our business targets.”
“Supply chain management is central to our growth,” said Wim Roels, CEO of Borouge’s Marketing & Sales Company. “By investing in production capacity, commercial operations and research capabilities, we are well prepared to meet the growing demands and diverse needs of the markets we serve. Our goal is to make a sustainable contribution and deliver a competitive edge to customers all over the world.”
Martijn van de Linde, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Terminals, said “Since the terminal started operating in September 2012, Khalifa Port Container Terminal is serving as the major hub for Borouge’s exports and is the primary UAE gateway for Borouge’s products to their customers around the world. ADT looks forward to support the growth of Borouge by sharing world-class supply chain capabilities.”
Borouge produces 2 million tonnes of polyolefins per year at its petrochemical plants in Ruwais and is currently expanding its industrial complex that will increase its total production capacity to 4.5 million tonnes per year. In addition to the state-of-the-art logistic services and storage facilities, both companies signed in June 2014 an agreement through which Abu Dhabi Terminals will construct and operate a packaging facility for Borouge’s export products at Khalifa Port. This will enhance Borouge’s supply chain network flexibility to accommodate its expanded production capacity.
A Borouge container being prepared at Ruwais Terminal as part of the first shipment from Borouge 3 via Khalifa Port.
A Borouge container of the first shipment from Borouge 3 being received at Khalifa Port.