TBY talks to Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director of Planning and Business Development Department, Ajman Port, on the sector.

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi

What investment plans are there for the new Al Zowra port project?

In line with Ajman Vision 2021, the port will expand, improve, and help develop the economy of the Emirate and support green and sustainable economic initiatives, especially in the logistics and trade sectors. The Ajman government is now focusing on the logistics sector and the ease of doing business to attract investments. In order to do this it will construct a new port by 3Q2020. With the existing port we face some challenges, especially with the depth of the seabed. The new port will be able to handle larger vessels that can carry around 5,000TEUs, much more than now. We are looking for a bigger facility with a deeper draft, around 12m compared to the existing one, which is around 5-7m. We are looking for a longer quay wall for receiving this kind of vessel as well.

Which are the countries are trading with the Ajman Port?

China is the first and after that it is Brazil, the US, Thailand, and Turkey. Our strength is in our marketing strategy. We are customer-focused and take each customer as an entity and provide-value added services.