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Agreement Signing to Manage and Operate the new yard for dangerous goods in Aqaba Aqaba Container Terminal and Aqaba Development Corporation Join Forces

Under the patronage of His Excellency Chief Commissioner of ASEZA, Mr. Nayef Al-Fayez, Aqaba Development Corporation and Aqaba Container Terminal signed an agreement to manage and operate the operations of the hazardous materials yard in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone.

The agreement was signed by the CEO of Aqaba Development Corporation, H.E. Hussein Al-Safadi, and the CEO of Aqaba Container Terminal, Mr. Harald Nijhof, at the premises of Aqaba Development Corporation, representing a significant and strategic step in enhancing safety and operational efficiency within the dangerous goods yard.

Through this strategic collaboration, Aqaba Container Terminal will manage the first dedicated yard for dangerous goods in Aqaba on behalf of Aqaba Development Corporation and in accordance with the directives issued by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority to apply the best international standards in handling and temporary storage of containers classified as hazardous according to global standards. The yard boasts advanced features, including self-extinguishing equipment and modern safety and security measures to address potential risks of liquid leakage, ignition, or explosion.

  ADC CEO, H.E. Hussein Al Safadi commented, "As we embark on this partnership with Aqaba Container Terminal, we are committed to ensuring the best safety and operational excellence standards at the DG yard. This collaboration underscores our dedication to fostering a secure and efficient supply chain, driving the development and prosperity of the Aqaba area and the surrounding region”.

Mr. Harald Nijhof, CEO of Aqaba Container Terminal, expressed his interest in the partnership, stating: "We are honoured to collaborate with Aqaba Development Corporation in managing the DG yard. This agreement underscores our unwavering commitment to ensuring the utmost safety and efficiency of port operations. By leveraging our expertise and resources, we are ready to set new benchmarks in handling dangerous goods, thereby contributing to the overall growth and prosperity of the Aqaba area”.
The agreement underlines the long-term commitment of both parties towards fostering sustainable development and excellence in safe maritime and landside operations within the region.