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  • 2020 April 29 14:56

    Abu Dhabi Ports establishes COVID-19 testing facilities at Zayed Port and Khalifa Port

    Stepping up efforts to preserve the health and safety of maritime personnel in Abu Dhabi and to drive business continuity, Abu Dhabi Ports has constructed COVID-19 testing facilities at both Zayed Port and Khalifa Port, the company said in its release.

    Accessible to all Abu Dhabi Ports employees, contractors and subcontractors active in the ports, the new facilities, which were constructed in record-time within one day, can process up to 700 tests daily. Housing the latest in medical diagnostic equipment for detecting COVID-19, the 150 sqm facilities are fully staffed by qualified medical personnel who can conduct the tests in a matter of minutes with results returning within 24 hours. Abu Dhabi Ports aims to conduct 6,000 tests in the upcoming days.

    Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, Abu Dhabi Ports has introduced several measures to ensure that health and safety is maintained across all aspects of its operations. This includes the introduction of temperature screening at all sea checkpoints, as well as thermal scans of all vessel crews and offshore personnel operating in Abu Dhabi waters.

    The port authority also regularly sends medical teams to all its maritime assets including Al Dhafra region ports to ensure the safety of all operating staff and business continuity.

    Abu Dhabi Ports has commenced an ongoing disinfection disinfection and sterilisation exercise across all its maritime facilities in line with the Department of Health’s directives for combatting the spread of the coronavirus.

    Additionally, the port authority has stepped up efforts to tackle the economic impact of COVID-19, by unveiling several relief packages to support customers within its industrial zone cluster, who are challenged by the current market conditions. Aiding them to continue being competitive within their respective markets, the relief efforts fall in line with UAE’s directives to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

    The continued hard work of the world’s maritime industry is playing an integral role in ensuring global supply chains remain active and those essential sectors, such as the food and healthcare industries, receive the cargo they need to remain operational.

    To show its support for critical infrastructure personnel and healthcare providers battling COVID-19, Abu Dhabi Ports has enacted a solidarity campaign that will continue to run until the conclusion of the global pandemic. Aptly named “Horn of Hope”, the initiative sees the daily sounding of horns in 15-second bursts from all ships in harbours around the world.




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