YPA enhances performance of Aden Port [Archives:2005/867/Local News]

August 11 2005

ADEN- The Yemeni Ports Authority (YPA) recently implemented a number of projects enlisted on its five-year plan for the year 2005 with the aim to achieve a distinctive leap in the performance of Aden's Port and offer better services for navigation companies.

A report issued by the authority revealed that the projects are topped developing institutions through rehabilitation and maintenance works, renewing equipment, improving mechanisms and tools of workshops and purchasing two marine halls for enhancing the process of guidance at the port and meeting demands of increasing numbers of ships.

In addition, there is the project of expanding the marine training center in the city of Aden after it was postponed from year to year due to a lack of funds. The five-year plan covered the development and improvement of the city of Mukalla, provincial capital of Hadramout, including transportation means, liquidation of Khalaf Port and purchasing a pulley for lifting 43 tons and a guidance boat.

The plan included updating Nashton Port in al-Mahrah Governorate, but the implementations of some of its components have not been finished due to some financial problems.

The report indicated that ships arriving at Aden's Station for Containers numbered 324 while 28238 were the number of containers in 2004.

Besides, the report mentioned that 2,855,549 tons is the weight of goods unloaded at Aden Port in 2004 whereas the shipped goods of the same year weighed 184,627 tons.