The ACT is on the north shore of Aden harbour and handles transhipment, import
and export containers. It has two container berths, each 350 metres in length,
depth 16.0 m alongside in a dredged pocket. These berths are equipped with five
40 tonnes capacity (under the spreader) Reggiane super post-Panamax shore gantry
cranes (4 installed in 1999, 1 in 2002), each having a 48 metres outreach from
the front of the fenders (18 rows).
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Aden Container Terminal (ACTwith world-class container handling facilities.
ACT's throughput reached 500,000 TEU's/year in 2008 and is forecasst to grow significantly in future.
The container yard covers a total area of 35 hectares. 3,312 x 20 foot ground slots for standard containers were initially provided, in 12 bays, each 46 slots long, with a storage capacity of 13,248 TEU when stacked four high. Eight additional bays were added in 2009, 4 x 46 slots long, plus 4 slightly shorter bays. Current total storage capacity is 5,328 ground slots, or 21,312 TEUs stacked 4 high.
Twelve 40 tonnes ‘Gulf Port Cranes’ RTGs were delivered in 2010, and an additional three 40 tonnes RTGs supplied in 2000 are used in the container yard. The RTGs stack 4+1 high, 6+1 wide. Around 30 tractor units and 65 trailers move containers from the quay to the yard, supported by reach stackers for handling empty containers and other work.
The yard has 252 reefer container power points in a separate bay. A 97 m x 48 m CFS and multi-country consolidation shed, with office space, is located to the rear of the container yard, together with terminal offices, independent power station (14 MW), desalination plant, workshops, waste treatment plant and reefer container repair, maintenance and cleaning facilities. The ACT operates a fleet of service, maintenance and emergency vehicles.