Aden Container Terminal was officially opened in 1999 and various international container terminal operators have operated it. It is currently managed by Aden Ports Development Company, since 20 September 2012.
The ACT is located on the north shore of Aden inner harbour and handles import, export and transshipment containers. The total length of the quay is 710m and depth alongside is 16.0m at chart datum (zero tide). It can accommodate container ships of up to 350m LOA. The berths are equipped with seven ship to shore gantry cranes. Two were installed in 2012, each having a 60 metres outreach from the front of the fenders (22 rows) and 65 MT lifting capacity under the spreader. The other four are Reggiane super post-Panamax Ship to Shore (STS) gantry cranes (4 installed in 1999, 1 in 2002), each having a 52m outreach from the front of the fenders (18 rows) and a lifting capacity of 40 MT under the spreader.
Aden Container Terminal (ACT) with world-class container handling facilities.
ACT's throughput reached 465,000 TEU's/year in 2019 and has the capacity to grow significantly in future.
The container yard covers a total area of 45 hectares. The yard provides 6,635 x 20 foot ground slots for standard containers in 31 yard blocks, most of which are 46 slots long. Storage capacity is 19,477 TEUs when stacked three high and four high stacking can be used.
The container yard covers a total area of 45 hectares. The yard provides 6,636 x 20 foot ground slots for standard containers in 31 yard blocks. Storage capacity is 19,477 TEUs when stacked three high and four high.
A total of 16 Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) are available in the container yard. Around 29 tractor units and 65 trailers move containers between the quay and the yard, supported by reach stackers for handling empty containers and other work and (5) forklifts.
The yard has 269 reefer container power points in a dedicated bay. A 97m x 48m CFS and multi-country consolidation shed, with office space, is located to the rear of the container yard, together with terminal offices.
Power is provided to ACT by an independent power station (14.7 MW). It also has a desalination plant, workshops, waste treatment plant and reefer container repair, maintenance and cleaning facilities. ACT operates a fleet of service, maintenance and emergency vehicles and is in the process of modernizing its infrastructure, equipment and operations to provide additional handling capacity.