They were received at the port by Dr Mohammad Alawi Amzerba, the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of YGAPC and members of the Port Corporation’s senior management.
Included in the discussion was the problem of dilapidated oil tankers in the port, and ways to prevent them from causing pollution or the risk of their sinking in the port, as well as legal and procedural aspects.
The meeting discussed the steps that have been taken regarding the hinterland of the port which comprises strategic areas for the development and expansion of the port and marine services.
At the close of the meeting, the Minister of Transport stressed that the Presidential Command Council and the government are paying attention to the port of Aden.
He described the port as one of the most important sovereign facilities that must be supported to contribute more to the development of the national economy and to attract investors to the port of Aden, which he said will remain the best in its ‘distinguished’ strategic location.
A few weeks earlier it was reported that Aden had handled more than 63,000 tons of cargo moved by dhow during 2021.
Cargo exported and imported through the port of Aden by dhow with neighbouring ports in the Sultanate of Oman, Djibouti and Somalia achieved a noticeable increase in 2021 compared to the previous six years.
There was an increase of approximately 103% compared to 2020 where the tonnage handled was 31,126 tons.