Livestock shipments to Khalifa start

Dubai:  Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has accepted the first shipment of livestock into Khalifa Port’s general cargo terminal.

This follows the recent approval from the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, for the port to accept the shipments of live animals, and ADPC’s customer Emirates Future also receiving its licensing approvals for livestock imports through Khalifa Port.

ADPC’s customer Emirates Future is the first company to import livestock into the UAE through Khalifa Port.  Until now, all livestock has arrived into Zayed Port.

The ship arrived on Saturday carrying roughly 650 cattle and 20,000 sheep.  The animals had travelled from Australia in the ship’s specially designed open decks, which provide natural ventilation throughout the pens.  [24/03/13]

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