Owned by Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), the port of aqaba is the only port in Jordan. It has 12 terminals that are run by five different companies: the Aqaba Company for Port Management and Operation, Aqaba Container Terminal, Industrial Port Company, Phosphate Company, National Electricity Power Company, and the Pilotage run by Aqaba Port Marine Services Company.
The Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. built the New Phosphate Port on the southern coast of Aqaba in accordance with the terms of the agreement it entered into with the Aqaba Development Corp., which calls for developing, designing, financing, building, operating, and managing the New Phosphate Port for 30 years through the BOT (Build, Operate, and Transfer property) method of investment.
The collaboration between the UAE-based AD Ports Group and the Jordanian government’s Aqaba Development Corporation resulted in the construction of the new terminal at AQABA PORT. As a result, the port is a key component in UAE-Kingdom of Jordan collaboration.
The terminal was built by AD Ports Group, who will also be in charge of maintaining and running it going forward. The terminal is situated at the northernmost point of the Gulf of Aqaba in the southern region of the Kingdom of Jordan. The new port of aqaba will help the local economy by serving as a gateway for travelers heading to the Red Sea.