Strategically situated midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and serving 25 major shipping lines with direct links to over 70 international destinations, Khalifa Port is a 18.5 meters deep-water multipurpose port with a total of 10.6 kilometres of quay wall that includes two container terminals, a large general cargo and dry bulk facility, a logistics port, a liquid bulk terminal and a roll-on roll-off terminal.
"Cemex is proud to contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint of major projects around the world," said Sergio Menéndez, president of Cemex Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia. "Vertua is a family of sustainable products that meet our customer's needs with the highest quality standards, leveraging the latest technology and innovation."
Since its inauguration in 2012, Khalifa Port's top-tier technology and infrastructure has ensured its position as of one the world's fastest-growing ports on one of the most important global trade routes. Khalifa Port's sustainability agenda facilitated the choice of Vertua due to its capability of achieving up to 70% reduction in CO2 emissions without sacrificing performance.
Vertua has a specialised portfolio of sustainable, high-quality construction products designed to contribute to a significant positive impact on the planet. Vertua helps builders tailor their projects' sustainable characteristics through its five specific and measurable attributes: lower carbon emissions, energy efficiency, water conservation, use of recycled materials, and design optimisation.
Vertua is a part of Cemex's Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO₂ company by 2050.