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Port of Mina Rashid, Dubai

Located on the southern coast of the Arabian Gulf, the Port of Mina Rashid Dubai is a man-made, multi-purpose port well equipped to handle cargo as well as passenger operations. This Dubai port’s central, strategic location makes it attractive for both tourists and traditional traders for cargo meant for India, Iran, Iraq and Africa. It is one and the only port of Dubai to get the prestigious ISO 9002 certification and the Security Certificate of Excellence by IMS (International Maritime Security).

Port of Mina Rashid Dubai info

When this port Rashid Dubai officially opened in the year 1972, it had only two gantry cranes and less than 100,000 TEU’s capacity. However, today this port in Dubai boasts of a total of nine gantry cranes and capacity for 1.5 million TEUs.

Operations carried out at the port of Mina Rashid:

  • 24x7 Marine/Cargo operations
  • 24x7 gate-access for cargo movements
The Dubai port handles all types of vessels such as break-bulk, wooden dhows, bulk vessels and RoRo carriers.

Storage/Rentals for this port in Dubai:

  • RoRo (Roll on Roll off) storage yards are available here
  • Warehouses and sheds are also available on both short and long term lease
Spread over an expanse of 2 million square meters, the port of Mina Rashid Dubai is supported by the Roads and Transport Authority (RPA) and is well-equipped to handle mega cruise vessels.

In addition to this, the port also provides storage facilities for RoRo. The Dubai port Rashid offers round the clock operations for marine or cargo vessels. 

The Rashid port is home to an ocean liner named Queen Elizabeth 2. The ocean liner served as a cruise ship as well as transatlantic liner that operated from Southampton, UK to New York. However, it is docked at Port Rashid since 2008, awaiting its fate to be decided. This ocean liner contains several artworks and maritime artifacts tracing the long-drawn history of Cunard’s merchant navy operations.

Some more Port of Mina Rashid Dubai details: Warehousing and Logistics

The port of Mina Rashid cargo is very well complemented by warehousing and logistics offerings. This includes leasing sheds and warehouses for short or long tenure for various types of non-containerised cargo handled at this Dubai port. It further encompasses a lot of storage space for RoRo at Coastal Berth as well as General Cargo facilities.

Some more benefits and facilities at this Rashid port:

  1. Easy to access region’s trading hubs
  2. Accessibility to free-zones and industrial areas
  3. Availability of Customs and government authorities nearby
As part of the Mina Rashid’s expansion and modernization plans, the storage facilities are being developed further.

The port of Mina Rashid is aiming to attract at least one million of the twenty million passengers by the year 2020. It also has started to attract greater numbers of outbound visitors leaving for cruises because of the boom in the economy, the city, the great new terminal and overall cruises becoming more popular.