From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016
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Abu Dhabi’s transport and logistics industry has been growing rapidly in recent years, with 2014 being an encouraging year in this respect. The transport and storage sector’s total GDP contribution stood at Dh40.5bn ($11.02bn) for 2014, equivalent to 4.3% of the emirate’s GDP, up from 3.7% in 2013 and 3.3% in 2010. The emirate has seen air traffic grow rapidly from 169,931 aircraft movements to 213,200 in 2014, of which 186,207 took place in the Abu Dhabi region and 26,993 in Al Ain. The government is now working to encourage more people to use public transport, with new infrastructure such as a 44.5-km metro line now in the pipeline, while initiatives such as the construction of dedicated cycle paths and shaded walkways have been designed to encourage more walking and cycling in the emirate. This chapter contains an interview with Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports.