Das island is located in the Persian Gulf in the northwest of the United Arab Emirates. It is about 60N miles away from its coast and 100N miles away from Abu Dhabi in the southeast. It is the largest crude oil export port of the United Arab Emirates.In the West and southeast of the island, there are oil fields and natural gas liquefaction plants.
The port has a tropical desert climate with northwest wind prevailing.The annual average temperature was 20-30 ℃, and the highest temperature was 46 ℃.The annual average rainfall is about 100 mm.The average tide height is 2m at high tide and 0.5m at low tide.The loading and unloading equipment includes 254-530mm diameter oil pipelines and tugs.Handling rate: crude oil 6000 tons per hour, fuel 1000 tons per hour, pentane 1200 tons per hour.In addition, the barge anchorage is specially used for berthing of general cargo ships, and the water depth is about 6m.The export goods are mainly crude oil, while the import goods are mainly handling materials, supplies and groceries.During holidays, oil tankers work 24 hours a day.
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Das Island port (port code: AEDAS) is the largest crude oil export port of the United Arab Emirates. It is located approximately 90 nautical miles northwest of Abu Dhabi.
The port is used primarily for the export of crude oil, sulphur, LNG, LPG and pentane. There are two main operators, ADMA-OPCO (crude oil) and ADGAS.
An average of about 40 tankers/gas carriers visits this port per month. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 340 meters. The maximum draught is 17.4 meters. The maximum deadweight is 321,300t.
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