Abu Dhabi Ports launches new feeder service

Khalifa Port (Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports)
Khalifa Port (Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports)

Abu Dhabi Ports has established a new feeder services company as part of its strategy to facilitate growing trade demands within the Gulf region.

Safeen Feeders will introduce a new feeder service linking Abu Dhabi to ports serving the UAE, the broader Gulf region, and Indian Sub-Continent. The service will be executed in partnership with feeder service operator Singapore-based Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) through a vessel sharing agreement.

The service will allow for exchange of container cargo between mainliner vessels and the vessels within the rotation calling at nine regional ports located across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Western India.

In the medium term, Abu Dhabi Ports and BTL expect to expand the service to ports in the broader Gulf region. Over the long-term, the new company will explore further service opportunities at container terminals in the Red Sea and East Africa regions.

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