UAE’s Safeen acquires largest vessel to date

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

Safeen, Abu Dhabi Ports’ maritime service arm, has completed the acquisition of a Post Panamax bulk carrier, making it the largest vessel ever to join the company’s inventory.

Built in Romania and in service since 2006, the 101,648DWT vessel will operate under the name Hafeet and will initially undergo an extensive conversion, prior to commencing operations. The refitting will include cranes and a conveyor system.

Once its conversion is fully complete in the latter part of 2020, Hafeet will be based at Musaffah and will be tasked with supporting Emirates Steel’s transhipment requirements.

Commencing its operations in January 2021, the vessel will assist in discharging bulk iron ore bound for Emirates Steel from incoming bulk carriers.

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