Tue, 21 July 2020
Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), operated by APM Terminals Bahrain proudly welcomed M.V Safeen Tiger on her maiden voyage to the Port on 16th July 2020. This is the first vessel to be deployed by Safeen Feeders on the new UIG service which is a partnership between Abu Dhabi Ports and Bengal Tiger Line. Ports on the rotation of this service include Khalifa Bin Salman Port (Bahrain) – Dammam – Jubail – Khalifa Port – Jebel Ali – Karachi – Kandla – Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Khalifa Port – Jebel Ali.
The UIG service connects Kingdom of Bahrain to the Indian Sub-Continent providing direct access for exporters and importers to new markets making trade more competitive, while also promoting transshipment and hinterland opportunities through Khalifa Bin Salman Port.
Bader Hood Al Mahmood, The Assistant Undersecretary for Ports Affairs, Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunications for The Kingdom of Bahrain welcoming this new service said: “Safeen Feeders’s services will not only position the Kingdom in international markets, but also contribute to the growth of trade and commerce in line with Bahrain’s 2030 Vision through creating a steady and sustainable diversified economy”.
Susan Hunter, CEO of APM Terminals Bahrain commented, “We believe that Safeen Feeders will significantly improve trade between the fast-growing markets in the region and broaden the services offerings to our valued clients thus enhancing our contribution to the Kingdom’s economy.”
To mark the vessel’s maiden call at the Port, a plaque exchange was held between Susan Hunter and Bader Hood Al Mahmood in the presence of representatives from APM Terminals Bahrain, Ports Affairs-Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication andSeahorse Shipping Agency.
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