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AD Ports launch new Pakistan-Gulf-Red Sea-East Africa service

The 3 AD Ports shipping companies - Safeen Feeders, Transmar and Global Feeder Shippping (GFS) - will launch a new service connecting Karachi, Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali Dammam, Jeddah, Aqaba, Sokhna, Adabiya, Port Sudan, Djibouti. The service is scheduled to start in December 2022, with further details still to be advised.

Services

Safeen Feeders upgrades UAE-Red Sea feeder

Safeen Feeders has launched a new UAE-Red Sea feeder service connecting AD Ports' Khalifa Port and Fujairah with Jeddah and Port Sudan in the Red Sea. The service is an extension of Safeen's current Red Sea service using the 1,368 teu SAFEEN PRIDE The UAE-Red Sea feeder will call at Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Jeddah, Port Sudan, Abu DhabiSafeen Feeders also offers services on the UAE-China, Singapore-Chennai-Colombo, UAE Coastal/Oman and UAE-India-Gulf routes as part of AD Port Group's Maritime Clus

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AD Ports acquires controlling stake in Global Feeder Shipping

AD Ports have agreed to buy an 80% stake in Dubai based Global Feeder Shipping (GFS) on 3 November 2022 for a total  consideration of $800m, implying a total valuation of $1 Bn for GFS. In the last 12 months, GFS recorded total revenues of $1,085m, EBITDA of $521m and Net Profit of $481m, with an EV/EBITDA multiple of 1.9x for the transaction. According to AD Ports, it assumed a correction of 60% in the freight rates over the coming years from the peak rates in 2022 before arriving at the agre

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AD Ports completes IACC acquisition

AD Ports Group has completed its first international acquisition on 14 September 2022 with the purchase of a 70% stake in the Egyptain company International Associated Cargo Carrier (IACC) which fully owns Transmar International Shipping Company and Transcargo International (TCI). Transmar is a regional container shipping company that operates across the Middle East, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Eastern Coast of Africa while TCI is a terminal operator and stevedoring company, mainly operating out

Services

Safeen launches UAE-China service

Safeen Feeders has expanded its coverage to China with the launch of a new UAE-China service connecting Khalifa Port, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore, Khalifa Port. The service will turn on a monthly basis using one ship, the 3,421 teu SAFEEN POWER (ex EASTAWAY MALMSEY, built 2011) that Safeen that acquired in August from Sea Consortium. The ship departed from its maiden call at Shanghai on 9 September 2022. The new service will be Safeen Feeders’ first service to call in China, and foll

Services

Safeen Feeders joins CMA CGM to launch Singapore Chennai Colombo (SCC) service

Safeen Feeders have teamed up with CMA CGM to launch the Singapore Chennai Colombo (SCC) service starting from 5 September 2022 from Singapore. Safeen will introduce the 2,034 teu SAFEEN PIONEER on this service, joining CMA CGM's 1,732 teu SONGA TIGER. For Safeen, the SCC will be its first service operated outside of its home p0rt of Khalifa in Abu Dhabi. Safeen Feeders was launched in June 2020 by Abu Dhabi Ports to boost feeder connectivity between Khalifa and the Arabian Gulf/Indian Subcont

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AD Ports acquire IACC/Transmar

AD Ports Group (ADP) announced on 1 July 2022 that it has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% equity stake in International Associated Cargo Carrier (IACC) for $140m. IACC owns Transmar, a regional container shipping company that operates a container service between Adabiya and Jeddah on its core route with operations across the Middle East, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and Eastern Coast of Africa. In 2021, Transmar handled 109,000 teu. It owns the 2008 built 2,127 teu TRANSMAR LEGACY that was acqui

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