MV Safeen Tiger vessel made her maiden port of call in Bahrain on Thursday as part of a new UAE-Indian Sub-Continent Gulf Service (UIG) linking UAE and Bahrain to the broader Gulf region and Indian Sub-Continent.
To mark the occasion, a plaque exchange was held at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) between Susan Hunter, CEO of APM Terminals Bahrain and Bader Hood Al Mahmood, The Assistant Undersecretary for Ports Affairs, Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunications for Bahrain.
Representatives from APM Terminals Bahrain, Ports Affairs-Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication and Seahorse Shipping Agency were present. Safeen Tiger is the first vessel to be deployed by Safeen Feeders on the new UIG service which is a partnership between Abu Dhabi Ports’s ’Safeen Feeders’ 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 service connects Bahrain to the Indian SubContinent providing direct access for exporters and importers to new markets making trade more competitive, while also promoting transhipment and hinterland opportunities through Khalifa Bin Salman Port.
Welcoming the new service, Al Mahmood said: “Safeen Feeders’s services will not only position 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.”
“We believe that Safeen Feeders will significantly improve trade between the fastgrowing markets in the region and broaden the services offerings to our valued clients thus enhancing our contribution to the Kingdom’s economy,” Susan Hunter added.