Abu Dhabi Ports’ shipowning venture grows
ABU DHABI continues to grow its fleet, amid a battle with port operator DP World in Dubai and its unifeeder subsidiary for business, reports Singapore’s Splash 247.Safeen Feeders has added its third ship, the 1,368-TEU Safeen Pride, formerly the Asturiano II, is ready to serve the Persian Gulf and Indian sub-continent. The ship was bought from Argentina Patagonia Shipping Lines, but no price tag has been attached to the purchase. Abu Dhabi Ports also took a 996-TEU ship and a 2,500-TEU vessel earlier in the year. Abu Dhabi Ports have many business subsidiaries including an outfit named Safeen, the marine services arm of the ports group, which has a large fleet of tugs and pilot boats.