DP World has completed the integration of Unifeeder and Feedertech, which it says will expand its operations and improve its global supply chain.
In a statement, the terminal operator said it has “created a feedering and shortsea network serving hundreds of ports across the globe”.
Unifeeder, which recently acquired Feedertech, operates feeder and shortsea services around northern Europe and throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Africa regions.
Feedertech provides similar services connecting ports in South East Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. The services have now been integrated onto one platform building a strong trade-oriented network across the majority of the globe.
DP World typically uses relatively smaller vessels to link a great number of outports with global hubs such as Jebel Ali, where cargo can connect onto large Transocean container ships. Shortsea solutions are complementing the offering by supplying inter-regional shortsea connectivity.
The platforms further strengthen the capabilities of DP Word’s main ports in Dubai’s Jebel Ali, and ports in India, Africa and Europe as key hubs of the world’s trade as shippers and consignees worldwide can ship goods, via the most important DP World’s ports, to final destinations across the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and Africa using DP World’s integrated land and marine logistics network.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said: “DP World’s vision is to become the leading end-to-end supply chain solutions provider and contribute to strengthening the position of the countries in which we operate.
“Our smart logistics and feedering and shortsea services, combined with our worldwide network of ports, terminals and storage facilities around the world, together with our increasing logistics capabilities on land, as we own rail services in Europe and India, mean that we can offer truly innovative solutions to our customers.”