Abu Dhabi Ports (AD Ports) Group has launched a new weekly container shipping service from Khalifa Port in the UAE to Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait to improve connectivity and facilitate trade between the two countries. The inaugural visit of the container vessel “SAFEEN Pride,” part of the SAFEEN Feeders fleet, marked the beginning of this new service. Upon its arrival at Kuwait’s Shuwaikh Port, the vessel was received by high-level officials from both countries.
The SAFEEN Pride has a total tonnage of 15,636 tonnes, a carrying capacity of 16,855,210 tonnes of deadweight, and can carry 1,374 TEU. The new route also includes a Ro-Ro service, which highlights AD Ports Group’s leading role as the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade.
The launch of the new container and Ro-Ro services to Kuwait is part of AD Ports Group’s continued drive for excellence and leadership in the field of maritime trade and logistics. Following recent acquisitions, AD Ports Group has the third-largest independent feeder company globally, by volumes carried, with a total container capacity of 100,000 TEUs, linking core markets in the Gulf, Indian Subcontinent, Red Sea, and Türkiye.