DP World Completes Integration of Unifeeder and Feedertech
DP World’s vision is to become the leading end-to-end supply chain solutions provider and contribute to strengthening Dubai as a world hub
Feedering operations now on one platform in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia, expanding its capabilities across the supply chain to enable global trade
By integrating the acquisitions of its recent acquisitions Unifeeder and Feedertech, DP World 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. DP World’s Unifeeder and Feedertech platforms further strengthen the capabiloities 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.
The Unifeeder Group is now working on further expanding its coverage to include additional trade routes and destinations, thereby linking more areas to the global economy. One example is in the UK where new services connecting the major hub, DP World London Gateway, with smaller British regional ports means containers can travel closer to their final destination by sea, which is more sustainable and efficient than going by truck.
Unifeeder and Feedertech both operate on an asset-light model. This flexibility has enabled DP World’s network to respond rapidly in enabling customers to keep trade flowing despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic
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.”
About DP World
We are the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.
We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 123 business units in 54 countries across seven continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.
Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 56,500 employees from 134 countries are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.
We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading technology to create the smartest, most efficient and innovative trade solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.