First container vessel arrives at Shuwaikh Port
The inaugural visit of the container vessel “SAFEEN Pride” at Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait, which is part of the new weekly service recently launched by AD Ports Group to improve connectivity and facilitate trade with Kuwait. SAFEEN Pride, part of the SAFEEN Feeders fleet, has a total tonnage of 15,636 tons, a carrying capacity of 16,855 tons of deadweight, capable of carrying 1,374 TEU. Upon its arrival at Kuwait’s Shuwaikh Port, the vessel was received by His Excellency E. Dr Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Ambassador, United Arab Emirates to the State of Kuwait, Captain Ammar Mubarak Al Shaiba, Acting CEO, Maritime Cluster and SAFEEN Group at AD Ports Group and Issa Abdullah Al-Mulla, Acting Director General, Kuwait Ports Corporation.
His Excellency Dr Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, said, “We are pleased to witness the launch of this new container shipping service from Khalifa Port to Shuwaikh Port, which will contribute to enhanced trade exchange between the UAE and Kuwait. We anticipate this new service will provide the private sector with more transportation options for goods and merchandise.”