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DP World's Unifeeder buys major stake in Singapore's Feedertech Group
Date:2019-12-18 Readers:
GOBAL port operator DP World's wholly owned subsidiary Unifeeder has acquired a 77 per cent stake in Singapore's marine logistics provider Feedertech Group in a deal which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.

According to a company statement, Feedertech founder Ali Maghami will retain the remaining 23 per cent shareholding and remain involved in the business.

The statement said that established in 2003 and based in Singapore, Feedertech operates two businesses, Feedertech, which is an independent feedering service, and Perma, a regional short-sea network. Both operate in the same market and connect the fast-growing trade route of Asia-Middle East via the Indian Subcontinent, according to the Press Trust of India.

"Similar to Unifeeder, Feedertech operates as an asset-light, independent common-user platform that focuses on flexibility and reliability. The group generates annual revenues of over US$100 million from a diversified customer mix, calls at 50 ports and transports over 600,000 TEU annually," the statement said.

DP World Group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: "This transaction is another strategic step in our vision to build end-to-end logistics capability... it offers us exposure to the faster-growing coastal short-sea trade in the Indian subcontinent, which is highly complementary to our existing India logistics strategy."

He said the next and imminent stage of this development will be to launch a dedicated efficient India-Gulf region service.

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