Unifeeder, a 100% owned subsidiary of DP World PLC, has announced the acquisition of a 77% stake in the Feedertech Group. The deal, which is expected to close in Q1/2020, is the latest step in DP World’s vision to build end-to-end logistics capability to serve the needs of shipping lines and cargo owners. The acquisition of Feedertech will expand the company’s feedering and short-sea product offering to multiple geographies.
Established in 2003 and based in Singapore, Feedertech operates two businesses; Feedertech, which is an independent feedering service, and Perma, a regional shortsea network. Both operate in the same market and connect the fast-growing trade route of Asia to the Middle East via the Indian Subcontinent. Feedertech group calls at 50 ports, generating a combined revenue of around $200 million from a diverse customer mix and transporting more than 600k TEUs annually.
Acquired by DP World in 2018, Unifeeder, is an integrated logistics company with the largest and best-connected feeder and growing shortsea network in Northern Europe with connectivity to approximately 100 ports.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “The acquisition of a stake in the Feedertech Group is another strategic step in our vision to build an end-to-end logistics capability and offer an integrated service suite that also engages end-customers and traders, while optimising operations. Feedertech has a strong reputation as a reliable and independent feeder and regional shortsea operator, and we are delighted to add this important asset to our expanding portfolio.”