With the large sale to DP World, Unifeeder has gotten a new owner with a strong network in Europe.
The Dubai-based terminal operator is already present in a large number of European ports, which the Danish feeder carrier will now become part of, according to the most recent Alphaliner newsletter, in which the analyst firm has mapped out DP World's fairly significant assets in Europe following Tuesday's news of the deal.
"DP World's own North European and Mediterranean port network covers several terminals, and the port operator said it will aim to foster synergies with Unifeeder's vessel networks," Alphaliner writes in a comment on the sale.
Unifeeder is headquartered in the Port of Aarhus, Denmark, and has an especially strong presence on shortsea routes in Northern Europe, while the company also has assets in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
The carrier was sold by Montagu Private Equity to Nordic Capital in April 2013, and on Tuesday it was acquired by Dubai-based DP World. The price of the sales was EUR 660 million.
English Edit: Ida Jacobsen