UAE-based port operator Abu Dhabi Ports has established a new feeder services company, Safeen Feeders, as part of its strategy to facilitate growing trade demands within the Gulf region. “We are excited to be partnering with Abu Dhabi Ports in developing feeder solutions for the region and look forward to jointly promoting Safeen Feeders’ services in conjunction with our own BTL brand,” Bill Smart, Chief Executive of Bengal Tiger Line, said. According to Abu Dhabi Ports, the service will allow for timely and efficient exchange of container cargo between mainliner vessels and the vessels within the rotation calling at nine regional ports located across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Western India. In the medium term, Abu Dhabi Ports and Bengal Tiger Line expect to expand the service to ports in the broader Gulf region. Over the long-term, the new company will explore further service opportunities at container terminals in the Red Sea and East Africa regions. “The launch of Safeen Feeders significantly strengthens our ability to enhance the competitiveness of our growing base of global customers, and helps our region meet international demands as a trade and logistics hub connecting east and west,” Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, commented. “By partnering with Bengal Tiger Line, we are not only growing our Abu Dhabi Ports family and creating mutually positive solutions, but we are also significantly broadening our product and service offering to our valued clients and enhancing our contribution to Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.” The service will commence during week 27, with the first departure from Mundra expected to take place on June 30, 2020. Safeen Feeders’ pendulum service, called the UAE-Indian Sub-Continent Gulf Service (UIG), will be delivered by three 2,700 TEU vessels via the following 21-day rotation calling: Khalifa Port; Jebel Ali Port; Karachi; (Kandla); Mundra; Nhava Sheva; Khalifa Port; Jebel Ali Port; Bahrain; Dammam; Jubail; and, Khalifa Port. The service will be launched in partnership with Bengal Tiger Line (BTL), a Singapore-based feeder service operator, through a vessel sharing agreement. As informed, Safeen Feeders will introduce a new feeder service linking Abu Dhabi to ports serving the UAE, the broader Gulf region and Indian subcontinent.
Lillie Louise Opel CooperLillie Louise Opel Cooper, age 87, Wellington resident since 1953, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Â Through the years she was a homemaker and had also worked at Village Pizza Parlor, Oxwell, and in the kitchen at Cedarview Nursing Home.Lillie Louise Opel (Russell) Cooper was born on October 29, 1926 in Meeker, OK to Kelley Russell and Bertha (Balinger) Russell.Lillie married Leo M. Cooper on January 27, 1947 in Meeker, OK.Â He preceded her in death on December 7, 1995.She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, crocheting, painting, cooking and canning, and tending to her house plants.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; one grandson; one granddaughter; one great grandson; sons-in-law, Mike McEachern in 2008 and Dan Norris in 2010; and daughter-in-law, Mary Cooper in 2004.Survivors include her children, James Cooper and his wife Connie of Wellington, Angela Cooper of Wellington, Rise McEachern of Wellington, Andy McEntire and her husband Kenny of Wellington, Susan Jesseph of Las Vegas, NV, Judith Owens and her husband Doug of Winfield, and Bonnie Hall of Winfield; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren.Rosary will be held at St. Anthony and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wellington, KS on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Â Father Dwight Birket will officiate. Â Interment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.A memorial has been established with Rivercross Hospice. Â Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net