For the past 16 years, Safina Shipping Agency has been at the forefront of maritime expertise, evolving into one of the top 20 shipping agencies in Egypt. As a pivotal member of the ICAA group, Safina was established to manage the group's vessels and containers. However, the company's strategic shift in 2009 has not only broadened its scope but also elevated its status within the shipping industry. Born in a ship owning group of companies, Safina prides itself on being an agent that truly understands the wants and needs of the principle.
Safina's success story is marked by its ability to attract top bulk producers in Egypt, leading to the addition of various verticals, including metals, cement, fertilizers, copper, coal, mill scale and pellet fines. Over the last decade, Safina has seamlessly operated across diverse industries, collaborating with leaders in each sector and establishing an impressive track record.
With over 50 satisfied customers in the last five years and engagement with top-tier clients in different bulk industries for a decade, Safina has become a trusted partner in Egypt’s shipping industry. Handling around 5.5mt (million tonnes) in 2023 across different commodities, Safina has solidified its position as a key player, commanding 30% of the iron ore market, 27% of the clinker market, and 23% of the steel scrap market.
Safina's influence extends beyond Egypt as it covers all ports within the country, with plans to expand its footprint in Jordan, KSA, and Sudan. This strategic expansion aims to further strengthen Safina's position as a leading shipping agency in the region.
Safina offers a comprehensive range of services, including vessel supply, protective agency, bunker call agency, port agency, dry docking, maintenance and repair, canal transit services, and maritime logistics such as liner husbandry service, chartering service, break bulk and project logistics, and liner and NVOCC agency.
The diversity of Safina's operations is mirrored in the types of vessels it operates, ranging from container ships, bulk vessels, and multi-purpose vessels to liquid and gas carriers, as well as luxury super yachts.
Safina's commitment to excellence is evident in its numerous certifications, including ISO 9001/2000 for quality management, OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety, ISO 14001 for environmental management, and an Anti-bribery Compliance certification from TRACE. These distinctions underscore Safina's dedication to maintaining the highest standards in its operations.
Safina actively participates in industry forums and organizations, holding distinguished memberships in institutions such as The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), and the main shipping chambers in Egypt.
As Safina Shipping Agency continues to navigate the seas of excellence, its unwavering commitment to quality, safety, and client satisfaction sets it apart in the competitive maritime landscape. With a rich history, a diverse portfolio of services, a global presence, and a focus on industry best practices, Safina is well-poised to remain a key player and a trusted partner in the ever-evolving world of shipping.