Cairo, Egypt (PortSEurope) February 13, 2020 – Egypt will soon start work on its first dry port to be located in the capital city of Cairo. It’s primary purpose is to speed up delivery of cargo between the city and the Mediterranean Sea ports of Alexandria and Dekheila. In June last year, the local Ministry of Transport announced a tender to participate in the construction
of the country’s first dry port under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. In January 2020, a consortium of Egypt’s El Sewedy Electric and 3a International and Germany’s DB Schenker Egypt were awarded the contract. The site is the industrial zone of the 6th of October City, which is is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of Cairo, Egypt, 32 km outside the city. It has one of the largest industrial zones in Egypt on which the entire city is established. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2021, the cost will be around $176 million and will handle 720,000 containers. Goods will be received through a 60-kilometre cargo railway line stretching from the seaports and connecting with Imbaba/Manashy/Qabari line. The dry port will have warehousing and host branches of the Customs Authority, the General Organization for Import and Export Control (GOEIC), maritime lines agencies and shipping companies. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2019.
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