Damietta, Egypt (PortSEurope) June 12, 2019 – The Minister of Transport, Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, has announced the completion of a new multi-purpose terminal in Damietta port at an investment cost of EGP 1.365 billion (€72.34 million).
The new terminal has been established under the supervision of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority (AFEA) and constructed by local companies.
The multi-purpose terminal includes a 630-metre long, 17-metre deep berth and has an area of 50,000 m² to handle about 4 million tons per year of cargo.
Al-Wazir highlighted a number of project advantages such as being equipped with all necessary facilities to serve ships and cargoes including seawater firefighting pumps, rainwater drainage, facilities for supplying ships with fresh water and supplying ships with electricity within OPS technique as well as oil and waste reception facility form ships.
“This terminal will contribute to reduce vessel waiting time outside the port, increase cargo handling volumes, encourage further ship with bigger sizes and types, and buttress storage capacity inside port area”, he added.
Last May, the port said that following a dredging process, the port is now ready to accommodate giant container vessels up to 14,000 TEU, and 15 metres draft.
Source: Damietta Port Authority
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