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Damietta Port Cargo Traffic Increases 18% In March

Damietta Port cargo traffic increases 18% in March

Damietta Port Cargo Traffic Increases 18% In March

Damietta, Egypt (PortSEurope) June 10, 2018 – The Damietta Port Authority (DPA) has said that the amount of handled cargo at the port increased by 18% in March 2018, reaching 3.5m tonnes, compared to 3.03m tonnes in March 2017.

The number of ships at the port in March 2018 reached 230, and the number increased by 27% compared to the same period in 2017.

According to a DPA report, dry bulk cargo increased by 38.5% in March 2018, while general cargo increased by 23%. The volume of container goods increased by 11.2%.

March saw an increase in the number of containers handled at the port from March 2017, with 99,300 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled in March of last year and 109,700 TEUs in March 2018.

Source: Damietta Port Authority

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