Egyptian ports. Port Said

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Sub-subject: Egyptian ports. Port Said and the Port of Alexandria


  1. The maritime transport in Egypt
  2. Port Said
  3. Port of Alexandria
  4. El Dekheila Port
  5. Suez Canal
Sub-subject "Egyptian ports" is studied...
  1. Masters: International Business (MIB), Muslims Countries, and Africa
  2. Doctorates (DIB): DIB Islamic Countries, DIB Business in Africa
  3. Courses: Transport in Africa, Business in East Africa

Languages of study: En or Fr Egypte. Summaries in: Pt Portos Egito Es Puertos Egipto

Sample of the Sub-subject: Egyptian Ports:
Ports of Egypt

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Sub-Subject Description - Egyptian ports.

Maritime transport in Egypt:

  1. Coast: Egypt has 2,000 Km on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
  2. Egypt controls the Suez Canal.
  3. Marine transport represent 90% of Egyptian Foreign Trade
  4. Largest ports: Port Said and Alexandria
  5. Damietta port. The oldest Egyptian port.
  6. Ports of El Adabey, Hurghada, and Nuweiba (development)

Port Said.

  1. Port Said is the biggest crossing traffic port in the World.
  2. Located at the Eastern entrance of Suez Canal (North of the Gulf of Suez)
  3. One of the largest Mediterranean ports.
  4. Major container hub port in the region
  5. Links Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
  6. Area of the port: 3 km².
  7. Warehouse area: 90,000 m²
  8. Container Yard Area: 435,000 m².
  9. General cargo. 4,9 millions of tons.
  10. 800,000 TEUs
  11. Maximum Ship Size: 13,2 meters (draft-vessels)
  12. Managed by Port Said Port Authorities
  13. East Container Terminal of Port Said. Operator: China Harbour Engineering Company
  14. Suez Canal Container Terminal of Port Said: transshipment center.
  15. Projects: the agricultural terminal, multipurpose terminal, new Logistics center, ro-ro berth

Port of Alexandria.

  1. 65% of Egyptian Foreign trade
  2. The second largest port of Egypt
  3. Area: 16 km²
  4. Number of berths: 67 (10.600 meters)
  5. 20 terminals
  6. Managed by the Alexandria Port Authority
  7. Port of Alexandria consists of two ports: the Eastern Port and the Western Port (commercial shipping)
  8. Distance to Cairo: 180 Km.
  9. Connected by road, rail and air with the rest of Egypt.
  10. Mina el Basal (Cotton exchange) is located in the Port.
  11. One of the oldest ports in the World (1.900 BC).

Specialized Terminals of the Port of Alexandria:

  1. Passengers
  2. Grains
  3. Oil
  4. Coal
  5. Livestock
  6. Container Terminal Hub. Alexandria Container Handling Company.
  7. Chinese Hutchison (HPH) Container Terminal

Zones of the Port of Alexandria.

  1. General Cargo Handling
  2. Ro-ro passengers, bulk cargo
  3. General Cargo
  4. Cement, coal, fertilizers
  5. Grains, flour
  6. Zone 6: oil dock.

El Dekheila Port.

  1. Area: 3.5 km²
  2. Number of berths: 14 (7.200 meters)
  3. 6 terminals
  4. Located at 6 Km from the Port of Alexandria
  5. Port of Dekheila is a natural extension of the port of Alexandria (1986)

Ports of Egypt

Port Said belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilization.

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Cairo-Dakar Corridor

Maritime Transport in Africa

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