Egyptian ports. Port Said

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Sub-subject 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, Muslims Countries, and Africa
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa
  3. Courses (e-learning): Transport in Africa, East Africa

Languages of study: English or French Egypte. Summaries in Portuguese Portos Egito Spanish Puertos Egipto

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

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Description Sub-Subject Description: Egyptian ports.

Maritime transport in Egypt:

  1. Coast: Egypt has 2,000 kilometres on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
  2. Egypt controls the Suez Canal.
  3. Marine transport represent 90% of Egyptian Foreign Trade
  4. The 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. Largest container hub port in the region
  5. Links Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
  6. Area of the port: 3 square kilometres.
  7. Warehouse area: 90,000 m²
  8. Container Yard Area: 435,000 m².
  9. General cargo. 4,9 millions of tonnes.
  10. 800,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit)
  11. Maximum Ship Size: 13.2 metres (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: transhipment centre.
  15. Projects: the agricultural terminal, multi-purpose terminal, new Logistics centre, ro-ro berth

Port of Alexandria.

  1. 65% of Egyptian Foreign trade
  2. The second largest port of Egypt
  3. Area: 16 square kilometres
  4. Number of berths: sixty-seven (10,600 metres)
  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 kilometres.
  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).

Specialised Terminals of the Port of Alexandria:

  1. Passengers
  2. Grains
  3. Petroleum
  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: petroleum dock.

El Dekheila Port.

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

Suez Canal (Egypt)

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

Trans-African corridors:

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

Maritime Transport in Africa

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