The Minister of Transport follows up the construction worksof the multi-purpose station in Alexandria Port on the Berths from 55 to 62

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April J, 2020 Local News/Port News

The Minister of Transport follows up the construction worksof the multi-purpose station in Alexandria Port on the Berths from 55 to 62

  Lieutenant General Engineer \ The Minister: The station isone of the most important projects implemented by the Ministry in the field ofmaritime transport, as it will contribute to raising the classification ofAlexandria port, receiving the port for ships of large tonnage. During his visit to Alexandria Governorate yesterday, theMinister of Transport, Lieutenant General Engineer \ The Minister visited theconstruction site of the multi-purpose station in Alexandria Port on the Berthsfrom 55 to 62, where he continued the arrival of the Dredger which will carryout the work of the construction of the station, it will work on half a millionarea meters, all preventive and precautionary precautions have been appliedagainst Corona virus on the dredging crew in addition to sterilizing it andsterilizing the Berths and marine units with directly with them. The Ministeralso continued the work of preparing 3 marine units with different cranes tocomplete the rest of the work of recovering the scrap on the station site aswell as more general the processing of concrete mixing plants and workplatforms for construction of the berth’s wall, He stressed the need to work around the clock, to complywith the timings set for implementation (24 months), so that the station isready to receive ships of large sizes at the beginning of 2022, stressing theimportance of the project, which is one of the most important projectsimplemented by the Ministry in the field of maritime transport, where themultiple station will contribute the purposes of raising the classification ofthe Alexandria port, as well as receiving the port for ships of large tonnage,given the deepening of the navigational passage of the port. The terminal berths have a length of 2450 meters, includetrading areas of half a million area meters, can receive from 6-7 shipsat the same time, are capable of handling 12-15 million tons of cargoannually, they will be divided into 3 Handling Stations: Containers, GeneralCargo, Cars, that the state-owned Egyptian Group Company forMultipurpose Stations is the company responsible for establishing, managing andoperating the station with the contribution of the Alexandria Port Authority,the Suez Canal Authority, the Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transportand the Alexandria Container Company. 1/4/2020

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