The Minister of Transport follows up the executive position of construction works for the multi-purpose Terminal in Alexandria Port on the docks from 55 to 62 Lt. Gen. Engineer / Kamel AlWazir: The project will contribute to raising the classification of the port, Alexandria, and receiving the port for ships of large tonnage

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February J, 2020 Local News/Port News

The Minister of Transport follows up the executive position of construction works for the multi-purpose Terminal in Alexandria Port on the docks from 55 to 62 Lt. Gen. Engineer / Kamel AlWazir: The project will contribute to raising the classification of the port, Alexandria, and receiving the port for ships of large tonnage

In the context of the continuous follow-up of the projects implemented by the Ministry of Transport, the Lt. Gen. / Engineer Kamel, The Minister of Transport held an expanded meeting with the heads of companies implementing the works of establishing the multi-purpose Terminal in Alexandria Port on the Berths from 55 to 62. The meeting was attended by the chiefs of Alexandria Port Authority and the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals The Minister viewed a presentation on the current executive position of the project, which includes (the work of establishing the infrastructure of the Terminal and the dredging work for internal and external navigation times and the rotating circles planned to be implemented in conjunction with the infrastructure works) and coordination plans between the Alexandria Port Authority and the executing companies to accelerate the execution of works, stressing the need to work around the clock is required to comply with the 24-month implementation times, so that the terminal is ready to receive large-sized vessels at the beginning of 2022, The Minister of Transport stressed the importance of the project, which is considered one of the most important projects implemented by the Ministry in the field of maritime transport, as the project will contribute to raising the classification of the port, Alexandria, and will also contribute to receiving the port for ships of large tonnage, given the deepening of the shipping lane of the port, adding that the terminal will contribute to significant increase in port capabilities in handling containerized cargo It is worth mentioning that the company responsible for building, managing and operating the terminal is the Egyptian Group Company for multi-purpose terminals state-owned, in which the Alexandria Port Authority, the Suez Canal Authority and the Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transport contributing to it. Alexandria Containers Company, and that the terminal berths are 2450 meters longitudinal and include trading yards of half a million square meters, and can receive from 6 to7 ships at the same time, and are capable of handling 12 to 15 million tons of cargo annually that will be divided into 3 Container Handling Terminals, General Cargo, Cars. 23/2/2020

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