The Alexandria Port Authority is witnessing an increase in vessel traffic and cargo handling in October 2021

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November J, 2021 Local News/Port News

The Alexandria Port Authority is witnessing an increase in vessel traffic and cargo handling in October 2021

The Alexandria Port Authority was able to achieve an increase in trading rates during the month of October of this year compared to October of the previous year, as the quantities of traded goods witnessed an increase of 11% Dry bulk goods were at the forefront of the goods that witnessed an increase during the month of October, with an increase of 18% compared to the same month of the previous year, followed by the increase in the amount of the increase in the amount of liquefied goods by 10%, then liquid bulk goods from petroleum products and liquid strategic goods by 2%; A total of 114 thousand TEUs were handled in Alexandria and Dekheila ports, with a total weight of 1.9 million tons. The volume of goods exported through the Alexandria Port Authority reached 1.3 million tons during October 2021. On the other hand, in turn, the maritime traffic of reluctant ships on the Alexandria Port Authority witnessed an increase during October 2021 compared to its counterpart in 2020, with a rate of 3.2%, especially ferries with an increase of 33.3%, followed by dry bulk vessels by approximately 13.2%; The percentage of increase in container ships reached 11.8%, general cargo ships 3.5% and liquid bulk vessels 2.8%; Thus, the total number of ships visiting the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila of various classifications during the month of October reached 321 ships These increases in the circulation and navigation rates for the month of October 2021 come in light of the instructions and directives of Mr. Captain / Tariq Shaheen, Chairman of the Board of Directors - to achieve professionalism in the performance of work by the pilotage and towing crews in the port, as well as the adoption of advanced technology by the authority’s employees to speed up the procedures related to the docking and departure of ships and lifting Standard rates of loading and unloading operations and continuous striving to reduce congestion in the port.

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