More Info on Port Said Project

At a ceremony held 25th November at the Suez Canal Authority’s (SCA) training center in Ismailia, Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish, the Head of the SCA, formally approved the construction of a new 9.5 km long, 17 meter deep and 250 meter wide access channel to Port Said East.

At present, due to convoy traffic on the canal, vessels calling Port Said East are restricted to an eight-hour daily transit window. The project is expected to be completed within seven months.

The side channel project is part of the Suez Canal Development Project which included the opening of the significantly enlarged canal on August 6th, which now permits two-way traffic along the 163 km long canal linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.

Over 17,000 vessels transited the Suez Canal in 2014, including 6,129 container ships carrying over 42 million TEUs. The Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), which handled 3.4 million TEUs in 2014, is part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network, and is a joint venture between APM Terminals, with a 55% majority share, COSCO Pacific and the SCA.

SCCT will be providing USD $15 million toward the side channel project, which will significantly increase vessel traffic to the gateway and transhipment hub.

We are proud to be a part of this newest infrastructure project which reinforces Egypt’s major role as a facilitator in global trade and logistics, and we salute the Egyptian Government’s foresight and ongoing dedication to economic growth and development,” said SCCT Managing Director, Klaus Holm Laursen.

A recently completed SCCT expansion project has enlarged its annual throughput capacity to three million TEUs. This will increase to 5.4 million TEUs annual throughput capacity with the delivery of four new super-Post-Panamax cranes able to work 18,000 TEU capacity vessels; SCCT is the only facility in Egypt able to accommodate vessels of 15,500 TEU and above.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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