Suez Canal Container Terminal Ready for Giants

APM Terminals, the majority shareholder of the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), in partnership with the Egyptian government and local authorities, recently completed a dredging project within the Port Said East’s side channel and port basin.

SCCT said in its latest release that they are now fully able to accommodate ultra-large container ships (ULCS), including the Maersk Triple-E class vessels.

One of these giants, the 18,300 TEU capacity Mette Maersk, already visited SCCT last week and became the second Triple-E class vessel to call an Egyptian port. Mette’s sister ship, Maren Maersk, became the largest vessel ever to call a terminal in Egypt, when it arrived for a trial visit to SCCT in February.

“With 2,400 meters of quay with a depth of 17.5-18.5 meters, and after putting into operation six Triple-E class-compatible cranes, we are able to accommodate the world’s largest container ships, of up to 400 meters in length, at a maximum depth of 17 meters,” said SCCT Terminal Manager Jan Buijze.

“In partnership with the Egyptian Government, we are transforming Port Said East into a strategic container handling axis for the region,” added SCCT Director of Public and Government Relations, Hany Al Nady.

A total of $850 million has been invested at SCCT since the facility opened in 2004, the company said in its announcement.

 

 

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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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