Facts about Egypt's first internal dry port, how it caters for sustainable transport



Thu, 05 May 2022 - 12:59 GMT


Thu, 05 May 2022 - 12:59 GMT

Sketch of Dry Port of 6 October

Sketch of Dry Port of 6 October

CAIRO – 5 May 2022: The dry port of 6 October City is one of the newest examples of sustainable transportation in the MENA region. Below is main information about the port:

It is the first internal dry port in Egypt.

It is a project for sustainable transport and green cities.

It is one of the solutions to climate change.

It is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

It has cost around $60 million.

It is designed per the latest international standards.

It allocates an area for receiving commodities.

It hosts custom offices to finish import and export procedures.It occupies 400 feddans.

It is connected to the railways of Cairo-Itay al-Baroud in Beheira.

It transports goods via railways.

It alleviates pressure of commodity transfer on roads, preserving roads and saving fuel.

It increases the capacity of seaports.

It reduces waiting time of ships and the time it takes to release goods.

It provides job opportunities for the youth.

It is planned to be connected to seaports via railways.



Leave a Comment

Be Social