CAIRO - 27 February 2023: The Ministry of Transport published an aerial photograph of the work of implementing the multi-purpose terminal in the port of Safaga.
This comes as part of the state's plan to develop all nation-wide ports, in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, to make Egypt a global center of trade and logistics.
The port of Safaga is considered one of the oldest ports of the Red Sea, as its real activity began in 1911 with the export of phosphate ore. During World War II, it played an important role in serving the allies. The port was also a major focal point for naval forces to carry out their tasks in securing the eastern side of Egypt in the past, during its war with Israel. The port has also been playing an important role, for a long time, in serving pilgrims as well as international trade with African countries, Southeast Asian countries and Australia.
It is also considered the main port of Upper Egypt, as it serves its needs of imports, exports, and passenger traffic.
The port also plays a vital role in transporting Egypt's foreign trade of dust and mineral ores. It also receives large quantities of grain, general merchandise, heavy equipment, and the travel and return of passengers working in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries, citizens of Upper Egypt, as well as tourists frequenting the South Valley region.
The port is located in the Red Sea Governorate and on the western coast of the Red Sea, at a distance of 60 km south of Hurghada.