CAIRO - 7 March 2023: The Egyptian Ministry of Transport implements a number of logistical zones, and links them with the Egyptian ports “land, sea and dry” in order to serve the trade movement.
A network of dry ports and logistic zones are being established, amounting to 15 dry ports and a logistic zone linked to the sea ports, besides multiple means of transport to increase circulation in the ports and increase the volume commerce.
The plan includes the establishment of dry ports and logistic areas at the level of the Republic, including in the sixth of October - the tenth of Ramadan - Sadat - New Burj Al Arab - New Damietta - New Fayoum - Beni Suef (Kom Abu Rady) - New Sohag - Qastal - Arqin - Al-Tur - Salloum.
It accommodates 6 million equivalent containers annually, and the 6th of October Dry Port was completed and operated; the 10th of Ramadan Dry Port and its awarding plan were launched in April 2023; the remaining 12 dry ports and logistics areas are being offered, and a memorandum of understanding was signed to establish, manage and operate the integrated logistics area in Salloum on an area of 700 acres to serve the trade movement with neighboring countries.
The project for the establishment of logistic areas is summarized in the establishment of storage yards on large areas without a customs department, equipped with everything necessary and needed for goods, in addition to places for complementary industries such as packaging factories, while linking these areas to ports with road and railway networks, etc., which facilitates and multiplies the movement of trade.
The Ministry of Transport completed the implementation of the dry port construction project on the 6th of October on an area of 100 acres at a cost of 1720 million pounds in partnership with the private sector. Inspection, common goods store building and service buildings
The ministry allocated 11 billion pounds for the establishment and development of land and dry ports and logistic centers. Recently, the Ministry of Transport signed a memorandum of understanding to establish and manage the integrated logistics zone in Salloum, with an Egyptian alliance of specialized national Egyptian companies.
Eng. Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport confirmed that the memorandum of understanding provides for the alliance to establish, manage and operate the integrated logistics zone in Salloum, which will be built on an area of 700 acres, in addition to managing and operating the warehouse and refrigerators area inside the Salloum land port, which has an area of about 21 acres, which was established by the authority.
The minister added that this comes within the framework of implementing the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, to expand the establishment of dry ports and logistical areas to maximize Egyptian trade movement, increase exports, maximize the performance of Egyptian ports, and improve the efficiency of the country's logistic system, and within the framework of the comprehensive plan of the Ministry of Transport to link sea ports to a network of regions.