In its 1st year: Egypt's Tahya Misr station receives 330 ships, 410K containers

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Mon, 17 Jun 2024 - 03:30 GMT

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Mon, 17 Jun 2024 - 03:30 GMT

FILE - Port of Alexandria

FILE - Port of Alexandria

CAIRO – 17 June 2024: On the occasion of the first anniversary of the inauguration of the multipurpose station 'Tahya Misr' at the Port of Alexandria, the Ministry of Transport released Monday a statement revealing that it had received over 330 ships and around 410,000 containers.

 

The government introduced the station, stretching on 2.5 kilometers, in the Port of Alexandria at a cost of LE9 billion. It consists of three terminals spanning over 0.5 million square meters. One for containers, another for general cargo, while the third is dedicated to vehicles. It is equipped with 32 container cranes and 12 container loaders. Yet, the plan is to make them 71 and 30, respectively, in the future. It is noted that the loading and unloading operations are automated, and that the station possesses 92 electric equipment.

 

The length of the station's quays is 2,300 meters, enabling it to handle 12-15 million tons of goods per annum and receive 6-7 ultra large container ships at a time, especially that the harbor's depth is 17.5 meters. The station provides 1,500 direct jobs and 2,000 indirect jobs.

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