Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 12:41 GMT
Headquarters of the Alexandria Port Authority – Press Photo
CAIRO – 20 October 2020: The Egyptian Company for Multipurpose Stations is negotiating with four international companies to decide which one will operate a station in Alexandria Port, as reported by Al Mal newspaper.
One of those is the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA), which manages 18 ports worldwide. Another is Poloret of France running 14 stations all over the world. Negotiations are also taking place with the German firm, Hella, and Belgium's Antwerp Port.
The station in the Port of Alexandria – worth LE3 billion - is constructed by Gharably Integrated Engineering Company and Edx. The progress rate is 30 percent at present.
The station spans over 560,000 square meters, and has quays extending over 2,500 meters. There are three quays for cargo ships, two quays for oil tankers, and two dry quays for handling cargo.
The station is owned by the Port of Alexandria Authority (34%), the Suez Canal Authority (33%), the Holding Company for Maritime and Urban Transportation (20%), and Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Company (13%).
Chairperson of the Port of Alexandria Authority Tarek Shahin stated Tuesday that plans are underway to turn Quay no. 100 in Dekhila Port into a multipurpose station like those being established in quays no. 55 and 62 in the Port of Alexandria.
Quay 100 stretches over 1,350 square meters with a depth of 16 meters and a capacity of two million containers. The quay was offered in 2014, and two companies have applied to manage it. Those are Alexandria International Container Terminals (AICT), and Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling Company.