For the third year in a row, Damietta Port won the “Best Egyptian Commercial Port Award” for achieving the highest rates in general cargo handling for 2016. Overall general cargo throughput in 2015/2016 reached 20995609 tons compared to 19256816 the previous year.
Admiral Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority received the award during the celebration of the World Maritime Day held by Egyptian Ministry of Transport at Alexandria Bibliotheca .
The theme for World Maritime Day 2016 is “Shipping: indispensable to the world”. The theme was chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society and to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of IMO as the global regulatory body for international shipping.
The importance of shipping to support and sustain today’s global society gives IMO’s work a significance that reaches far beyond the industry itself.