Ukrainian Company Considers Investment in River Transport at Damietta Port

In line with Ministry of Transport' s policy to maximize benefits of the river transport system and activate the transport of goods via River Nile, Damietta Port has received a delegation from the Ukrainian Grain Trading Company,  Nebulon. The Visit…

Head of EU Delegation to Egypt visits Damietta Port

Rear Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA) received yesterday Ambassador/ Ivan Surko, head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt and Mrs. Clara Kanska, Director of the EU Trade Department within the framework of their  visit…

Giant leap in the Petrochemical Industry in Damietta Port

In the context of the giant leap achieved by the Egyptian oil sector, Damietta Port Authority and Suez Company for Methanol Derivatives started the implementation procedures for a new project which is considered the first of its kind to produce…

Makkah Initiates Dredging in Damietta Port’s Access Channel

Rear Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA) said that in a quick and unconditional response, Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has agreed that the SCA-owned dredger (Makkah), would start an urgent…

Unprecedented Increase in DP Performance

Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority stated that indicative figures of Damietta Port Performance Report within the past 3 years showed an unprecedented increase of 635 vessels compared to the preceding 3 years. During (2015, 2016 and 2017)…

A new competitive advantage for vessels working with Damietta Port

In the framework of the Ministry of Transport's policy to harness  The Competitive advantage of the sector and due to hard efforts  Exerted to develop Egyptian Maritime Transport System, the Suez Canal authority (SCA) has granted containerships calling at Damietta port a big privilege…

ohr gas field starts pumping gas

CAIRO – 16 December 2017: Egypt has officially started operations of the Mediterranean’s largest gas field Zohr Saturday, at a capacity of 350 million cubic feet a day, Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla said in a statement.  Molla announced the start…

Damietta Port-Deltares Interface in Port Development

DPA Probes Possible Ways of Cooperation with the Dutch Institute Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA), received yesterday Dr. Abdelazeem Mohamed, Chairman of River Transport Authority, Egypt (RTA), with a delegation from Deltares Institute, The Netherlands. The…

 


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April 3rd, 2018
Ukrainian Company Considers Investment in River Transport at Damietta Port
In line with Ministry of Transport' s policy to maximize benefits of the river transport system and activate the transport of goods via River Nile, Damietta Port has received a delegation from the Ukrainian Grain Trading Company,  Nebulon. The Visit aimed to study the possibility of investing in transporting grain and establishing modern silos on the banks of the Nile in coordination with Egypt's River Transport Authority, the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade and the Ministry of Irrigation. Rear Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority met with the company delegation and accompanied them in a field tour as they inspected the grain handling stations and the areas offered for investments. The chairman of Nebulon praised the infrastructure… More....
February 7th, 2018
Head of EU Delegation to Egypt visits Damietta Port
Rear Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA) received yesterday Ambassador/ Ivan Surko, head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt and Mrs. Clara Kanska, Director of the EU Trade Department within the framework of their  visit to Damietta Governorate. This visit underlines the growing interest of international partners in investment opportunities available in DP and aims to discuss possible ways of cooperation between DP and EU. Mr. Saleh reviewed in a PP presentation available investment opportunities and the future projects at the port, including the setup of  a second container terminal, with possible sources of finance being currently under study and the proposed area to be allocated for Damietta Furniture City Product exports. The PP presentation… More....
February 4th, 2018
Giant leap in the Petrochemical Industry in Damietta Port
In the context of the giant leap achieved by the Egyptian oil sector, Damietta Port Authority and Suez Company for Methanol Derivatives started the implementation procedures for a new project which is considered the first of its kind to produce 18 thousand tons formaldehyde urea with a concentration of 85, 34,000 tons of formaldehyde with a concentration of 65, 26,000 annually of Naphthalene formaldehyde, which is used in the manufacture of fertilizers, ready-made concrete and adhesives, which is needed for the consumption of the Egyptian industry. This project provides a living example of integration between state agencies represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and the Ministry of Transport. Rear Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority, said that the… More....
February 2nd, 2018
Makkah Initiates Dredging in Damietta Port’s Access Channel
Rear Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA) said that in a quick and unconditional response, Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has agreed that the SCA-owned dredger (Makkah), would start an urgent dredging work at the access channel of Damietta Port (DP) after the seasonal storms DP encountered during this winter. DP usually faces sedimentation annually with varying quantities from one year to another. Saleh added that dredging aims to secure the entry of the giant ships, the port used to receive lately after DPA deepened the access channel and the turning basin of the port to facilitate accommodation of vessels with a 14.5 meter draft in accordance with The Maritime Declaration… More....
January 11th, 2018
Unprecedented Increase in DP Performance
Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority stated that indicative figures of Damietta Port Performance Report within the past 3 years showed an unprecedented increase of 635 vessels compared to the preceding 3 years. During (2015, 2016 and 2017) Damietta Port received 7782 vessels compared to 7147 ships in (2012, 2013, 2014 ) of which 3460 were container vessels with a 14% increase. Saleh added that DP has achieved another leap in throughput of 15.6 million tons in 3 years with a 19% increase. The results  also showed growth in total number of containers during the same 3 years by 23% with handled containers totaling  699.7 millionTEUs. Meantime, Damietta Port Authority managed to depend more  on railway transport by… More....
January 10th, 2018
A new competitive advantage for vessels working with Damietta Port
In the framework of the Ministry of Transport's policy to harness  The Competitive advantage of the sector and due to hard efforts  Exerted to develop Egyptian Maritime Transport System, the Suez Canal authority (SCA) has granted containerships calling at Damietta port a big privilege that will surely add much to the port's Image, by boosting container terminal competitive advantage.      According to the new SCA decision, containerships can join Suez Canal convey with no extra fees up to 100 hr. meaning outgoing Containerships has two more hours to catch north convey crossing The canal without paying any more fees. Vessels usually pay in Such cases.   ADM./ Ayman Saleh, port of Damietta Authority chairman Confirmed this privilege will also facilitate shipping line dealing With Damietta port. More....
December 17th, 2017
ohr gas field starts pumping gas
CAIRO – 16 December 2017: Egypt has officially started operations of the Mediterranean’s largest gas field Zohr Saturday, at a capacity of 350 million cubic feet a day, Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla said in a statement.  Molla announced the start of pumping gas from the field’s offshore wells into the processing plant located in AL-Gameel area in Port Said governorate, where the gas is treated and pumped to the national natural gas network.  The minister said that the operation is an important milestone in Egypt’s history of gas industry, after starting production from the field in record time, compared to similar gas discoveries.  The initial production rate will stand at 350 million cubic feet daily, the statement said.  Molla said… More....
November 2nd, 2017
Damietta Port-Deltares Interface in Port Development
DPA Probes Possible Ways of Cooperation with the Dutch Institute Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA), received yesterday Dr. Abdelazeem Mohamed, Chairman of River Transport Authority, Egypt (RTA), with a delegation from Deltares Institute, The Netherlands. The meeting aimed to discuss possible ways of cooperation between the two sides.   Adm. Saleh made a presentation about Damietta Port (DP), exploring available potentials, infrastructure and various competitive advantages. Today DP is a multimodal transport center and is connected to domestic and regional trading areas effectively. The Port Authority Chairman also highlighted DP's potentials for river transport at the lowest possible costs hinting at the obstacles that may hinder the full use of this service. Possible ways of cooperation… More....
October 26th, 2017
Damietta Port: A Logistic Hub for Oil and Gas Services
Workshop Ends with Success in Damietta Port On October 26, 2017, Damietta Port organized a successful workshop entitled  "Damietta Port as Gas and Oil Logistic Hub". The major companies working in the field of oil and gas and which were also awarded the Oil Concession Agreement in the Mediterranean Sea were invited to the event . A number of oil services logistics companies , representatives of competent authorities and the Port of Rotterdam also attended. In his  opening speech Adm. Ayman Saleh, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority underlined the objectives of the workshop, the competitive advantages of Damietta Port (DP), and the efforts exerted by the port authority to turn DP into a key logistics hub for the oil tankers.… More....
September 25th, 2017
DPA hits its highest handling rate in 2016- 2017 in August
Damietta Port hit a new record last August where cargo handling volume  increased by 40%  from 2.5 million tons in August 2016 to 3.5 million tons in August 2017. This is the highest monthly rate achieved over the past two years 2016 - 2017 according to the monthly statement issued by DP Information Center  which pointed out to a significant increase in the number of handled TEUs by 85% in August 2017 compared by August  2016. The statement pointed out that the port of Damietta recieved 248 ships in August 2017compared to 200 vessels the same month last year. Chairman of Damietta Port Adm aAyman saleh declared that the new record came due to significant efforts exerted by Damietta port… More....


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Private sector to take part in river transport in early FY2018-19 : Government wants more private-sector investment in river…


Ukrainian company considers investing in grain transport, storage projects at Damietta Port : Ukrainian grain trader Nebulon is studying the…


Egypt Starts Building New Terminal at Damietta Port : Egypt has laid the foundation stone for a EGP…


EU delegation visits Damietta port : Damietta, Egypt (PortSEurope) February 11, 2018 – EU…


27% increase in traded goods at Damietta Port in December : A report issued by the Damietta Port…