New reefer traffic pumps up box volumes at port of Koper

Slovenia’s port of Koper has reinforced its position as the largest container port in the Adriatic as new services from Egypt provide an upsurge in reefer traffic. Terminal operator Luka Koper handled a record 844,000 teu and 749,000 cars in 2016. And,…

Damietta Port: An unprecedented increase in exports in 2016

Final data released for the movement of ships and cargo in Damietta Port has shown an increase in ships and cargo traffic at the port during 2016 compared to 2015. During 2016, an unprecedented increase in exports occurred, recoding 11.25…

DP World considers establishing dry port near Cairo, expanding investments in Egypt

DP World Group is considering the establishment of a dry port near Cairo that includes a logistic area, according to a statement released on Sunday. It is also considering the establishment of other ports around Egypt to benefit from its…

CMA CGM Rolls out Adrimed Express Line

CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, has announced the new service offer Adrimed Express which directly links the ports of the Adriatic Sea and Egypt.  This innovative, fast and reliable service links Egypt, Malta, Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. Thanks…

CMA CGM upgrades its offer between the Adriatic Sea and Egypt with the new ADRIMED EXPRESS line

CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce the new service offer ADRIMED EXPRESS which directly links the ports of the Adriatic Sea and Egypt. This innovative, fast and reliable service links Egypt, Malta, Croatia, Italy, and…

October witnesses a 22 % Increase in Cargo Handling in Port of Damietta

214 vessels were received in Port of Damietta during last October compared to 190 ships the same month of last year recording a 13 percent uptick in ship traffic as indicated by Port of Damietta authority's Information Center Monthly Report…

China Harbor signs MOU On New CT with Damietta Port

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed yesterday 9th of October 2016 between Port of Damietta Authority and China Harbor for the setup of Damietta Port's 2nd Container Terminal.  The new terminal is planned to comprise berths totaling 2225 meters with…

“Best Commercial Port” Award for Port of Damietta

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…

 


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February 8th, 2017
New reefer traffic pumps up box volumes at port of Koper
Slovenia’s port of Koper has reinforced its position as the largest container port in the Adriatic as new services from Egypt provide an upsurge in reefer traffic. Terminal operator Luka Koper handled a record 844,000 teu and 749,000 cars in 2016. And, according to Luka Koper sales and marketing manager Milena Jerman, the port enjoyed growing perishable cargo flows as more shippers recognised the benefits of the strategically located port. “Besides our traditional clients, we gained new customers from Egypt with more container lines calling and improved transit times,” she told The Coolstar. “The biggest rise in imports were Egyptian fruits and vegetables, and particularly grapes where we handled 1,200 40ft reefer containers within just six weeks.” Koper now has six shipping lines… More....
January 18th, 2017
Damietta Port: An unprecedented increase in exports in 2016
Final data released for the movement of ships and cargo in Damietta Port has shown an increase in ships and cargo traffic at the port during 2016 compared to 2015. During 2016, an unprecedented increase in exports occurred, recoding 11.25 million tons, at an increase of 53.1 percent compared to 2015. ship Movement also achieved an increase of 9 percent totaling 2582 vessels  compared to 2368 ship in 2015. Cargo throughput  was  up to 32 million tons in 2016 compared to 28.6 million tons in 2015, an increase of 12%. 810,000 TEUs were handled in 2016 recording an increase of 13 percent against  719,000 TEUs the previous year. Source: DPA Staff More....
January 2nd, 2017
DP World considers establishing dry port near Cairo, expanding investments in Egypt
DP World Group is considering the establishment of a dry port near Cairo that includes a logistic area, according to a statement released on Sunday. It is also considering the establishment of other ports around Egypt to benefit from its geographic location. Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil said in the statement that a delegation of the group will visit Egypt soon to hold talks about possible investments. The group wants to invest in developing the infrastructure of Egyptian ports and establishing free zones around the country. Kabil added during his meeting with Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairperson and CEO of the group, that the relation between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been highly developed during… More....
December 6th, 2016
CMA CGM Rolls out Adrimed Express Line
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, has announced the new service offer Adrimed Express which directly links the ports of the Adriatic Sea and Egypt.  This innovative, fast and reliable service links Egypt, Malta, Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. Thanks to a call in Malta, a CMA CGM group’s hub, efficient transshipment connections are offered to worldwide markets.  This service, which is especially designed for perishable goods transportation in reefer containers, offers the best transit times on the market between the Adriatic Sea and Egypt.  Thus CMA CGM links Alexandria Old Port in Egypt to Rijeka in Croatia in 6 days, Trieste in Italy in 7 days, and Koper in Slovenia in 9 days.  From the Adriatic Sea to Egypt,… More....
December 1st, 2016
CMA CGM upgrades its offer between the Adriatic Sea and Egypt with the new ADRIMED EXPRESS line
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce the new service offer ADRIMED EXPRESS which directly links the ports of the Adriatic Sea and Egypt. This innovative, fast and reliable service links Egypt, Malta, Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. Thanks to a call in Malta, a CMA CGM group’s hub, efficient transshipment connections are offered to worldwide markets. This service, which is especially designed for perishable goods transportation in reefer containers, offers the best transit times on the market between the Adriatic Sea and Egypt. Thus CMA CGM links Alexandria Old Port in Egypt to Rijeka in Croatia in 6 days, Trieste in Italy in 7 days, and Koper in Slovenia in 9 days. From the Adriatic Sea… More....
November 17th, 2016
October witnesses a 22 % Increase in Cargo Handling in Port of Damietta
214 vessels were received in Port of Damietta during last October compared to 190 ships the same month of last year recording a 13 percent uptick in ship traffic as indicated by Port of Damietta authority's Information Center Monthly Report . In the same context, cargo handling and container handling achieved a nice increase of 22 percent  and 19 percent respectively in October 2016 compared to same period the previous  year. Generally, the ten months of the year 2016 (January-October) have shown a remarkable bloom in ship and cargo traffic in Damietta compared to the corresponding period of 2015.Same tempo of increase is expected to continue till end of the year.  to view the Report click Here Source: DPA Staff More....
October 10th, 2016
China Harbor signs MOU On New CT with Damietta Port
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed yesterday 9th of October 2016 between Port of Damietta Authority and China Harbor for the setup of Damietta Port's 2nd Container Terminal.  The new terminal is planned to comprise berths totaling 2225 meters with 17 meters depth and stacking space of 700 000 m2.Project implementation period is 24 months. In parallel to project execution, Port of Damietta Authority will be launching an international tender to select  a highly qualified International CT operator.  The Chinese Bank is scheduled to finance 85 percent of project cost, while Port of Damietta Authority will have complete ownership of the terminal.  Feasibility studies conducted in this regard confirm market and economic effectiveness of the new terminal which will greatly enhance… More....
September 28th, 2016
“Best Commercial Port” Award for Port of Damietta
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… More....
September 21st, 2016
DP World London Gateway Adds New Shipping Service
CMA CGM’s North European Mediterranean Oceania (NEMO) and Hapag Lloyd’s Europe, Australia Express (EAX) combined service will begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port in early January 2017, with CMA CGM’s Rossini as the first to call on the service. In addition to four port calls at cities in Australia, the service will provide the port with more direct links between Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Malta and Italy. The full NEMO/EAX service loop into the UK from Australia comprises: Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Singapore, Port Kelang, Chennai, Colombo, Cochin, Damietta, Malta, Salerno and DP World London Gateway. Outbound of the UK, the NEMO/EAX service loop comprises: Rotterdam, Hamburg, Le Havre, Fos Sur Mer, Genoa, Damietta, Pointe Des… More....
September 20th, 2016
30% of Hanjin ships unloaded
About one third of the container ships operated by near-bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co. have completed their cargo unloading at ports around the globe as of Sunday, the troubled shipper said Monday, with 34 container ships still stranded at sea. Of the 97 container ships operated by the financially shaky shipper, 28 have unloaded goods. Hanjin Shipping said it is also in negotiations to begin unloading in New York, Singapore and Mexico next week. Hanjin Shipping is also set to return a total of 17 ships to their owners in the coming weeks as they plan to end leasing contracts. Meanwhile, Korean Air Lines Co., the largest shareholder of Hanjin, is still undecided on whether to provide its pledged 60 billion… More....


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