DPA buttresses DCHC in Dredging Process

Within the framework of ongoing coordination between Damietta Port Authority (DPA)and Damietta Container and Cargo Handling Company (DCHC),and  according to the terminal’s  development plan to reach the market share projected ratio among the Mediterranean ports, DCHC is currently undertaking an ambitious project to reinforce and deepen its berths to reach a depth of 17 m, to accommodate  giant container ships . The project which is scheduled for 22 months, will be implemented in three stages starting 10/10/2018 .

DPA confirms full support to the container company during this project, which initially starts with  deepening and reinforcing   of berths (3-4) totaling  about 378 m in length, while container handling is proceeding steadily on the 700 m long berths 1-2 .

The Port Authority also allowed access to  berths 6-5 as an alternative solution to ensure container  handling operations are not affected by the dredging process . From the date of project startup in  10/10/2018 and till now container handling  is already functioning  at normal rates.

DCHC’s work coincides with DPA’s plan to dredge the Access Channel and Turning Basin to reach a draft compatible with DCHC’s targeted figure of 17 m .By this, DPA seeks to  buttress  future projects in the port through  enhancing  terminal competitive edge to receive giant containerships  ; a strategic step to keep the contracts with the shipping lines already working with the terminal and to attract further shipping lines.