Damietta Port is ready to accommodate giant ships and apply JIT

After the recent efforts exerted by Damietta Port authority (DPA) to deepen the navigational channel to 16 meters, the turning circle and the container berths to 15.5 meters ,Damietta  Port  is now ready to accommodate giant container vessels up to…

DPA Board of Directors Follows up Construction of Multi-Purpose Terminal

Cpt tarek Shahin, DPA Chairman  and Board of Directors have paid a visit to  port terminals particularly the multi-purpose terminal which is due to be opened soon. Shahin briefed visitors on the terminal  characteristics, which has been built according to…

DPA Attends FAL Periodical Meeting in London

DPA participated as a member of the Egyptian delegation to the periodical meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), , at its 43rd  session held in London, among representatives of the other…

Bourbon Marine & Logistics Explores Possible Investments in Damietta Port

Tarek Shahin ,DPA Chairman, received a delegation from Bourbon Marine & Logistics ,and Triangle Trading & Engineering Company, to discuss Bourbon's thoughts to establish a logistics terminal to provide services for oil and gas vessels. The delegation reviewed port capabilities…

DPA to Adopt “Just In Time” for Ship Operations

In line with the directives of the Transport Minister Eng. Kamel El Wazir to develop marine ports and services to maximize the role of maritime transport in supporting the national economy, Damietta Port Authority (DPA)has completed a study to gauge…

DPA Hosted MedPA Committee Meeting

Damietta Port Authority (DPA) has received the first meeting of Med Ports Association's Committee of (Relations with International Institutions). Port of Damietta is the sole Egyptian port to sign MedPA founding convention. Cpt tarek Shahin, DPA Chairman has welcomed the…

Dutch Van Oord Shows Interest in Working in Port of Damietta

Cpt. Tarek Shahin, Damietta Port Authority (DPA) Chairman received a delegation from the leading Dutch marine services provider  Van Oord, Wadi El Nile For Contracting & Real Estate Investments and The Egyptian Ports Development Group (EPDG). The Meeting discussed how…

Koper Port to Discuss Possible Cooperation with Damietta Port

OPS a key point of discussion Based on the memorandum of understanding signed by Damietta Port Authority (DPA) and Slovenian port of Koper, and in line with Egyptian government's plans to boost exports to the European markets, Tarek Shahin ,DPA…

 


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May 14th, 2019
Damietta Port is ready to accommodate giant ships and apply JIT
After the recent efforts exerted by Damietta Port authority (DPA) to deepen the navigational channel to 16 meters, the turning circle and the container berths to 15.5 meters ,Damietta  Port  is now ready to accommodate giant container vessels up to 14,000 TEU , and 15 meters draft. DPA Chairman Cpt. Tarek Shahin confirmed Damietta Port is now in the forefront  Eastern Mediterranean ports, especially after being set to implement the "Just In Time Operation" on the operation of ships in the port , which aims to reach zero waiting at the port's outside waiting area. Noteworthy that  Damietta Port was the first Egyptian port to introduce OPS technique in providing electric power to berthing vessels. This procedure has raised Damietta's… More....
April 23rd, 2019
DPA Board of Directors Follows up Construction of Multi-Purpose Terminal
Cpt tarek Shahin, DPA Chairman  and Board of Directors have paid a visit to  port terminals particularly the multi-purpose terminal which is due to be opened soon. Shahin briefed visitors on the terminal  characteristics, which has been built according to the latest technologies in the field of ship services and is viewed as a big addition to Damietta Port capabilities. Source: DPA Staff More....
April 23rd, 2019
DPA Attends FAL Periodical Meeting in London
DPA participated as a member of the Egyptian delegation to the periodical meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), , at its 43rd  session held in London, among representatives of the other 121 IMO Member States. Discussions focused on the proposed amendments to the maritime facilitation agreement among delegates of member states and how to implement the seven FAL models addressing : public acknowledgment, ship supplies data, ship inventory, crew baggage, crew list, passenger list, Dangerous Cargo list  in its new electronic format. DPA participation underlines our strong commitment  to adopt all IMO resolutions. Source : DPA Staff More....
April 10th, 2019
Bourbon Marine & Logistics Explores Possible Investments in Damietta Port
Tarek Shahin ,DPA Chairman, received a delegation from Bourbon Marine & Logistics ,and Triangle Trading & Engineering Company, to discuss Bourbon's thoughts to establish a logistics terminal to provide services for oil and gas vessels. The delegation reviewed port capabilities and advantages with DPA chairman and then inspected the proposed sites for the project . Bourbon is an  international service provider which offers high quality services to leading actors in the oil industry, in all areas of operation: continental and deep offshore. Bourbon owns a modern fleet of more than 508 vessels , 29 operating affiliates and has operations in 45 countries worldwide. This Marseilles-based  Co. is ICB classified in the oil services sector . DPA Staff More....
April 10th, 2019
DPA to Adopt “Just In Time” for Ship Operations
In line with the directives of the Transport Minister Eng. Kamel El Wazir to develop marine ports and services to maximize the role of maritime transport in supporting the national economy, Damietta Port Authority (DPA)has completed a study to gauge how to implement Just In Time  (JIT) in ship operations in collaboration with  port community. DPA has had a coordination meeting with representatives of stevedoring companies, shipping agents, General Authority for Export & Import Control, Damietta Customs and Navigation Chamber to discuss this new concept which aims to reach zero level at outside port anchorage . According to JIT, the shipping agent has  to submit a vessel berthing request, reporting  the arrival date of the vessel not less than 72… More....
March 21st, 2019
DPA Hosted MedPA Committee Meeting
Damietta Port Authority (DPA) has received the first meeting of Med Ports Association's Committee of (Relations with International Institutions). Port of Damietta is the sole Egyptian port to sign MedPA founding convention. Cpt tarek Shahin, DPA Chairman has welcomed the committee members who came from ports of Marseille ,Valencia and Spanish Ports Authority . Committee President from Port of Venice and representative of the French Port of Pastia  have joined the meeting through Video conferencing. Sahin presented a number of Damietta Port's advantages and marked contributions to regional and global shipping  besides the port's commitment to international maritime regulations. The meeting has handled possible ways of cooperation among member ports especially in training, relations to regional associations and international organizations.… More....
March 21st, 2019
Dutch Van Oord Shows Interest in Working in Port of Damietta
Cpt. Tarek Shahin, Damietta Port Authority (DPA) Chairman received a delegation from the leading Dutch marine services provider  Van Oord, Wadi El Nile For Contracting & Real Estate Investments and The Egyptian Ports Development Group (EPDG). The Meeting discussed how far these three companies can work in the project of dredging  Damietta Port 's Navigational Passage and Turning Basin to -19 meters plus developing port's water breakers in order to cope with future projects. The convening parties talked about the possibility to manage the dredging project through a soft loan from a Dutch Bank  after making necessary technical studies. DPA is currently preparing the project's tender documents and Van Oord said it is willing to join the tender. Source :… More....
March 14th, 2019
Koper Port to Discuss Possible Cooperation with Damietta Port
OPS a key point of discussion Based on the memorandum of understanding signed by Damietta Port Authority (DPA) and Slovenian port of Koper, and in line with Egyptian government's plans to boost exports to the European markets, Tarek Shahin ,DPA Chairman, received a delegation including representatives of the Slovenian port of Koper, shipping chambers ,The Federation of Freight Forwarders, railway operators, IT companies, Slovenian navigation companies and the representative of the Slovenian Embassy in Cairo on their first visit to Damietta to discuss aspects of bilateral cooperation . The head of the Slovenian delegation expressed his great interest in visiting Damietta Port and to identify its potentials ,current and future projects .The delegation showed  interest in enhancing cooperation between the… More....
March 12th, 2019
DPA to Host Med Ports Association Meeting Next Week
The next meeting of MED Ports Association's  Committee of "Relations with International Institutions" will be held in Damietta Port, Egypt  Wednesday, March 20th . Damietta Port Authority (DPA) is a founding member of The MEDPort Association which includes 20 of key European and Arab ports on the Mediterranean Sea. The Association aims to defend the interests of the Mediterranean ports in international relations , to study issues related to port activities and the maritime transport and initiate new trade lines among member ports. The meeting is expected to discuss the signing of MOUs with a number of international institutions, like The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and what is next for the med ports on the international level.… More....
March 6th, 2019
PSA discusses aspects of cooperation with Damietta Port
Capt. Tarek Shaheen, DPA Chairman received a delegation from PSA International  to discuss mutual cooperation between the two sides over future projects in Damietta Port. The delegation expressed their admiration for the recent boom in Damietta port and showed their interest to have joint cooperation in container handling. Noteworthy that PSA International is one of the world's largest port operators which shares with port authorities worldwide the development and operation of projects, especially in the container area. DPA Staff More....


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