Damietta port takes Protective measures to cushion against Corona virus

According to clear directives from rear admiral waled awad dpa chairman, port officials are working hard to keep the port as immune and safe as ever. Sterilization extends to every part in the port including facilities, buildings and utilities to…

New Damietta and Tatheer 4 join DPA’s Marine Services Fleet

To go ahead with updating its marine services fleet to better provide marine services in accordance with green ports requirements ,DPA has acquired two new marine units. Rear Admiral / Waled Awad, Chairman of DPA, hoisted the flags on the…

Crew of the Chinese ship YANGZE 7 quarantined at Damietta Port

DAP decided to quarantine the crew of the Chinese ship YANGZE7 coming from Hong Kong  carrying 45000 tons of steel, as part of national efforts to prevent Corona Virus from entering Egypt. DPA and relevant authorities took security measures on…

Internal Quality Auditing by Lloyd’s Register at Damietta Port Authority

Lloyds Register Authority (LR) has carried out an auditing  to ensure that DPA is complying with global quality standards and that the specifications of its quality certificates (ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001: 2007) are fully observed.…

Marine Pollution Prevention Drill in Damietta Port

In continuation of the efforts exerted to raise the efficiency of the human element and to ensure the complete readiness of individuals and equipment to confront crises, DPA carried out practical training on marine pollution control, in a prototype scenario…

Italian Port of Bari and Chamber of Commerce visit Damietta Port

Admiral / Walid Awad, DPA Chairman, received an Italian delegation from the Italian port of Bari, Italian Chamber of Commerce and a number of Italian logistics companies to discuss the possibility of cooperation in the field of supplying  ships with…

Damietta Port wins the Best Marine Environment Protection Award for 2019

Damietta Port won the award of the best Egyptian commercial port in Marine Environment Protection for this year. A ceremony was held at Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria under the patronage and attendance of Minister of Transport Lt. Gen. Engineer /…

MOU Between Ministry of Transport and Leading European Partners

Minister of Transport Lt. Gen. Kamel El-Wazir has witnessed the signing of a MOU between the Egyptian Ministry of Transport represented by Damietta Port Authority (DPA) and major European and German-based companies Contship Italia and Eurogate  in the field of…

 


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March 25th, 2020
Damietta port takes Protective measures to cushion against Corona virus
According to clear directives from rear admiral waled awad dpa chairman, port officials are working hard to keep the port as immune and safe as ever. Sterilization extends to every part in the port including facilities, buildings and utilities to tackle any potential Corona virus attack. More....
February 18th, 2020
New Damietta and Tatheer 4 join DPA’s Marine Services Fleet
To go ahead with updating its marine services fleet to better provide marine services in accordance with green ports requirements ,DPA has acquired two new marine units. Rear Admiral / Waled Awad, Chairman of DPA, hoisted the flags on the new pilot ship  (New Damietta) and anti-pollution boat (Tatheer 4), announcing the inclusion of the newly acquired united into DPA service fleet. New Damietta is 15.30 m long, 5.20 m wide and with a draft of  1.35 m. It is equipped with 2 motors , 400 hp capacity each, with a speed of 20 knots and a load capacity of 18 tons. Tatheer 4, is 17 m long, 5 m wide and with a draft of  1.7 m. It is… More....
February 6th, 2020
Crew of the Chinese ship YANGZE 7 quarantined at Damietta Port
DAP decided to quarantine the crew of the Chinese ship YANGZE7 coming from Hong Kong  carrying 45000 tons of steel, as part of national efforts to prevent Corona Virus from entering Egypt. DPA and relevant authorities took security measures on the ship and dealt with its 21 crew members of Chinese and other south eastern nationalities, while wearing protective suits. DPA Chairman ordered prompt handling of the case. Necessary quarantine measures were taken at highest levels and  all crew members were tested and proved negative to Corona Virus. The vessel then was allowed to proceed with cargo discharging. As a precautionary measure, the port authorities request a copy of the medical reports of the crew of any ship coming from… More....
January 28th, 2020
Internal Quality Auditing by Lloyd’s Register at Damietta Port Authority
Lloyds Register Authority (LR) has carried out an auditing  to ensure that DPA is complying with global quality standards and that the specifications of its quality certificates (ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001: 2007) are fully observed. Lloyd's Register Authority, is one of the largest global quality granting and supervisory bodies. Over a period of three days, all port activities were measured and  efficiency of departments in dealing with various situations tested. Rear Admiral/ Walid Awad, Chairman of DPA, clarified that the success of the Authority in passing the internal  quality auditing is due to continuous training , attention to the human element upgrading, efficiency of the infrastructure, and continuous calibration of equipment to maintain its efficiency.… More....
January 1st, 2020
Marine Pollution Prevention Drill in Damietta Port
In continuation of the efforts exerted to raise the efficiency of the human element and to ensure the complete readiness of individuals and equipment to confront crises, DPA carried out practical training on marine pollution control, in a prototype scenario that the water surface is exposed to pollution. The training started with a communiqué to the Authority's Operations and Crisis Management Center, that an oil spill has occurred  on the water surface in front of the marine services berth. immediately, contacts made with relevant DPA departments and  the Environmental Affairs. Specialized marine units were deployed  to tackle the situation. The units were able to clean the oil spill and discharge it into the oil pollutants reception facility. DPA Staff More....
October 23rd, 2019
Italian Port of Bari and Chamber of Commerce visit Damietta Port
Admiral / Walid Awad, DPA Chairman, received an Italian delegation from the Italian port of Bari, Italian Chamber of Commerce and a number of Italian logistics companies to discuss the possibility of cooperation in the field of supplying  ships with LNG and necessary infrastructure, In addition to knowing closely about the potentials of  LNG facilities working in the port of Damietta. The meeting was attended by representatives of the port community and a number of agencies and companies operating in the port. Awad explained that supplying ships with liquefied natural gas is compatible with the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Transport to convert Egyptian ports into green ports for the positive impact on the surrounding environment. It is worth… More....
September 30th, 2019
Damietta Port wins the Best Marine Environment Protection Award for 2019
Damietta Port won the award of the best Egyptian commercial port in Marine Environment Protection for this year. A ceremony was held at Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria under the patronage and attendance of Minister of Transport Lt. Gen. Engineer / Kamel Al-Wazir,to celebrate the 2019  World Maritime Day  under the theme (Empowering Women in Maritime community). Rear Admiral / Walid Awad DPA Chairman ,received the trophy and certificate of appreciation. Many maritime figures attended the ceremony including  Chief of Maritime Transport Sector, the Governor of Alexandria, the President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Maritime Transport Leaders and Port chairmen. More....
September 11th, 2019
MOU Between Ministry of Transport and Leading European Partners
Minister of Transport Lt. Gen. Kamel El-Wazir has witnessed the signing of a MOU between the Egyptian Ministry of Transport represented by Damietta Port Authority (DPA) and major European and German-based companies Contship Italia and Eurogate  in the field of Container handling terminals, dry ports and logistics. The MOU aims to set up the biggest logistic system in Africa and the Middle East including  a container terminal in Damietta Port, a railway line , a dry port and a cargo distribution area with a total investment of € 750 million as a first phase. El-wazir stated that the MOU looks for cooperation to set up a business model for the project implementation to achieve the economic development of Damietta Port… More....
July 31st, 2019
OAL to Increase Activities In Damietta Port
In light of the directives of the Minister of Transport Engineer / Kamel Al-Wazir to strengthen relations between ports of Egypt and international shipping lines, DPA Chairman, Cpt. Tarek Shahin, received a delegation from ORIENT ASIA LINES (OAL) and their Shipping Agent Kadmar Navigation Group in a visit to develop relations with Damietta Port. Shahin surveyed a number of key developments  made lately at the port which were viewed by OAL as a catalyst for more ties with Damietta Port. It is worth mentioning that OAL is one of the most important international shipping lines in Hong Kong that  deals with Damietta Port and it transports  about one million cubic meters of wood annually from East Asia Ports for furniture… More....
July 18th, 2019
DPA Applies JIT successfully in Berthing
Damietta Port Authority (DPA) will initiate berthing  of two general cargo ships expected within 24 hours , using Just In Time (JIT) technique. DPA Chairman, Cpt. Tarek Shahin said That JIT is  a system designed to perform all the required work on time, where the coming ships are notified of berthing and departing times. JIT aims to  reduce the vessel waiting time before entering the port, minimize harmful emissions from ships at port and cut down operating costs. According to JIT, The shipping agent is committed to submit a berthing request indicating ship arrival time not less than 72 hours and reconfirmation within  24 hours, while the stevedoring company is committed to finish all the freight requests’ procedures within 24… More....


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