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…

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…

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…

ExxonMobil Probes Potentials for Gas & Oil Services in Damietta Port

Damietta Port Authority (DPA) Chairman, Cpt. Tarek Shahin met with ExxonMobil delegation to discuss their interest in exploring the possibility to establish a logistic support center in Damietta Port for servicing oil and gas fields.   Both sides looked over…

DPA in MEDports Association& Forum

Tarek Shahin, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA) participated in the activities of the General Assembly of the MEDports Association and MEDports Forum which took place in Marseille, France from 24 to 25 June 2019. The meeting began with introducing…

Damietta Port in EMMC Lebanon 2019

Tarik Shahin, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority participated in the activities of the Mediterranean Maritime Mediterranean Conference (EMMC 2019), which took place in Beirut, Lebanon from 19 to 20 June 2019, under the patronage of  the Prime Minister of Lebanon,…

 


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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....
July 17th, 2019
ExxonMobil Probes Potentials for Gas & Oil Services in Damietta Port
Damietta Port Authority (DPA) Chairman, Cpt. Tarek Shahin met with ExxonMobil delegation to discuss their interest in exploring the possibility to establish a logistic support center in Damietta Port for servicing oil and gas fields.   Both sides looked over port capabilities particularly its unique location near recent oil discoveries and gas fields in the Mediterranean, the available multimodal transport facilities which translate into a competitive edge setting Damietta in front of other national ports.   Shahin welcomed the delegation and confirmed readiness to offer all possible facilities to support the new project stressing the fact that Damietta Port does entertain a wonderful package of strong infrastructure tied with wide expertise in such projects. He also pointed out that global… More....
June 26th, 2019
DPA in MEDports Association& Forum
Tarek Shahin, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority (DPA) participated in the activities of the General Assembly of the MEDports Association and MEDports Forum which took place in Marseille, France from 24 to 25 June 2019. The meeting began with introducing new members, presenting the semi-annual reports and projects of the six subcommittees and reviewing the executive steps for the establishing a website of the association. Shahin participated in the seminar entitled "Mediterranean Ports Initiatives and Efforts in the Face of Environmental Challenges", which tackled issues like the blue economy and the green ports, and the role of Mediterranean ports in international shipping. The discussions also addressed the objectives and the constraints of the transformation into green energy sources within the… More....
June 19th, 2019
Damietta Port in EMMC Lebanon 2019
Tarik Shahin, Chairman of Damietta Port Authority participated in the activities of the Mediterranean Maritime Mediterranean Conference (EMMC 2019), which took place in Beirut, Lebanon from 19 to 20 June 2019, under the patronage of  the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri. The conference highlighted the achievements of the Eastern Mediterranean region in the maritime sector and the challenge it is facing. It also tackled the readiness of the ports of the region as pivotal ports, the future of the offshore sector and the importance of training and developing the efficiency of the human element in the maritime sector. Shahin also participated as a speaker in the second axis of the conference entitled "The readiness and sustainability of the ports… More....
June 9th, 2019
DPA Inaugurates a New Multi- Purpose Terminal
Minister of Transport, Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, announced the completion of a new multi-purpose terminal in Damietta Port at an investment cost of LE 1.365 billion. The new terminal has been established under the supervision of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority (AFEA) and implemented by a number of Egyptian national companies. The multi-purpose terminal includes  a 630 meters long,17 meters deep berth and is equipped with a backyard area of 50,000 square meters with anticipated capacity of about 4 million tons per year. Al-Wazir highlighted a number of project advantages such as being equipped with all necessary facilities to serve ships and cargoes including seawater firefighting pumps, rainwater drainage, facilities for feeding ships with fresh water and supplying ships with electricity… More....
May 29th, 2019
MIASO To Build 4 Tractor Tugboats for DPA
Within the framework of national directives to develop ports of Egypt  and the services provided to maximize the benefit of maritime transport in support of the national economy, DPA Chairman ,Cpt. Tarek Shahin has signed a contract with Major General Hosam El-Din kotb, representative of the Marine Industries and Services Organization (MIASO) ,affiliated to the Egyptian Defense Ministry to construct and supply four new Tractor Tugboats for Damietta Port. The new deal which will be handed over to DPA in two years, comes as a response to the growing demand on Damietta Port services due to recent infrastructure updates and new projects that will start working in the near future. Cpt. Tarek Shahin said that the four Tugboats are  tractor… More....


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Damietta port attends East Mediterranean Maritime Conference (EMMC 2019) : Beirut, Lebanon (PortSEurope) July 3, 2019 –…


Damietta port attends MEDports Forum in Marseille : Marseille, France (PortSEurope) July 3, 2019 –…