Eurogate, Contship Italia sign up to develop Damietta terminal

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GERMAN port operator Eurogate and its affiliate Contship Italia have signed a MoU with Damietta Port Authority that covers a new deep sea container terminal, a railway line, dry port and distribution centre in a single turnkey development,

The Egyptian Ministry of Transport envisages a strong boost for the exports through the new improved hinterland connections and DC/dry port activities. The container terminal should become operational by the end of 2022.

The MoU was signed by Cecilia Battistello-Eckelmann for Contship, Thomas Eckelmann for Eurogate and Egypt's Minister for Transport Lt-Gen Kamel El-Wazir, reports UK's WorldCargo News.

The existing container terminal, operated by state-owned Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Company, is capable of handling vessels up to 14,000 TEU.

Source: Schendet

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