Monday , 23 September 2019
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As part of an investment plan to increase its ability to face the challenges from neighbouring competitive ports, Egypt’s Port Said Container & Cargo Handling Co (PSCCHC) has allocated Egyptian Pounds 150m (US$22m) for investment this year despite the current political and economic challenges facing the country.

More investment for Port Said

As the main operator of West Port Said Container Terminal, PSCCHC recently took delivery of more container handling equipment comprising three forklifts (two Doosan 5 tonnes capacity and one Terex 32 tonne capacity) which started operations on March 5, 2013, with one ship-to shore gantry and six RTGs scheduled for delivery by the end of this year.

Recently completed dredging works alongside the container quay have increased the draught from 13.2 m to 14.5 m and the depth from 14 m to 16 m  “and we are ready to start upgrading and developing the quay wall in stages to allow the terminal to accommodate giant container ships approaching from the South (up to 14.6 m draught) and from the North (up to 14 m draught) by the end of the project,” said a company spokesman.