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Damietta Port ready to handle 14,000 teu vessels

Deepening works at Damietta Port Authority (DPA) has been completed, enabling the Egyptian port to handle container vessels of up to 14,000 teu in capacity and 15 m in draught.

The works deepened the navigational channel to 16 m and the turning circle and container berths to 15.5 m.

Captain Tarek Shahin, chairman of the DPA, claimed that Damietta Port is now at the forefront of ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, especially as it can implement Just-in-time (JIT) operations on ships at the ports, thus eliminating waiting times for vessels.

The port, which is 200 km north of Cairo, was the first Egyptian port to introduce the OPS technique for providing electric power to berthing vessels.