The Ministry of Transportation announced that the flag on the latest three tugboats that joined recently to the fleet maritime services units in Damietta port will be raised.
These tugs were built by the Egyptian Ship Repairs and Building Company. The tensile strength of each of them reaches 60 tons and has a speed of 12 knots, a length of 35 each meters, a width of 11.5 meters, and a sink of 5.30 meters. The tugs are equipped with a fire-fighting system and advanced navigational equipment.
The Ministry confirmed that the three tugboats were contracted to keep pace with the current increase in receiving liquefied gas transport ships from the liquefaction zone in the port. There is also the expected increase in container ships of new generations with the start opening of the container terminal, “Tahya Misr 1.”
The Ministry of Transportation continues implement the project to construct the Tahya Misr 1 container terminal, which has a maximum capacity of more than 4 million TEUs and its berth length 1970 meters, with a depth of 18 meters, in addition to a backyard with an area 910 thousand square meters.
It is a part of the construction of the integrated Damietta Logistics Corridor, which includes an integrated system for multimodal transport of containers which applies the latest system for multimodal technology. That is for serving the movement of Egyptian exports and keeps pace with the increasing movement of containers handled in ports. It is a project that will transform Damietta Port into a global center for transit containers in the Mediterranean.
A project to develop and raise the efficiency of the eastern breakwater is being implemented by adding an extension of 1565 meters and establishing a new western breakwater. It has a length of 3600 meters in order to reduce annual maintenance expenses and reduce silting rates.
The site of the construction of the new multi-purpose Tahya Misr 2 station project behind the western barrier is inspected with berths length of 3320 meters, depth of 17 meters and a back yard of approximately one million meter square, which will contribute to increasing the handling capacity by 24 million tons annually to meet the expected increase in the handling of goods in the port.
Contributed by Israa Farhan