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October 11, 2012

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Al Suez Canal Container Terminal is landed with success first portacontainer from 15.500 teu

Last year the terminal Egyptian has enlivened 3,2 million container

Some days before to Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), the terminal for containers of the port of Port Saïd managed from controlled joint venture from Dutch APM Terminals, is landed two portacontainer with cargo a unitary ability of 15.500 teu. Draft of experimental ports of call of ships so elevated ability to the terminal Egyptian, situated near the outlet in the Mediterranean of the Suez Canal, that they are carried to term with success.

The first berthing test is realized by Eleonora Maersk, with a draught of 14,9 meters, coming from the Red Sea, and the second one is executed by portacontainer Edith Maersk, long 397 meters and with a draught of 14,8 meters, that it has realized a turnabout in the basin of evolution with the assistance of three tugs.

“This - it has emphasized the managing director of SCCT, Klaus Laursen - is an important moment in the marine history Egyptian. Both the tests would not have been possible without the excellent cooperation and guide is from the Suez Canal Authority that of the Harbour Authority of Port Saïd”. “With the success of the two tests - it has added the operating director of the terminal, Jan Buijze - now SCCT is opened to ships of the length of 397 meters and the width of 56,4 meters (22 container)”.

Last year the terminal Egyptian has enlivened a traffic pairs to 3,2 million container teu. SCCT is participated with 55% of vital from APM the Terminal, with 20% from Chinese COSCO Pacific, with 10.3% from Suez Canal Authority, with 5% from National Bank of remaining Egypt and with 9.7% from private investor Egyptians.

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