Our team at the Port of Ain Sokhna – Egypt’s primary logistics gateway on the Red Sea – has been managing operations at the terminal since 2008. Since then, they’ve been transforming the port’s into one of the largest, most efficient trade gateways in the country.Read More
Through an investment of $520 million (USD) the terminal has expanded to include a second basin and 350 000m2 container yard – resulting in an annual capacity of 1.75 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units).
The port’s position just below the southern entrance to the Suez Canal, on the Red Sea, makes it strategically located to handle cargo transiting through one of the world's busiest commercial waterways. It is located at the heart of the vitally important East-West trade route.
DP World in Sokhna is a part of DP World’s global network that spans 69 countries, made up of logistics terminals, marine services, ports and economic zones.
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The width of the access channel is 350m, sufficient for double-lane navigation. The harbour basin has a depth of 17m, sufficient for container vessels exceeding 8,000 TEU and bulk carries of up to 150,000 DWT.
Current facilities include a container terminal, general cargo/Ro-Ro terminal, bulk terminal and a livestock terminal. The construction of a second basin, together with jetty and liquid bulk facilities is well underway. Construction of specialist warehousing, in support of industries located outside the port, are also underway.
There are opportunities for industry to locate at the port. Two major industrial projects are already located at the port taking advantage of its facilities; a sugar refinery, together with a livestock feedlot and slaughterhouse. Other projects are also under construction.
2020: In addition to expanding its facilities, DP World Sokhna aims to attract further industries to be located at the port.
By 2020 DP World Sokhna plans to develop into an administrative and management nodal-center, acting as a hub for product transport chains.
The port will provide all the necessary and most modern infrastructure, facilities and services.
In addition to the most advanced information and communications systems required to guide the most efficient flow of goods.