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AD Ports signs agreement to develop Egypt’s Safaga Port

Photo: AD Ports Group Egyptian Officials sign the Safaga Port Agreement with an AD Ports representative (Credit AD Ports).jpg
His Excellency Lieutenant-General Engineer Kamel El-Wazir, Minister of Transport of Egypt attending the signing ceremony of the agreements between Red Sea Ports Authority, the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals Company, and AD Ports Group by (from right): Rear Admiral Abdel Qader Darwish, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals Company; Major General Mohamed Abdel Rahim, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Red Sea Ports Authority; and Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO of the Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group.
Abu Dhabi's AD Ports Group is to develop, operate, and manage a multi-purpose terminal at Safaga Port on Egypt's east coast as a part of a consortium.

The consortium in addition to AD Ports comprises the Red Sea Ports Authority and the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals Company, the commercial arm of the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation.

Safaga, a town 53 kilometres (33 miles) south of Hurghada, a major Egyptian tourism hub, exports phosphates from several mines, and also acts as a ferry point for Hajj pilgrims to Duba in Saudi Arabia.

“The multi-purpose terminal project in Safaga Port is an important national project due to its strategic location on the Red Sea. Upon completion in 2024, the terminal will offer berths of up to 1,000 meters capable of handling all types of general, dry and liquid bulk cargo,” AD Ports said.

AD Ports aims to provide port users with a wide range of marine services, including vessel traffic management, dangerous goods control, provision of navigation aids, fire prevention and firefighting, anchorage, dredging, as well as pilotage, towage, and mooring and unmooring solutions.

In March, AD Ports signed an agreement with the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals to jointly develop and operate Egypt’s Ain Sokhna Port.

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