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Minister of Transport Meets Heads of Maritime Transport Sector at Alexandria Port

Atef Abd El-Hamied , minister of transport arrived yesterday morning Alexandria port which considered his first visit for Egyptian ports, at which Rear Adm./ said Hedayet Alexandria port chairman was in his reception, the visit started by a meeting at the chairman office followed by a meeting at port conference hall attended by heads of Egyptian ports & Rear Adm./ Mohamed Essam El-Din Abd El-Moneim head of maritime transport sector, at which they have watched a presentation about the port showing development plan & new projects of the port. The minister stressed on importance of development & rising efficiency of ports & maritime transport sector, hereafter the minister started a field tour for the port by visiting passengers maritime terminal, at which he pointed out to finish all procedures concerning its operation, then he visited the first & sixth zones which are currently under development with a cost of 45 million L.E, he also visited the Egyptian authority of maritime safety at which he was greeted by Rear Adm./ Mostafa Wahba, head of the authority. The minister also visited the radio tower followed by a visit for the new berth no.68 which will be inaugurated soon at which the berth total length is 231 m & depth of 12 m with a back yard with an area of 21 thousands meter square dedicated for general cargo, he also visited berths of coal & grains, after that he directed to El-Dekheila port at which he followed up a presentation of El-Dekheila port, followed by visiting constructions & berths of coal, iron & grains then visiting the current breakwater which was established with a cost of 74 million L.E. At last the minster, his accompanied delegation & heads of port authorities ended the field tour by attending the party in honor which was organized by Alexandria port authority for Rear Adm./ Mohamed Essam El-Din Abd El-Moneim, the former chairman of Alexandria port & the current president of maritime transport sector.     The general department for public relations    10-4-2011


Spokesman of the Greek government:
Establishment of shipping line connecting Egypt & Greece soon
Amazed by January revolution & Egypt moves forward

George Petalotis , Greek government spokesman & deputy minister of internal affairs , declared about oncoming establishment of shipping line with average of 36 hours duration linking Alexandria (Egypt) with Alexandroupolis (Greece), which reflects readiness of both countries to duplicate the trade volume & increasing of Greek investment flowing also tourism activation , that came through the meeting held the day before yesterday by the Greek government  spokesman on his visit to Egypt which lasted for 2 days to participate in the ceremony of Greek national day.
Petalotis after his return to Greece assured that he will carry a message for his people expressing how much safe & peace he found in Egypt during his visit, & encouraging tourists to visit Egypt to participate in tourism activation & working on recovery of Egypt from this crisis, he also added that Greece intend to encourage the yearly student tourism for Egypt instead of European countries. He also added that there is an international commercial tourism exhibition that will held in Komotini, Greece which will be participated by the Egyptian embassy at Athena as strong representative for the Egyptian tourism, also to stand on what can Balkans countries present in this field.
Petalotis also added that Egypt must work on utilization of the great change by the revolution, also utilizing the democratic climate going in the country to use Greece as a port for the Egyptian exports to Europe, at which there are several fields to increase the cooperation between Egypt & Greece, cause Greece is a member in European union & it has a great experience in utilization of Europe fund programs across boarders in all fields, which can be utilized by Egypt in a good way.

Al-Khbar newspaper   5-4-2011


Party in Honor of Rear Adm. / Said Hedayet in Damietta

Rear Adm. / Ibrahim Fleifel, chairman of Damietta port has established a party last week in honoring the former chairman of Damietta port Rear Adm. / said Hedayet who assigned recently as a chairman for Alexandria port, the party attended by several heads of maritime transport. The party in honor praised the efforts done by Hedayet in developing the port during his presidency period, also he was gifted the port shield appreciation to his generous efforts which qualified him to take the chairmanship of Alexandria port one of the largest Egyptian ports.   26-3-2011



Arrival of 1310 Sudanese from Libya to Alexandria Port

Alexandria port received on Wednesday the vessel Azzurra raising flag of Saint Vincent coming from Tripoli carrying aboard 1310 Sudanese living in Libya.
Rear Adm./ said Hedayet Alexandria port chairman & armed forces were  in their reception also the ambassador of Sudan“Abd El-Rahman Ser El-Khetm”, all
 procedures of their arrival was been donequickly to facilitate their travel to their country, several buses was in their reception to move them by land till Abu Simbel then to Sudan by river transport.  17-3-2011  

News source: Alexandria Port Authority


Launching of 2 vessels for supporting commercial exchange traffic & linking Egypt with Nile basin countries

2 vessels (Watanya 203, Watanya 204) were launched yesterday, which were built in Alexandria shipyard co. which follows marine industries & services authority of ministry of defense, that comes through the efforts of armed forces to contribute in country comprehensive redevelopment & supporting the commercial exchange across Nile. Maged Farag head of the holding company for river & land transport facilities, said that the 2 vessels (Watanya 203, Watanya 204) are the third & fourth vessels joining a huge fleet composing of 30 vessels operating in river transportation, he also added that this step comes to activate river navigation.   14-3-2011

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