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Admiral/ Medhat  Atteya - The Chairman of Alexandria Port Authority
He Said in Al Ahram that we face smuggle operations and we cooperate to move the economic stagnation

Admiral/ Medhat  is a calm , deep thinking personality and he has the ability to take decision and experience which make him able to manage the most important port in the Mediterranean sea ,(Alexandria port .He is Admiral / Medhat Atteya The Chairman of Alexandria port Authority and we have made with him this dialogue).

In occasion of passing 50 years of the republic resolution to determine the jurisdictions the port – so what are the most important jurisdictions?

Alexandria port authority is responsible for alone to administrative ElDekheila and Alexandria ports according to the exist public policy to the ports of the republic in order to work easily and regularly and raise its level to the most level of efficiency in all activities. The port is responsible for also in constructing and maintaining the berth for mooring the ships , water breaks , waterways , widen , clarify and deepen the port , doing the operations of loading and unloading and interior transport in the port through the companies which work in the port .and it is also specializes to do the works of security and guarding in the customs barriers. Using , maintaining and administrate the maritime terminal, the lands and other constructions that own to authority or which had taken by the port to administrate it , doing the pilotage in the port. Imposing a tariff for the services which execute by the authority and the working companies in Alexandria port after certify it from the specialized minister and take his opinion about the dues and revenues that use in the port through other departments. And the Authority specializes to write the laws and systems which insure the work to continue without obstacles in the government.

What is the security port plan to face the smuggle operations?

We face the smuggle operations in continuance and organized from. And the laws are oblige to inspect 10% from any goods. We are in the port after revolution inspect nearly all goods. And these are clear instructions of the responsible in customs and concern department for the employees and the customs employees also has experience in these topic. So that they can know through previous experiences. The smuggled cargoes from drugs and others and they can know through many factor such as its price and in this case they can make group of police and customs to arrest illegal person. We have in the port a television control system with closed circles and advanced appliances to detect any rays , we have security plan to secure the ships , persons , and constructions and we participate with the maritime transport sector to have secure committee every month and coordinate with the maritime security institution , it is the certified department from IMO. To evaluate the security in ports utilities in A.R.E. and maritime security organization because the certified department to secure souls.

Did you execute single window to facilitate the work for the citizens?

We should differentiate between the single window and the electronic system and the single window system is studying now by country so it is formed a ministerial committee from three ministers and they are transport, Financial and , Trade and this committee had started actually its work and it had some branches committees and one from them its head is the vice chairman of Alexandria port authority . So we are in a single window and we are working in a planned frame in the country in this topic. To unify the efforts in the port and participate with all +efforts with their with all efforts with the colleague from the specialized ministers and nearly we will finish executing this system in airport and all over the country.

What  are the most important agreements with the authority? And what are their benefit actually?

Alexandria has achieved its tasks to be  a great gate in the middle east region through enhance and facilitate the world maritime for Egypt with the European countries through availability of competition port services and enhance the port capacity to satisfy the needs of customers in the future. From another side we are careful to sign cooperation protocols with the world's ports.
Through the international cooperation unit in the ministry of transport because these protocols put our steps in the map of world ports. and we have more than ten international agreements with the world ports and we benefit in the fields of information experiences , training and containers handling. We have cooperation with the European Bank , international maritime organizations and ISPS and others which increase the benefit from cooperation with these parties.
Near we will sign a new agreement with Valencia port in the field of cooperation, training and exchange experiences. And we have many cooperation protocols with many world Europeans .before we sign any agreement of protocols we should have the acceptance of specialized departments we should look at economic and national goal. And we should look at the benefits of these agreements because the important is the benefit of the agreement not from having many agreements only.

How could be the cooperation between the authority and specialized departments to move the economic stagnation?

We cooperate with other departments such as customs and the control of import and export and others. We try to reduce the waiting time of the ship in the port, we try to develop the offered services to our develop the offered services to our customers if they are local or internationals., we try also to develop the human in the port , we try to construct specialized terminals in high level and we started that actually . So we have in Alexandria and ElDekheila ports specialized terminals which owned to the country and others which able to world completion which activate the economic too. We cooperate with warehouses companies, shipyards, shipping chambers. Trade chamber and Alexandria governorate to achieve the public behalf to our country and remove all obstacles which block the investments.   El Ahram Newspaper 30-8-2016


Join El Dekhila port with the coast international road:

Dr/ Glal Mostafa - the minister of transport has watched the project to construct the free join to connect El Dekhila port with the coast international road. It is executing by the General Nile company for constructing the roads that follow the holding for roads projects.  El Gomhoria Newspaper  16-7-2016


Urgent procedures to get rid of the dangerous containers in Alexandria port:

Admiral/ Medhat Attia - the chairman of Alexandria port had declared that it is finished from making the electronic system which includes doing quick procedures to get rid of the dangerous containers and the cargo that has a conflict among the working department in the port and he pointed that these neglected containers includes fridges and food substances that stay in handling terminals and yards more than 15 days and he clarified that the total of dangerous cargo reached to 3120 containers.
From another side Mr/ Reda El ghandour - the speaker of Alexandria port clarified that we have prepared a store in El Nobaria and its area 3200 m to transport the neglected containers and the dues is 1000 $ for each containers 20 feet and 2000 dolars for each container 40 feet and it could settle by the Egyptian pound.    El Ahram Newspaper   16-7-2016


The waterway path has very good achivements:
The chairman of Alex.port authority said that we finished from 1748 neglected containers and we are preparing a store in Elnobaria with area 3200 m.

A new progress can be seen in Alex. and Eldekheila port during the last two years specially since the visiting of president Abd ElFath Elsisi to the coastal city in 30 may last year where we can see the works of developing the maritime shipyard company and the desire to execute the important and the biggest projects in the history of two ports although one year has passed after the visiting of Elsisi to Alex. But it was greet to move the expected projects wheel since nearly 50 years. Especially after he ordered to achieve quickly these projects to restore Alex. port its position as it is the oldest and the biggest port in the Mediterranean Sea.
The president direct also to get out wreckage of 14 ships by the floating crane (Enkaz1) that follow the suez canal authority in a short time after that sank in Alex. port since decades and it is still rescue the wreckage of the rest of sunken ships and they are 8 ships. And before finishing the kimited time by the president to achieve the task completely in the end of this month.
At the same time the president issued an important decision during his visiting to Alex. shipyard when he added the lands of wood commercial Co. and others to Alex.port their area are about 178.000 m2 to benefit from at the works of development & expanding the west port of the port to have the best benefit.
The port authorities with cooperation with naval forces and they are finishing now the project of dredging the great water way and the inner way to Alex.port with total coast about 58 million L.E and Mr/Reda Elghandour - the formal speaker of Alexandria port said that we will finish the word of dredging in the waterway in Alex port during few weeks to return the depths as the designed depth 15.5 m which participate to be easy the departure and arrival of the ships that have loads reach to 70.000 ton.
Mr/Reda Elghandour added also that the dredging is about 2 million m2 and its executing the Belgium dredge Congo River.
The admiral/ Medhat Ateya - the port chairman said that the executing effort have succede to get rid of 1748 neglected container as they transported out of port or they put them in auctions or get rid of it or exported it again and he said that there are 1372 rested containers and we are getting ride of them out.
And the chairman added also that we have some procedures with coordinate with customs department and the import export authority container companies and Alex. shipping chamber, agencies ,shipping lines to follow the executing situation to accelerate the clearance procedures from the rest of containers according to the instructions of president and such as preparing Elnobarya stores with area of 3200 m2  that  follow the Egyptian warehouses to transport un-danger neglected containers.
And we also have electronic system by the port authority to follow and analyze the situation of getting rid of the neglected container - and he demanded also to revise the customs legislations because they are very difficlut to use.
At the same time Alex. port authority could achieve another 4 great projects through the vestment plan 2015-2016 that appear in constructing free connect to join ElDekheila port with the coastal road with cost 280 million L.E
And we also constructing identical connect to join Alex. port with the coastal road and the cost is 330 million L.E
The third project is including rehabilitation and raising Elngma light house efficiency through the maritime forces
The fourth project is including rehabilitation the water break in Alex. port with value 27 million L.E.     Elakhbar newspaper 25-6-2016


The flag of Egypt is Flapping over it  El Misteral Gamal Abd El Nasr had sailed from France and it will arrive to Alexandria after tomorrow:

The Helicopter carrier (Gamal Abd El Naser) had left yesterday from Mode Misteral and the flag of Egypt is Flapping over it to arrive to Alexandria port wednesday after tomorrow. And we will have a formal festival during the feast El Fetr.
The president EL SISI will participate and the great leader of Armed forces. Our ship accompanied the carrier and the crew was in all the ship and it is decided that Egypt will receive the second ship misteral in next september and it will take the name (Anwar ElSadat), both Egypt and France had signed in October 2015 the contract to buy the two ships with value 2.1 milliard dollars and the ship misteral can carry 700 men, Helicopters, descending boats, attacker tanks and 60 armed cars and its speed is 18 knots (33 km) in an hour, its length is 199 m and its width is 22m.  Elgomhoreya 13-6-2016 

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