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Alexandria has passed the bad weather pecefully:

Alexandria has passed the bad weather where the speed of wind became calm and the waves of the Mediterranean sea the movement of shipping and fishing started again and Alexandria port authority has decided to open the strait of Alexandria and El Dekhila port for maritime shipping and it is allow now for ship to exit and depart from the port and mooring in berth to unload their cargoes according to first arrival ship  and Mr/ Reda El Gandour - the formal speaker of Alexandria port has pointed that the touristic ship (Star kleeper)has arrived and it had 84 foreign tourists from different nationalities and adding the crew of the ship which includes 77 persons and the total was 161 persons and Mr/ REDA EL GHANDOUR said that the tourist group arrived to the port from Greece and they would stay someday in Alexandria to visit the monuments , civilization and trade markets.  El Akhbar Newspaper 3-11-2016

Co-operation between Alexandria engineer corporation, Alexandria port and Electricity Co.:

Engineer/ Samar Shelby - head of the branch Corporation of engineers held many meeting with the board of Syndicate and the association of the city which include huge Number of engineers work in.
These meeting to submit Services to the Syndicate members in the work places.
Engineer/Samar  Shelby  met  R.adm/Medhat  Ateya - the  port  chairman this  meeting  resulted  the  chance for  graduated  from  Faculty  of engineering  to be trained  inside  the  port  to  help  them  to achieve  real experiences  to qualify  them  to  work .
Also  will  do real  visiting  to the  Port  to communicate  with  the engineers  worked  at the Port  to  Facilitate getting  the  Syndicate Services   also to save the training Courses  from  the Syndicate  or  what  the  engineers  required  this Co-operation  has  a  good  effect  on Society and  will be  Seminars about the  port  history and  its  important  role.
Engineer/Samar Shelby  also met  the  head of  engineers Syndicate  Engineer/ Khaled  Amin  and  Engineer / Hamdy  Okash  - head of  Alexandria   for electricity  distribution to do exhibition  to  save  "led lamps"   and  there  are many field Co-operation and will be representative  from the Co. to Facilitate Services the Co. save Led Lamps to People premium  to Save. ELGOMHOREYA   12-10-2016


Admiral/ Medhat Attia: - desert road join Alexandria and El Dekhila ports with cost 610 million pounds:

The Admiral /Medhat Attia the chairman of Alexandria port authority had declared that we are continue of comprehensive development works of infrastructure and the upper part in Alexandria and El Dekhila Ports to be logistic ports to attract shipping lines. he added that Alexandria port had the first rank  in all the Egyptian ports in trade movement as nearly 60% of the foreign trade in Egypt is passing through , in addition to obtaining   the prize of” the best trade port” as the best level to execute the investment plan in the financial year 2015/2016 was achieved.
The project of dredging the water way and the water surface had been achieved in Alexandria port in 6 weeks instead of 12 months by using a Belgium dredge which is consider one of the biggest dredge in the world, it costs about 58 million L.E. and 2 million m2 of sand and more are resulting from the dredging process. So that the vessels movement is going easily and quickly, the capacity of handling containers is going to increase as well. we do not stop at this point but the development will include modernize the star of the port which considers one of the historic sign, the system of maritime supports, buoys in all entrances to achieve the most levels in security, safety and coping the world development –17 ships had been salvaged out of 20 the sunken ships since more than decade. According to the president decree to be achieved in a less than one year. There is one sunken ship and two other ships are mooring now.
Now we are doing two connections to solve the problems of traffic in roads and the ring road of Alexandria and El Dekhila ports , one of them is connecting El Dekhila port with the costal international road with cost 280 million LE and one of national company is executing it that follow the ministry of  transport to contribute of reduce the traffic jam in the area of El Dekhila and el Betash. the second connection is joining Alexandria port with the coastal international road with coast 330 million le and it is executing also by a company which follow the ministry of transport as well as the developing of bridge 27 was recently inaugurated to recently to reduce the traffic jam at El Kabary and el Wardian to terminate the crowdedness. The rail way and river transport (multipurpose transport) from inside to outside the port and vice verse.
Job opportunities are offered to youth as many investment projects were held. 50.000 workers and employees are working in companies inside the port more than 4000 laborer working in Alexandria port authority most of them are from Alexandria city. Alexandria port has an important role in available strategic commodities as it had specialized terminals such as the petroleum terminal that receiving petroleum products and fuel silos and grains terminal that store2 million tons. Lives stocks terminal as well as the presence of many yards and equipment to receive all the strategic commodities and food products.
Alexandria port make great effort to return the maritime trips to Alexandria city so that, the port participate in the midcruise2016 conference in Santacruise Tenir Spain  where200 associations and 3000participans from allover the world present  the most modern means and systems used in the industry of touristic maritime trips and the preferable touristic places .specially the Mediterranean sea.
Alexandria port was the best trade port as it achieve the highest level  of executing  the investment plan in the financial year 2015/2016 as the greatest number was achieved nearly 100%  .new land was added  to the port hinterland from wood trading company to be total 44 feddans.     El Akhbar news paper  9-10-2016


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

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