THE Suez Canal Container Terminal will add an extra 955-metre berth and an additional 510,00-square metres of container yard to the already existing 2,400 metre berth and 1.2-million square yard.
As part of a US$500 million investment deal, the project aims to expand the existing SCCT facility (a joint venture container terminal with Maersk's APM Terminals as majority shareholder) at Port Said East Port.
The targeted additional volume after the expansion will reach two million TEU, reported Netherlands' Fresh Plaza.
The project also employs latest generation port equipment, including 12 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, 30 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) and 90 trucks, as well as supporting equipment and advanced IT systems.
Once operational in 2025, the terminal will create over 1,000 new direct jobs in Port Said, in addition to indirect jobs and business opportunities created within the whole port ecosystem.
With the expansion project, the terminal¡¯s operating capacity will increase by over 40 per cent to serve the future network requirements of its customers.