As part of a $500 million investment deal, the Suez Canal Container Terminal will add an extra 955-metre berth and an additional 510,000 m2 container yard to the already existing 2,400 meter berth and 1.2 million m2 yard.
The project aims to expand the existing SCCT facility (a joint venture container terminal with APM Terminals as majority shareholder) at Port Said East Port. The targeted additional volume after the expansion will reach 2 million TEUs.
The project also employ 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 1000 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% to serve the future network requirements of its customers.