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The truth about Damietta

Safina has a presence in every port in Egypt and with 15 to choose from it makes for a lot of water to be working across as one of Egypt’s leading shipping agents. Our jewel in the crown in terms of a home port is Adabiya: congestion-free thanks to the port’s location and hassle-free operations means it makes commercial sense and this is the ideal combination for our customers and exporters looking for a smooth transit and guaranteed delivery.

One of the other main ports we use is Damietta, one of the oldest ports in the world handling more than half of Egypt’s foreign trade and making it the third most important port in the country in terms of movement of goods. This is a good reason for Safina to have a strong presence in the port to assist visiting ships with a variety of ship agency services.  The port’s location is ideal with a canal connecting it to the Nile making it an important maritime centre where containers make up much of the cargo volume. For Safina it is an invaluable part of our operations serving ships arriving into Egyptian waters.

Today Damietta is a renowned location for manufacturing of clothing and furniture and exporters need the services of a premier ship agency to help with imports and exports, loading, discharging and stevedoring requests. As the port is a major hub for the region wecan arrange berths, handle documentation, clear vessels with the necessary paperwork and certifications with port and other authorities, as well as releasing or receiving cargo in all its forms.

Early in 2018 the foundations were laid for an EGP 1.3 billion (USD 73.6 million) multipurpose terminal at Damietta Port which is scheduled for completion this year and is expected to increase the port’s volume by around 4,000,000 tonnes. With more ships expected to use the port it is an ideal time for Safina to be recognised as the leading Egyptian shipping agent.


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