DP World Sokhna, a key gateway for Egyptian trade, has indicated that it is now operating at maximum capacity to meet the country’s import requirements and to continue supporting the economy during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, Sokhna port has a container throughput capacity of around 1 million teu a year. Thus will shortly be increased by a further 0.75 million TEU annually following the opening of Basin 2 in June 2020.
The port says it has been implementing a comprehensive range of safety measures and preventive actions as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, by following processes and procedures in line with the recommendations and instructions of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).
DP World Sokhna has also been implementing an array of extra preventive steps to combat the virus. Information is shared with the staff on the importance of social distancing and increase awareness on hygiene standards. DP World Sokhna has also been distributing masks, gloves and sanitisers.