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The design of an integrated multimodal system to be applied on Nuweiba' port (March 1993)

The entity that carried out the study:

Research and consultation center affiliated to Maritime Transport Sector-Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.

The objective of the Study

Emphasizing the advantages of multimodal transport.


The trade traffic between Egypt and East Arab countries through Nuwaiba' port (1987-1991) shows the following:

  • A decrease in the Egyptian trade with Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Emirates and Bahrain.
  • An increase in the importance of Egyptian trade with Jordan whereas trade with Saudi Arabia is unstable.
  • The use of Nuweiba' port for compiling cargo exchanged with East Arab countries. It could be a start for making this multimodal system successful.


  • The necessity of completing the bridges and roads development projects and railways links for the operation of an international shipping line between Eastern and Western Arab countries.
  • A company should be established to undertake the process of cargo transport using multimodal transport.
  • The necessity of developing Egyptian maritime ports and providing required equipment for stevedoring process as well as developing bridges, roads and railways.
  • The establishment of an Arab Classification Society for trucks.