Current Nawat at Egyptian ports
  • Red Sea Next El-Shabat (Alnaaúm) Start 15 January - Duration 13 day ، Cold
  • Red Sea Next El-Shabat (El-Baldah) Start 28 January - Duration 13 day ، Cold
  • Mediterranean Sea Next Al Karm Start 28 January - Duration 7 days ، Heavy rain
General Strategic target for Maritime Transport Sector
General Strategic target for Maritime Transport Sector


These targets will be implemented in the light of the following policies

  • External marketing (focusing on Europe and Far East then Africa) and supporting foreign, Arab and Egyptian investment.
  • Using international and scientific performance indicators (PPI) as measurement identifying mark (benchmark).
  • The conformity between development and legislation ( legislation shall cope with and amend development procedures to be in the same framework).
  • As approved by the cabinet, implementing landlord system in managing main ports as the most spreading system worldwide, and not transferring ports authorities to private or holding companies.
  • Developing services level offered to port users to satisfy clients as principal mean to gain without prejudice to the service quality: it is the international transport industry characteristic.
  • Rapid development in addition to supporting private sector in starting projects after 3 months from approving projects study.
  • Private sector contribution and non intervention of the government in pricing services performed by private sector.
  • Transparency, coordination and deliberation with all maritime transport industry parties.
  • Accuracy of data and information as a base of analysis, planning and studying.
  • Generalization of electronic data interchange (EDI) and electronic management in all Egyptian ports.
  • Accepting reasonable risk in big projects taking into consideration vulnerability of huge international shipping lines.
  • Stabilization of policy, dues and charges, as well as complying with IMO resolutions, e.g. implementing ISPS code, and keeping Egyptian ports in white list of international ports.
  • Centralization planning and decentralization of implementation (long term planning: 20 years, and temporary planning: every 5 years, accompanying with implementation flexibility according to international market development).

General Strategic target for Maritime Transport Sector

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