Current Nawat at Egyptian ports
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Internal Relations

Internal Relations

 Introduction on Egyptian ports Authorities

Alexandria Port Authority

Alexandria Port Authority was established under the law no. 6 for1967. The presidential decree no. 3293 for1966 has set its competencies. The presidential decree no. 494 for 1986 was issued for the establishment of El-Dekheila port affiliated to Alexandria Port Authority.

Port Said Port Authority

Port Said Port Authority was established under the law no. 88 for1980. The presidential decree no. 565 for 1980 has organized and set its competencies. El-Arish Port and the new East Port Said Port are affiliated to Port Said Port Authority.

Red Sea Port Authority

Red Sea Ports Authority was established under the presidential decree no. 217 for1987, which has set its competencies. Suez , El Adabya, Safaga, Nuweiba, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and North El Sokhna are affiliated to Red Sea Ports Authority.

Damietta Port Authority

Damietta Port Authority was established under the presidential decree no. 317 for1985, which has set its competencies.

 The Relation Between MTS And Ports Authorities

MTS is responsible for developing the general policy for the establishment and the development of ports through its strategy enabling raising its efficiency in order to cope with the world development in the framework of the country plan. MTS undertakes the following up of investment and development plan implementation as well as coordinating the ports Authorities efforts in order to provide the best services for the vessels calling at these ports.

Ports authorities are represented in several committees held in MTS for the consideration of substantial projects such as:

  • The Permanent Technical Committee on Issuing Permits for Dumping Dredging Wastes and other materials in the Egyptian waters.
  • The Permanent Committee on Issuing Permits for Maritime Agencies Activities.
  • The Permanent Committee on the Determination of the Destination of Strategic Supplies.
  • The committees established for the consideration of the subject relevant to the encouragement of Egyptian exports.

The Ports High Council is held regularly at least twice a year. According to the provisions of the presidential decree no. 399 for 1995 on the organization of the customs tax income allocated for the subsidy of maritime transport and the ministerial decree no. 39 for 1987 for the same purpose, MTS provides full support for the Egyptian Port Authorities from the maritime fund account reaching 27.8 million L.E. as follows:

  • Supporting the Egyptian ports development project and raising their efficiency as well as exempting the equipment serving the vessels traffic in these ports.
  • The costs of the sovereign, studies and consultations serving MTS and allowing the raise of its efficiency and the achievement of its goals.
  • The costs of capital services in the field of maritime transport according to national security requirements.

In order to facilitate the procedures used in the Egyptian seaports, a comprehensive review of all the applicable resolutions and laws especially those concerning dues and services fees was undertaken. Moreover, the fees and dues will be unified to enable the prior acknowledgment of the service costs. In the 8 th item, we mention the relevant ministerial resolutions issued for this purpose.