DP World Sokhna, the local marine terminal of global trade enabler DP World, recently received a high-ranking delegation of British investors headed by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the trade representative of the British government and member of the British House of Commons.
The delegation was accompanied by Ahmed Darwish, chairperson of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SC Zone), as well as representatives from the British Embassy in Cairo.
During the visit, DP World Sokhna’s top management gave a detailed presentation on the port operations and arranged a field tour for the delegation to give investors a first-hand field experience of the port facility.
Port services are an integral part of this ecosystem, which the Egyptian government is striving hard to develop, said John Fewer, CEO of DP World Sokhna. He noted that the availability of logistics, facilities, and infrastructure is crucial for the facilitation of investment.
DP World Sokhna, part of DP World for container handling, applies international industry standards to facilitate cargo handling and accelerate trade movement, so as to help develop the Suez Canal Economic Zone.
In 2015, DP World handled 61.7m TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6m TEU is expected to rise to more than 100m TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.