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DP World Sokhna runs at top speed despite tight health restrictions

DP World Sokhna in Egypt says it is operating its port at maximum capacity to meet import requirements and to continue supporting the country's people and economy during the Coronavirus pandemic

21 May 2020 - 19:00

DP World Sokhna in Egypt says it is operating its port at maximum capacity to meet import requirements and to continue supporting the country's people and economy during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The gateway has an annual container handling capacity of one million TEU, with an upcoming capacity of 750,000 TEU with the opening of basin 2 in June 2020.



The port has been implementing safety measures and preventive actions to stop the spread of Covid-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, by following all processes and procedures that are in line with the recommendations of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), reported TradeArabia News Service.



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 sanitizers, it said.



'Over the past 10 years, we have positioned DP World Sokhna to be Egypt's leading port,' said terminal chief Ajay Kumar Singh. 'This puts us in a firm position of supporting the economy of Egypt.'



DP World Sokhna has also made provision for the distribution of food supplies to be delivered to 1,200 families of affected non-regular workers in Suez. It will also continue its traditional 'Ramadan Boxes' of essential food supplies for workers' families during the holy month of Ramadan, he said.


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