DP World Sokhna operates at maximum capacity to meet import requirements; expand to 750k TEUs by June
DP World Sokhna 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.
April 04, 2020: DP World Sokhna 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. It has a capacity of approximately one million TEUs annually with an upcoming capacity of 750,000 TEUs with the opening of Basin 2 in June 2020.
The port has been implementing comprehensive safety measures and preventive actions as part of its efforts to prevent 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 and instructions of the Egyptian ministry of health and the World Health Organization (WHO).
DP World Sokhna has also been distributing masks, gloves, and sanitizers.
Ajay Kumar Singh, CEO, DP World Sokhna said, "Over the past 10 years, we have successfully positioned DP World Sokhna to be Egypt's leading port. Our true contribution is to be manifested in this challenging time and we are committed to maintaining the success of DP World Sokhna. This puts us in a firm position of responsibility in supporting the economy of Egypt and serving its people.”
DP World Sokhna has also made provision for the distribution of food supplies to be delivered to over 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.
DP World has launched cutting-edge online logistics tools and services, covering sea, land, and air shipping around the world. The connected ecosystem of platforms will enable freight forwarders and any business, to book shipments of cargo from and to anywhere in the world, by any combination of sea, land, and air.
DP World has accelerated the already planned roll-out of the platforms to help companies meet the challenge of the Covid-19 crisis and keep trade flowing including vital food and medical supplies.
The initiative follows DP World's acquisition of SeaRates.com, a digital platform that enables customers to transport cargo worldwide at the click of a mouse, along with LandRates.com and AirRates.com. DP World has also created the Digital Freight Alliance which is an online association that brings freight forwarders globally onto one platform, giving them access to new tools, routes and services, and enabling them to do more business anytime anywhere.