Egypt’s first dry port won the prestigious award of IJ Global Transport Deal of the Year for the Middle East region in 2021. The project adds a great asset to port logistical operations in Egypt and will function as an extended gateway to the deep seaports and push forward the green agenda by encouraging a modal shift from road to rail.
The October Dry Port is the first project to be implemented under the public-private partnership (PPP) in the Egyptian transport sector, the first under the EBRD Green Cities program in Egypt, and one of eight dry port projects planned by the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports.
It is signed between the General Authority for Land and Dry Ports and a consortium of Elsewedy Electric, Schenker Egypt, and SLP Logistics.
The project’s total capital investment is estimated at USD 100 M, with a capacity to handle 720 containers per day.
The 100-acre project utilizes an internal transportation railway system, and features large capacity container yards for standard, reefer, or large containers, a 5,000 sqm storage space, custom clearance areas, storage spaces for empty containers, communication and control systems, a maintenance station, and administrative facilities.
The Dry Port is expected to drive economic development on many levels as it will accelerate the supply chain cycle of imports and exports, create direct and indirect job opportunities in the logistical sector, and lead to significant GHG savings and air pollutants reduction.