Ports and Logistics

Algeria embarks on its largest infrastructure project since independence

Algeria will start work soon on a giant new port, the country’s single largest infrastructure project undertaken since independence from France 54 years ago. The $3.3bn development at El Hamdania

The two-phase development will be a public-private partnership venture with foreign participation. The port will feature 23 docks and an overall capacity of 25.7m tonnes. The tenders for the project will be issued soon, according to local media.

Stretching over 2,000 hectares and less than 100 km away from the capital Algiers, the port is located in a sheltered natural bay with waters up to 20 m deep.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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