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NYK establishes first dedicated roro terminal in Egypt

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), together with Bolloré Africa Logistics (Bolloré) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Toyota Tsusho), has signed an agreement with the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone to set up and operate a dedicated automotive terminal at East Port Said in Egypt.

“The automotive market in Egypt is expected to expand along with population growth and economic development, and the Alexandria port, which currently handles almost all of Egypt’s vehicle imports, is a multipurpose port that sees a variety of cargo and lacks storage space,” NYK stated in a release today.

The new terminal will be Egypt’s first exclusive roro terminal, and it will have a wharf area that allows two large pure car and truck carriers (PCTC)s to berth simultaneously. The terminal will additionally offer sufficient vehicle storage space to address increasing future demand.

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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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