Tag Archives: egypt

Port Situation: MECL Maersk Detroit will omit Port Said call

A serious incident occurred at the terminal in Port Said, Egypt when the vessel Cosco Hope hit port crane QC17 during maneuvering. As a result, the crane collapsed and resulting in suspension of operations impacting the below vessels:

– Maersk Detroit – will omit the Port Said call
– Cap Harvey – revised connection time unknown
– Egy Glory – revised connection time unkown
– Extraloader HS Discoverer – diverted to Damietta

Port Said operations are returning to normal as of Thursday. Read More...

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Introducing New Damietta, Egypt Import Call

We are happy to announce a new Damietta port call under our Egypt to North American service. Cargo will connect from the ME5 Westbound to the TA5 Westbound into North America with a 16 days transit time from Damietta to Newark.


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Update on Situation in Egypt

Update 03 – September 04, 2013 / 0909 hrs (09:09am):

Al Salam bridge, which is one of Port Said east terminal (SCCT)’s main gateways, was closed due to security concerns as of July 17.  About 70-80% of trucks calling SCCT use the bridge.  Unfortunately, authorities are not providing clear feedback on when it will reopen.  The alternative which customers are now using is to cross the canal in ferries, which have been congested as a result of bridge closure, resulting in trucking delay to/from the terminal. Read More...

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Egypt Demonstrations

Update 05 – July 17, 2013 / 1155 hrs (11:55am):

  • It is reported that operations have returned to normal
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Port Said City, Egypt Disruptions

Update 10 – March 14, 2013 / 0937 hrs (09:37am):

  • The terminal in Port Said, SCCT/EGPSD has resumed operations and normal shift pattern/rotation has been reestablished this morning
  • Priority now is to promote stability in the Maersk Line network soonest possible
  • Subsequently, priority has been on maintaining a full eastbound cycle to the extent possible, supporting the current eastbound flows being seen in the network
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