Ain Sokhna is a port town located on Red Sea (Gulf of Suez's western shore). The port is approx 55 km (35 ml) south of Port Suez and 120 km (75 ml) east of Cairo.
Port Sokhna is on the Suez Canal's southern entrance. The port covers a total are of approx 25 km2 (9,6 ml2). Its largest dock has length of 7 km (4,4 ml) and width 5,5 km (3,4 ml). In 2008, an UAE company bought the port and announced plans to build here a new containership terminal with length 1,3 km (0,8 ml) and annual capacity 1 million TEUs (containers). The port generaly serves the Gulf of Suez's oil and gas fields, exporting petroleum products from the factories in the Sokhna region, as well as products of three factories specializing in ceramics, ammonia and sugar.
On November 8, 2017, Suez Canal Authority, SCZone ("Suez Canal Economic Zone") and DP World (Dubai-based corporation) signed a partnership agreement to develop an integrated industrial-residential zone at Sokhna. A joint venture company was established between SCZone and DP World (51 to 49). The new Sokhna Economic Zone (SEZ) will be managed by DP World. Construction works were scheduled to start in 2018 Q1.
The Sokhna Economic Zone covers a total area of 95 km2 (37 ml2) and includes an industrial area, residential zone (sized 20 km2 / 7,7 ml2). as well as development of Port Sokhna to increase its capacity and link it to the industrial zone. The zone's businesses include smaller-sized industries (medical, electronics, communications, construction materials, textiles, auto parts, food processing, petrochemicals), logistics, service facilities. The residential zone (capacity 0,5 million people) includes coastal villas, residential units, shopping centers, nightclubs, entertainment facilities, mosques, schools, hospitals, green spaces.
Port Sokhna cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sokhna, Egypt. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|17 October, 2020|