Egyptian minister of transport visits Port of Felixstowe

The Egyptian Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General Kamel Elwazer, has paid a visit to Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe.

Posted on: December 16th 2022    •    Posted in: Visitors to the port

The Minister was accompanied by His Excellency Sherif Kamel, the Egyptian Ambassador to the UK and a delegation from the Ministry of Transport. The group met with port executives and were welcomed by Eric Ip, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Ports, via video link from Hong Kong.

While at the port the Minister was given a demonstration of the latest remote controlled yard cranes and the first two automated tractor units working at the UK’s largest container port.

Commenting on the visit, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Felixstowe and Hutchison Ports Executive Director, said:

“We were deeply honoured to welcome the Minister to the Port of Felixstowe and to show him some of the cutting-edge projects we have at the port. We look forward to working with him and the Government of Egypt to further deepen our relationship and to develop the new terminals at Sokhna and El Dekheila.”

Hutchison Ports has been operating the Alexandria International Container Terminal (AICT) in Egypt for nearly 20 years. It recently announced an expanded cooperation with the Egyptian Government through the initialling of agreements for two new concessions to operate world-class container terminals in Ain Sokhna Port and El Dekheila Port.