Safaga (Abu Tartur) Seaport
Safaga (Abu tartur) seaport is located on the western coast of the red sea. It is one of the seaports constructed by the state especially for shipment of Phosphate to world markets. The port includes a dry bulk terminal outfitted with integrated mechanical equipment for loading the Phosphate aboard the ships. The Phosphate is mined at Abu tartur area, New Valley, southwest of Egypt and mainly transported by a 680 km railway line from Abu tartur to the port. Safaga (Abu tartur) port was inaugurated early in the year 2000. Adjacent to the port, Safaga Commercial Port exists.
Administration and operation of the port:
The Industrial and Mining Projects Authority (IMPA), Ministry of Trade and Industry, (owner and Consultant of the project) rmade the technical studies, designs and contracts in cooperation with local and global firms in addition to contracting, financing, supervising, handing over and administration of the port to date. IMPA provides storage and cargo services to the account of Egyptian companies and customers according to relevant rules and fees.
Management, marketing, technical support and follow up of the port are carried out by IMPA’s staff.
Operation, maintenance, control and monitoring of loading, unloading and handling systems are executed through latest computerized techniques relying on a specialized team of engineers, technicians and labors.
IMPA provides all technical support, consultations and designs to meet the needs of customers and companies that have transactions with the port and seek separate stevedoring and services to be linked with the current handling system against fair and competitive consultation fees.
The port works constantly to fulfill the handling process in the shortest possible time round the clock all the year.
The port receives all types of trucks (tipcarts, trailers), of capacities up to 70-ton weight.
The port is registered as an integrated customs zone. The port holds the ISPS Code and has a certificate of distinction (2015) from the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation as a minerals designated port.