Revenues of East Port Said up 80% despite COVID-19 impact: SCZone head

MENA , Tuesday 14 Apr 2020

The Chairman of General Authority For Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) has said East Port Said revenues increased 80.5 percent during the first quarter of this year..

In statements Tuesday, Yehya Zaki, said the increase happened despite the impact of Coronavirus, the slow trade growth and economic stagnation the world is witnessing because of the virus.

He said the number of ships that docked at the port increased 17.6% this year compared to the same period last year while the number of containers traded in the port rose 15.5 percent. He also said the number of the coming containers rose 7 percent while the departing containers rose 78.7 percent.

According to Zaki, the agreement signed by SCZone and the Suez Canal Container Terminal contributed to attracting more international navigation lines to Port Said. 

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