DP World Sokhna has announced it is operating its port at maximum capacity to meet import requirements and continue supporting Egypt’s economy during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
DP World Sokhna has an annual capacity of approximately 1 million TEUs, which is set to increase a further 750,000 TEUs with the opening of Basin 2 in June 2020.
The port has implemented comprehensive safety measures as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees. It is following the processes and procedures as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) Egypt’s Ministry of Health.
DP World Sokhna has also been implementing an array of extra preventive steps to combat the virus. Information is shared with the staff on the importance of social distancing and increasing awareness on hygiene standards. The company has also been distributing masks, gloves and sanitisers as part of the preventative measures.
“Over the past 10 years, we have successfully positioned DP World Sokhna to be Egypt’s leading port. This puts us in a firm position of responsibility in supporting the economy of Egypt and serving its people,” Ajay Kumar Singh, Chief Executive Officer at DP World Sokhna said, adding, “Our people are our most valuable assets and the health and safety measures are focused on timely actions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection. Our programme adheres strictly to the requirements of the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).”
DP World Sokhna has also made provision for the distribution of food supplies to be delivered to over 1,200 families of affected non-regular workers in Suez. It will also continue its traditional ‘Ramadan Boxes’ of essential food supplies for workers’ families during the holy month of Ramadan.