Port Said

Port Said (Egyptian Arabic: بورسعيد Borsaʿīd IPA: [boɾ.sæˈʕiːd, poɾ.sæˈʕiːd], the first syllable has its pronunciation from French; unurbanized local pronunciation: [bɔrsaˈʕɛˑd]) is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal.

Port Said has been ranked the second among the Egyptian cities according to the Human Development Index in 2009 and 2010, the economic base of the city is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a tourist resort especially during summer. It is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said (the first building in the world built from reinforced concrete).

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Port Said-Alexandria train derails in Ismailia

Egypt Independent 02 Jun 2023
A Port Said-Alexandria train derailed at the al-Reyah area in Ismailia, causing the two front ......

Port Said to launch largest skating marathon in Egypt, Middle East in June 16

Egypt Today 02 Jun 2023
Mohamed Abu Dahab, Deputy Director of the Tourism Promotion Authority in Port Said, indicated that the marathon is being held under the auspices of the Tourism Promotion Authority, in coordination with Port Said Governorate, the Directorate of Youth and Sports in Port Said, and all the executive authorities in the governorate....

Egypt SCzone to launch bunkering service at East Port Said Port, Ain Sokhna Port in few days

Egypt Today 28 May 2023
... at the EBRD's 32nd Annual Meeting and Business Forum that the bunkering service will be launched in a few days at East Port Said Port and Ain Sokhna Port....

Bunker replenishing at Port Said outer anchorage (Inchcape Shipping Services Ltd)

Public Technologies 24 May 2023
We are pleased to announce that vessels transiting southbound through the Suez Canal now have the option to replenish their bunkers at Port Said outer anchorage ... At Port Said, approved physical suppliers can provide the following grades of bunker ... Previously, bunkers were available in Port Said, but on a very limited scale i.e....

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