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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Egypt restarts Port Said Airport after 6-year hiatus

Egypt Independent 17 Jul 2021
Port Said Airport resumed operations on Saturday after a six-year hiatus, having received its first domestic flight from the Petroleum Services Company coming from Cairo with 50 passengers, and heading for another flight from Port Said Airport to Sharm el-Sheikh Airport....

Ever Given departs Port Said, set to reach Rotterdam 110 days later than originally scheduled

Splash24/7 12 Jul 2021
The 20,388 teu Ever Given finally got underway, leaving Egyptian waters this morning having spent the past five days at an outer anchorage at Port Said where it had been undergoing extensive class surveys....

Ever Given undergoing inspections at Port Said

Splash24/7 08 Jul 2021
After a packed media send-off, the Ever Given headed north yesterday, arriving at Port Said in the evening where it anchored at the port’s outer limits ... Once the vessel departs Port Said, it should take nine days to complete the voyage to Rotterdam and ......

Port Said Airport to start daily operations in July 17

Egypt Independent 05 Jul 2021
Port Said Airport will start its daily operations in July 17 in cooperation with the tourism company “Tishoury” and the “Airline Petroleum Services” company, Governor of Port Said Adel Al-Ghadban announced Saturday....

Russia in final stage of negotiations with Egypt to build industrial park in Port Said

Russia Today 30 Jun 2021
Cairo and Moscow are planning to hold discussions on the construction of a Russian industrial zone in the Mediterranean city of Port Said, according to Egyptian Trade and Industry Minister Neveen Gamea....

Port Said Seawater Desalination Plant Project in Egypt complete

Construction Review Online 09 Jun 2021
... the 150,000 cubic meters/day Port Said Seawater Desalination Plant project....

20% of Russian industrial zone in Egypt's Port Said completed, equipped

Egypt Today 09 Jun 2021
CAIRO – 9 June 2021. The head of the Suez Canal Economic Zone, Yahya Zaki, said that one million square meters of the Russian industrial zone in Port Said Governorate had been completed and equipped, representing 20 percent of the area allocated to Russian industries.   ...   ...   ...   ...   ...   ...  . ....

Abu Dhabi Ports said to raise $1 billion loan

Arab News 25 Apr 2021
Abu Dhabi Ports, which owns and operates 11 ports and terminals in the United Arab Emirates and Guinea, has secured a $1 billion loan with a group of banks, two sources said ... said on condition of anonymity ... Abu Dhabi Ports was also likely to issue bonds soon, the second said....

Memory of the day: Egyptian criminal court orders death penalty for 11 defendants in the Port Said Stadium events in 2015

Egypt Today 19 Apr 2021
2015 - An Egyptian criminal court orders the death penalty for 11 defendants in the Port Said Stadium events that ......

Photos: EU, EIB and MSMEDA visit community development projects in Port Said

Egypt Independent 15 Apr 2021
... in Port Said ... The delegation was received by Port Said Governor General Adel El Ghadban ... Port Said Governor Ghadban added that the programs and initiatives launched by MSMEDA have helped generate thousands of jobs and assist Port Said’s inhabitants with basic services....

‘Mohab Mamish’ dredger arrives at Port Said port Friday evening

Egypt Today 09 Apr 2021
Egypt’s newly-built dredger “Mohab Mamish”, the largest dredger in the Middle East, is expected to arrive at the Port Said on board the heavy load carrier “XIANG RUI KOU” on Friday evening, said Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority ......