PSA International and DP World are among the terminal operators due to bid for the construction of Egypt’s first dry port, according to Reuters which quotes the country’s transportation ministry and public-private partnership (PPP).
The two companies will lead separate consortiums in making technical and construction bids for the contract, which will be situated in the 6th October City and serve the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila over 100 acres.
Atter Hannoura, head of the PPP central unit, commented to Reuters that it will be the first of seven dry ports in industrial zones.
How will the Suez Canal's expansion affect global shipping? A recent Port Technology technical paper looks to answer this question
PTI reported in February 2019 that PSA and DP World were planning on bidding for the contract. PSA will be joined by Indian firm Conkor and Hassan Allam Group, Egypt’s leading privately-owned construction firm.
DP World counts the Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transport, and Egyptian group comprising of 14 maritime transport companies, among its consortium partners.
They will be joined by a third bidding consortium, which is led by Elsewedy Electric, Shankar Egypt and 3A International.
The bidding process will begin on July 11, 2019.