SCZONE announced the success of 1st green bunkering operation in East Port Said port
The General Authority for the Suez Canal economic Zone announced the success of the first green bunkering operation with “methanol” in East Port Said port for a container ship, yesterday evening. The supply service took nearly 6 hours. This operation is the first of its kind in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East, as part of Egypt’s strategy to restore its role in ships’ bunkering services, whether with fossil or green fuel and then enhance the benefit from the prime location of its seaports on the Red sea and Mediterranean sea.
In an official announcement issued this morning, SCZONE confirmed the implementation of the green bunkering service for the Maersk container ship, which was received two days ago at East Port Said Port. It is the first container ship in the world that operates with green fuel, as it was supplied from the barge Lara S affiliated to the global service provider “OCI global”, which works in the field of green bunkering and is considered the largest producer of the Methanol fuel, as the container ship was supplied with 500 tons of green methanol at the Suez Canal Container Terminal, the main operator of SCZONE’s East Port Said port in Egypt.
SCZONE plans to transform its ports into a regional hub for bunkering services with fossil or green fuels, in addition to its endeavor to localize the green fuel industry and the feeding and complementary industries to achieve an added value through its unique geographical location.
Earlier SCZONE’s East Port Said Port receives the first green fuel vessel in the world
The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE) announced, this morning, the arrival of the first container ship powered by green fuel in the world. As the vessel started its path from Asia, passing to Africa, through the Arab Republic of Egypt, and from there to Europe.
The container ship arrived at the East Port Said port, which is ranked among the 10 most important ports in the world, according to the World Bank’s latest report, which reflects the confidence of shipping lines in SCZONE’s ports, particularly, due to the remarkable development of them, and Egyptian ports in general as a ramification of the Egyptian economic strategy for developing national capabilities and maximizing their utilization.
It is worth noting that, East Port Said port, which is affiliated to SCZONE, is witnessing the largest share of the development works. These efforts are reflected in the performance indicators of the port, as SCZONE signed contracts for the entire spaces of the port’s berths and there are underway expansions to attract other projects, in addition to the integration between the port and the industrial zone in East Port Said, which is equipped to receive several mega projects in the upcoming period.
Source SCZONE The Suez Canal Economic Zone