Today, Sunday, Alexandria Port received the cruise ship “MEIN SCHIFF 6”, with 1,500 foreign tourists of different nationalities on board, including the ship’s crew. The General Authority of Alexandria Port has taken all precautionary measures to comply with the instructions contained in the port management’s plans to confront the Coronavirus pandemic.
The measures are in line with the recommendations advised by the European Maritime Security Agency (EMSA) and the Midcruise Organization for Maritime Tourism in plans to resume cruises. On the other hand, the port of Alexandria recorded a remarkable activity in the movement of commercial ships and goods, as the total number of ships that frequented the port reached 71 ships carrying strategic goods and goods. Ahmed Bariqa, the official spokesman for the Alexandria Port Authority, said that the traded goods are estimated at 255,000 tons, and include grains, petroleum materials, and general merchandise.
The Alexandria Port spokesperson indicated, in a statement, that 1,468 incoming and outgoing containers were handled, and thousands of trucks entered and exited too and from the port during the past 48 hours. Captain Tarek Shaheen, head of the Alexandria Port Authority, stressed the companies and workers at the port to take all precautionary measures and measures, to limit the spread of the new Coronavirus.