Plan of A.P. Moller Maersk to transform the Suez Canal Container Terminal into a smart terminal operated by the latest smart systems
ِAdmiral Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, concluded his four-day foreign tour in the Netherlands and Denmark, from 7-10/8, during which it aimed to discuss ways to enhance joint cooperation with the global Maersk Group by signing a bilateral agreement in areas of common interest.
Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Authority, started his foreign tour by meeting with Mr. Keith Svendson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AP Moller Maersk Terminals Group and the senior management team of the Maasflakt Container Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.
During the meeting, Admiral Rabie listened to a presentation from Mr. Jan Bauza, Director of Masvlakt Container Terminal, in which he learned about the capabilities of the terminal, which is one of the most advanced and modern European container terminals, where all container handling operations are managed through advanced technological systems that allow the performance of operations Relevant automatically and without the need for human intervention, except for monitoring the performance of operations only.
Then Keith Svendson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AB Moller Maersk Group, reviewed the group’s plan to develop the Suez Canal Container Terminal in East Port Said as the authority’s partner in the terminal to transform it into a global hub for container handling in the eastern and southern Mediterranean region, where the group intends to pump investments estimated at 500 One million dollars, by operating a new 1,000-meter container berth adjacent to the existing 500-meter berth, with an increase in the number of cranes to 30, all powered by electricity instead of diesel, in a serious step to reduce the station’s emissions and transform it into a green station by the end of 2030.
Discussing the plan of the board of directors of A.P. Moller Maersk to transform the Suez Canal Container Terminal into a smart terminal operated by the latest smart systems and advanced communications for container handling.
Subsequently,Admiral Rabie and the accompanying delegation went on an inspection tour at the Maasflakt Container Terminal of the AB Muller-Maersk Group in the Port of Rotterdam to review the smart system for loading, unloading and transporting containers without human intervention, using a group of smart cranes for automatic loading, unloading and storing containers, as well as the use of drones. Self-transportation of containers from one place to another, and the use of clean energy extensively in the station, with a tendency to transfer this experience to the Suez Canal Container Terminal during the coming period.
Then Admiral Rabie, Chairman of the Authority met the work team of the management of the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and accompanied them on a cruise to review the entire port, which annually receives about 30,000 ships of various types and contributes 6.2% of the national product of the Netherlands, and is considered one of the largest ports in the world that provides a catering service Ship fuel.
The following day, Adiral Rabie, Chairman of the Authority, headed to Denmark, where he met Mr. Sorn Skew, CEO of Maersk AP Moller International Group, and Mrs. Henrietta Tejsen, CEO of Fleet and Strategic Brands to discuss plans to develop the Suez Canal Container Terminal in East Port Said and turn it into a smart terminal and environment-friendly, and explore ways to enhance the rates of Maersk ships’ transit through the Suez Canal by attracting new ships to enter East Port Said port and transit the Suez Canal, whether before or after entering the port.
As a culmination of the extended strategic relations between the Suez Canal Authority and AP Moller-Maersk Group, Admiral Osama Rabie, President of the Suez Canal Authority, and Mr. Soren Skew, CEO of AB Moller-Maersk International Group, witnessed the signing of a bilateral agreement for cooperation in several areas.
The bilateral agreement was signed by a representative of the Suez Canal Authority, Eng. Gamal Abul Khair, Director of Movements Department, and for Maersk Group, Ms. Henrietta Tejsen, CEO of Fleet and Strategic Brands.
Stated the official spokesman for the Suez Canal Authority George Safwat