Top News

|  Kochi port to offer special facilities to handle cotton export trade  |    |  Railways to set up INR 200 cr solar power plant in Bhilai  |    |  Cargo traffic in five AP minor ports sinks  |    |  Railways eyes INR 10,000 crore revenue boost via 2 lakh screens at stations  |    |  Port of Virginia container traffic jump 8.9% 232,148 TEU in March  |    |  Asia-Europe rate continues weekly rise, up 1.6% to USD880 TEU  |    |  World Bank approves USD 375 m loan for developing NW-1  |    |  Satellite port will come up at Vijaydurg  |    |  Embraer ties up with Air India to set up MRO in Secunderabad  |    |  Riga quarterly container traffic increases 2.1% to 110,400 TEU  |    |  NDR group in tie-up for ICD  |    |  Konkan Railway to start special trains  |    |  Ashok Leyland plans INR 600 cr capex this fiscal  |    |  TM International Logistics gets nod to acquire special wagons  |    |  Adani Logistics commissions multimodal logistics park in Punjab  |    |  Yogi Adityanath govt. pushes for new airport in NCR  |    |  India steel import falls 36% to 7.4 mt in 2016-17  |    |  Hapag-Lloyd ups rates USD 200 TEU from South America to North America  |    |  South Eastern Railway achieves highest ever freight loading during the financial year 2016-17  |    |  CMA CGM hikes Asia to west coast Latin America rate USD 600 TEU May 15  |   
You are here: Home » International News » Infrastructure» Algeria to start building new 6.5 m TEU container port

Algeria to start building new 6.5 m TEU container port

06 December 2016 | Algeria
 

transreproter

According to Transport Minister Boudjemaa Talai, Algeria is to start construction of a new container port in the first quarter of next year, and plans to develop an international airport dedicated to handling air freight in Tamanrasset in the country's south, with the goal of turning it into a hub for sub-Saharan Africa.

The airport, which already handles civil and military air traffic, is equipped with two runways ranging from 3,100 to 3,600 metres in length.

The minister provided few details about the project but said a study paper would be published in January 2017.

As for the new sea port, the plan calls for the creation of a new container port with a capacity of 6.5 million TEU to be located in El Hamdania, near the city of Cherchell, 80 kilometres west of the Algerian capital. Work on the port, which will attract investment of USD 3.3 billion, will commence in the first quarter of 2017.

Construction is scheduled to take four years to complete and will be carried out by China State Construction Corporation (CSCEC) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), which will also manage the new maritime gateway via an Algerian-registered company in which it will have a 49% stake.

According to economic analysts, Oxford Business Group, the new box port could become a hub for Chinese-origin maritime traffic in the western Mediterranean.

   
Transreproter Logo