Container Terminal 7

Suez Canal Container Terminal

Suez Canal Container Terminal (شركة قناة السويس للحاويات) is a state of the art facility emerged at Port Said East as a transshipment centre for the Eastern Mediterranean at the Northern entrance to the Suez Canal. Operational since October 2004 and now the total number of quay cranes reached 12 Super Post Panamax Cranes. Phase one completed and detailed planning is now underway for the terminal extension which will double the terminal size by 2012.


Year 1999

Year 2000

  • Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) established
  • SCCT orders initial cranes

Year 2001

  • SCCT designs terminal layout and obtains government approval on design

Year 2002

  • Concession Agreement ratified by the Egyptian Government
  • Quay Wall completed

Year 2003

  • SCCT starts terminal construction and fixes target date for commencement of operations 1st October 2004
  • Arrival of first equipment to SCCT

Year 2004

  • SCCT commenced terminal operations as the pioneer project in the East Port Said Hub Port

  • SCCT is honored by the presence of His Excellency, The President of The Arab Republic of Egypt

Hosni Mubarak when he officially opened the terminal in December 2004

Year 2006

  • SCCT received the last 3 quay cranes to fully operate Phase I with 12 quay cranes. The received cranes are manufactured by Chinese crane guru ZPMC. SCCT has a total of 7 ZPMC quay cranes at the moment.

Year 2007

  • SCCT working with full capacity

The Running Terminal

SCCT is running with 1200 m of quay which accommodates 12 Super Post-Panamax Quay Cranes and a terminal area of about 600,000 m2.


To establish and operate a container terminal complex at the North end of the Suez Canal, taking full advantage of this strategic location to attract major global shipping lines, whose key routes already pass through the Suez Canal, to establish their transshipment hubs here.


Information Technology

The terminal is equipped with the latest management database software and terminal operating and planning systems compatible with customer and regulatory authorities' EDI requirements.

Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE)

Health & Safety

SCCT considers health and safety to be a matter of prime concern in the conduct of its daily business. The company is therefore committed to ensuring that, as far as is practicable, all employees and contractors shall work in an environment that is free of hazards that may cause personal injury or losses. We believe such key objectives benefit all persons involved in company activities will only be achieved through continually improving of HSE performance through applying safe working practices and procedures , spread safety awareness among employees and contractors and a commitment to safety regulations and rules in all activities carried out.


the security of SCCT facility and Port Said East Port is of prime concern in the conduct of its daily business. The company is therefore committed to ensuring the terminal achieves the highest standards of security expected of it by its customers, employees, owners, national and international governments and authorities, the Port Said Port Authority, Suez Canal Authority, Free Zone Authority, Customs and law enforcement agencies.


  • SCCT recognises its responsibility to protect the environment and to minimise, as far as is safe, practicable and economically sound, any adverse environmental impact of its activities.
  • SCCT expects and will encourage its employees and contractors to take a responsible attitude towards their own and their colleagues impact on the environment.
  • SCCT will establish clear environmental targets and develop appropriate performance indicators.
  • SCCT will contribute appropriate resources to developing standards and solutions to environmental problems.
  • SCCT will ensure that the movement, cleaning and repair of containers and container handling equipment will not damage the environment.
  • SCCT will reduce and restrict the production of waste and, where possible, dispose of such wastes by recycling.
  • Container handling equipment will be maintained and operated in a manner to maximise economies in fuel consumption and minimise contamination and noise.
  • SCCT fully investigate any environmental mishaps.
  • SCCT will ensure appropriate procedures are maintained for the reporting and review of all environmental incidents, and situations likely to be hazardous to a safe working environment.
  • In all activities SCCT will co-operate fully with shipowners, land transport operators and the relevant authorities to ensure that dangerous cargo is moved safely in accordance with international standards and the law.

Shareholder Structure

Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) is a private joint venture company which has obtained the concession to build, operate, and manage this new terminal. The majority (55%) shareholding of SCCT is held by APM Terminals. 20% of the shares are held by COSCO, 10% are held by Suez Canal & Affiliates, 5% by The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and the remaining 10% are held by the Egyptian Private Sector

COSCO Pacific signed an agreement with SCCT in November 2007 to hold 20% of the shares and the IFU-Danish Development Bank is no longer a shareholder. COSCO Pacific Senior Management strongly believes that the investment in SCCT will further strengthen COSCO Pacific’s terminal portfolio in the Mediterranean to provide comprehensive terminal services for their customers..

SCCT - The Future

  • In September 2007, The Government of Egypt signed a contract with Suez Canal Container Terminal to build and operate Phase II of the terminal which will include another 1200 m of quay. This agreement will put SCCT in the Mediterranean Ports frontline.

The new phase will commence operation in the first half of 2010 and will work with full capacity in the first half of 2011.

  • On 27th of November, the Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif visited the SCCT together with the Minister of Transport, Eng. Mohamed Mansour, Port Said Governor and Port Said Port Authority officials for the ground Breaking ceremony of the Phase 2 extension.
  • SCCT’s phase 2 will increase terminal capacity from 2.5 million TEU to 5.1 million TEU raising the total investment to USD 730 million. After the completion of Phase II, SCCT can offer a quay wall of 2400 meters, an impressive sight of 24 post-panamax quay cranes, and plenty of new jobs to local citizens.

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