SCCT Phase 3 (IFC-47505)

  • Middle East and North Africa
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  • Egypt
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Specific Location
Port Said East Port
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Voting Date
Oct 30, 2023
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Suez Canal Container Terminal S.A.E.
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 177.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 175.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 489.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Oct 26, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2023

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Project Description
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The project involves the expansion of the existing container terminal of Suez Canal Container Terminal S.A.E. (SCCT) at Port Said East Port. The exisitng terminal is currently operating with a berth length of 2,400m. The expansion aims to increase the terminal’s capacity by an additional capacity of 2.1 million Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) resulting in a total installed capacity of 6.6 million TEU. For the purpose of this expansion, the General Authority of Suez Canal Economic Zone granted the Company a concession agreement entailing the design, building, management and operation of a container terminal with an additional quay wall length of 955 meters and a yard adjacent to the current terminal. The Project costs are estimated at approximately US$489 million. The construction is expected to start at the end of 2023, with initial operations anticipated in the second half of 2025.

SCCT will be responsible for tendering out and managing the superstructure works, which include ground reinforcement (e.g., subsurface works and pavement), yard construction, and provision of support facilities and equipment. The latter includes the supply of 12 electric Ship-to-Shore cranes, 30 electric Rubber Tired Gantry cranes, a fleet of 90 trucks, 5 empty handlers, and 4 reach stackers.                            

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by the IFC, the Project will be developed by SCCT, an Egyptian Joint Stock Company, incorporated under the regulation of private free zones and located in Port Said East Port. SCCT is 55% owned by Egyptian International Container Terminal (EICT), a fully owned subsidiary of APM Terminals B.V. (APMT), which is, in turn, 100% owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk (APMM). Other shareholders include Cosco Shipping Ports Port Said Limited (20%), which is a subsidiary of Cosco Shipping Ports Limited (“Cosco”), National Bank of Egypt (5%), Suez Canal Authority (SCA, 5%), and its subsidiary Canal Mooring and Lights Company (5%). The remaining 10% shareholding is held by over 200 individual and corporate shareholders.

APMT is a global container terminal operator and a subsidiary of APMM, a Danish integrated transport and logistics company. APMT operates a network of ports and terminals across the world. The company provides comprehensive port services, including vessel berthing, container handling, storage, and inland transportation. With a presence in 65 locations across 38 countries, APMT is recognized as one of the largest in the maritime industry.

APMM is an integrated container logistics company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company's main business areas encompass container shipping, port terminals, and logistics. The ocean segment which includes global container shipping activities including strategic transshipment hubs, is the largest segment of the company. APMM operates in over 130 countries, and it is one the largest global container shipping companies.

Cosco is one of the leading global port operators, based in Hong Kong. Cosco’s primary business includes terminal operations, container handling, transportation, and storage. Its terminal portfolio covers the five main port regions and the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa. As of March 2023, Cosco operated and managed 367 berths at 37 ports globally, of which 220 were for containers, with an annual handling capacity of approximately 122 million TEU.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited Investor Industry and Trade
- - - - National Bank of Egypt Investor Finance
AP Moller-Maersk A/S Parent Company Industry and Trade owns APM Terminals Parent Company Industry and Trade
Suez Canal Authority Investor Infrastructure owns Canal Mooring & Lights Investor Infrastructure

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Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: +1 202-473-3800
Fax: +1 202-974-4384

Client - Suez Canal Container Terminal S.A.E.:

Steven Yoogalingam
Phone: +2 066 3254960
Address: Private Free Zone Area, P.O. Box 247, Port Said, Egypt


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