Damietta Container Terminal II Loan (EBRD-53313)

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Oct 4, 2023
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Damietta Alliance Container Terminal S.A.E.
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$ 125.00 million
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$ 125.00 million
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$ 665.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Nov 14, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Aug 16, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the EBRD, the project consists of a senior loan of up to USD 125 million in favour of the Damietta Alliance Container Terminal, a special purpose vehicle established to develop a second Container Terminal in Damietta Port (CT II) on the basis of a 30-year Build, Operate and Transfer Concession Agreement granted by the port landlord, Damietta Port Authority.

The Loan is part of a financing package of USD 455 million expected to be co-financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, the International Finance Corporation, and Proparco.

The Project will support the development of the superstructure and purchase of equipment for CT II thereby significantly increasing Damietta Port's competitive position. The Project promotes private sector participation in the infrastructure sector, which will help Damietta Port become a strategic transhipment hub in the East Mediterranean.

The Project will also support human capital development within the Damietta Region by broadening access to market relevant skills and training in the sector, and helping reduce the skills gaps in the region by developing a skills development strategy responding to emerging and future needs of the ports and logistics sector.

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Private Actors Description
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As stated on Eurogate's website, a new terminal will be built in the port of Damietta/Egypt. For this purpose, a Joint Venture was founded to develop and operate the new “Terminal 2” in the port. The Joint Venture “Damietta Alliance Container Terminal S.A.E.” consists of three core shareholders which are Hapag-Lloyd Damietta GmbH (39%), Eurogate Damietta GmbH (29.5%) and Contship Damietta Srl (29.5%). Two other partners, Middle East Logistics & Consultants Group and Ship & C.R.E.W. Egypt S.A.E., will each hold 1%.

As stated by Bloomberg, Contship Italia S.p.A. provides transportation services. The Company offers marine transportation services. Contship Italia serves customers globally.
EUROGATE GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG provides marine support services. The Company offers container handling, intermodal transport, packaging, repairs, and maintenance services. EUROGATE serves customers in Europe.
Hapag-Lloyd AG operates as a container shipping line company. The Company offers transportation of goods by sea, road, rail, and inland waterway vessels. Hapag-Lloyd serves customers worldwide.
As stated on the companies' websites, Ship & C.R.E.W. was established in 1993. Strongly present in all Egyptian ports, it is a market leader in Port Operations, Container Service and Land Transport.
Middle East Logistics and Consultant Group – MELC is a shareholding limited liability company, established in 2009 by a group of professionals in the shipping and logistics field, offering “Service by design”.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Contship Italia SpA Client Industry and Trade
- - - - EUROGATE GmbH & Co KGaA KG Client Industry and Trade
- - - - Hapag-Lloyd Group Client Industry and Trade
- - - - Middle East Logistics and Consultant Group – MELC Investor Industry and Trade
- - - - Ship & C.R.E.W. Egypt S.A.E. Investor Industry and Trade

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Client - Damietta Alliance Container Terminal:

Andreas Russler
Email: Andreas.Russler@Eurogate.eu
Phone: +49 151 6568 7154


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