New Livestock Export Pier at Port Sudan

Preparations are under way to construct a 240 meter pier dedicated to the export of livestock, fish, vegetables and fruit. The new pier ‘Marsa Sheikh Ibrahim’ will receive ships with capacity of 15,000 tons which is equal to 100,000 heads of livestock.

First Mother Ship Calls at Port Sudan

Port Sudan will receive for the first time a Mother Ship with the capacity of 1,500 containers. This was made possible after the construction of a new pier in June 2014.
General Director of Sudan Sea Ports Cooperation (SPC) had revealed a plan to sign a partnership agreement with CMACGM, with the intention to operate the newly constructed 780 meter pier. The pier can receive 4 to 5 ships per month as a start with plans to increase this number in the next couple of years.
CMACGM is considered the third largest container carrier in the world.

Sudanese, Chadian Free Trade Zone to Open

A joint free trade zone between Sudan and Chad in West Darfur is due to open soon, Minister of Finance in West Darfur, Mohamed Osman Hashim, disclosed on Sunday. Hashim stated that the introduction of the trade zone will contribute to the economic growth in the state

Sudan ‘to export fresh water to Gulf states’

Director of the Water Commission, State of Khartoum, reported by the Sudan Tribune as saying that the country plans to export fresh water to the GCC. The utility cited a Saudi study last December as the premise for such a move. The study reportedly proposed the creation of a pilot project to import water from Sudan to replenish depleted groundwater reserves in the Najran region of the Kingdom in collaboration with the Saudi ministries of agriculture, water and electricity.
The paper suggested a plan proposed by a cleric to export water to the kingdom in return for oil.

Khartoum International Airport is awarded ICAO certification

Engineer Mohammed Abdulaziz (Director of the Sudan Civil Aviation Authority) said “that the granting of this certificate was only made successful after conducting many of the structural reforms in compliance with the International standards and the best International practices of the aviation industry“.
Khartoum International Airport has seen a remarkable increase in aerial traffic during the past years and with over than 25 International flights per day to/from Khartoum International Airport, he further explained “that by obtaining the operational efficiency certification from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an important and historic accomplishment for the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority”.

Al Abbas Transport Extends Network into Sudan

Al Abbas, one of the foremost transport firms in Egypt announced that it has obtained the exclusive rights to transport goods to Sudan from Egyptian and Sudanese customs authorities.
This follows the recent landmark inauguration of the new Erqan to Dongola overland route.  The new 362 kilometer road, which opens up unprecedented access to Sudan was also built to encourage trade between the two countries.
Goods can be delivered door to door within 5-7 days on any overland trip, while it takes only 7-10 days for goods to   be transported from any Egyptian port to any Sudanese port.  Cargo safety and accountability are other advantages as goods do not have to be loaded and unloaded multiple times.

Khartoum International Airport is awarded ICAO certification

Engineer Mohammed Abdulaziz (Director of the Sudan Civil Aviation Authority) said “that the granting of this certificate was only made successful after conducting many of the structural reforms in compliance with the International standards and the best International practices of the aviation industry“.
Khartoum International Airport has seen a remarkable increase in aerial traffic during the past years and with over than 25 International flights per day to/from Khartoum International Airport, he further explained “that by obtaining the operational efficiency certification from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an important and historic accomplishment for the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority”.

Sudan and Ethiopia Agree on Establishment of Free Trade Zone at Joint Border

Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed on establishment of a free trade and economic zone at the joint border between the two countries, half of it is to be inside Sudan and the other half is to be in Ethiopia, with the aim to attracting investments of both countries. The proposed free trade zone will push ahead the economic and trade relations between the two countries, pointing the large potentialities enjoyed by Sudan and Ethiopia.

Sudan Joins the Fight against Piracy in the Red Sea

The Government of Sudan has taken a proactive role in the fight against maritime piracy by adopting the Djibouti Code of Conduct and African Union Maritime Transport Charter where signatory states agreed to cooperate to the fullest possible extent, and in a manner consistent with international law, in the repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean.

Accordingly Maritime Security Services Company has been empowered by the Government of Sudan to provide logistical support services to offshore platforms and Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) wishing to use Sudan territorial waters and land.
Deploying to/from 19°N this will facilitate the shipping community in protecting its assets and crews as well as contributing to the free movement of goods along vital trade routes. More information available here www.nopiracy.sd

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