A marine livestock carrier berthed in el-Tur Wednesday.
The Suez Canal Economic Zone SCZone said Trust 1 was the first commercial vessel to berth in el-Tur for several years.
El-Tur, which falls within the SCZone southern sector, usually deals with shipping for oil rigs.
Trust 1, sailing under the flag of the Togolese Republic, arrived from the port of Suakin on Sudan’s Red Sea coast with 1,495 head of cattle.
The SCZone made preparations for Trust-1 arrival in cooperation with the ministries of defence and interior, South Sinai Governorate, the Customs Authority and health and veterinary medicine authorities.
The ship’s cargo will be unloaded on condition that the cattle are quarantined courtesy of the Misr el-Kheir Foundation in the town of el-Tour.
SCZone chief Yehia Zaki said that the port is undergoing development within the framework of the zone’s five-year plan to enable it to compete with neighbouring port facilities.
The presence of Trust-1 in el-Tur marks the resumption of commercial traffic and a continuation of development, Zaki said.
“The Zone also prepared for the vessel’s reception by co-operating and organizing with Ministries of Defense and Interior, as well as Southern Sinai governorate, customs service, veterinary and all related entities; health and veterinary as the port took all required procedures concerning unloading the shipment on the jetty and putting the shipment into the vet quarry” Zaki added
Al-Tor Port is affiliated to SCZone, it lies on a distance of 1.6 km2 in Southern Sinai governorate on the eastern coast of Suez Gulf, at a distance of about 280 km towards the South from Suez governorate, as the port is used for providing maritime services for sevicing the activities of petroleum services for Suez Gulf area.