Cairo, Egypt:  DP World, operator of the multipurpose terminal at the Port of Ain Sokhna, has received the first vessel from China United Lines Ltd. (CULines) to call at the Port of Ain Sokhna. This marked the start of a regular service connecting China and Egypt via Sokhna.

The vessel, CUL YANGPU, with a capacity of 1930 TEU, recently arrived from the Port of Ningbo in China, via various ports in East Asia to Sokhna. Upon arrival, the vessel and its crew were received by DP World’s local commercial team, To celebrate the occasion, the captain of the vessel was presented with a shield to commemorate CULines’ inaugural ship to dock at an Egyptian port.

The arrival of CUL YANGPU is a significant milestone for DP World's terminal at the Port of Ain Sokhna, as the local team is focused on attracting more

shipping lines, especially from the Far East, and expanding the terminal's operations, which is underpinned by its strategic location and investments in world class infrastructure and capabilities to support customers.

CULines plans to increase its direct routes from ports in China to Egypt through Ain Sokhna, with weekly operations service. The new service will also contribute to enabling Chinese traders to access markets in Africa via Sokhna.

DP World in Sokhna has also attracted five new services from main-line operators to its terminal during the first quarter of 2024, further enhancing trade flows between Egypt and various markets.

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Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 108,000 employees from 161 nationalities, spanning 74 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses -- Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What's more, we're reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.