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New tunnel unlocks Suez port potential

[ December 6, 2019   //   ]

Road access to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) has been radically improved with the opening of the 3rd July tunnel, also referred to as Port Said tunnel, under the Suez Canal, says APM Terminals.

It follows the opening of the Ismailia tunnel earlier this year and the 30th June Axis road, a 10-lane highway with 2+2 dedicated lanes for trucks.

APMT says that the new tunnel has already shown significant improvement with full export containers completing security checks, which include passing through one of six dedicated X-Ray scanners, and crossing the tunnel in around 40 minutes, a significant improvement on the traditional West to East ferry crossing.