Egypt's Ain Sokhna port will install transportation security equipment provided by the American Science and Engineering Company. The Sokhna Port Development Company is purchasing the inspection equipment at a cost of $8.5 million, with loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank of the United States and HSBC Bank of London.
The X-ray inspection systems will allow inspectors to clear cargo with greater speed and efficiency. Equipment ordered by the Sokhna Port Development Company includes a high-energy X-ray system that allows port personnel to inspect large sea containers, and two parcel X-ray systems capable of inspecting small cargo, according to a March 29 press release from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
The Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna is Egypt's first privately operated port facility. Located 130 kilometers east of Cairo, the port serves the Suez Special Economic Zone at the southern outlet of the Suez Canal. — (menareport.com)
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