Port Said

Port Said (Egyptian Arabic: بورسعيد Borsaʿīd IPA: [boɾ.sæˈʕiːd, poɾ.sæˈʕiːd], the first syllable has its pronunciation from French; unurbanized local pronunciation: [bɔrsaˈʕɛˑd]) is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal.

Port Said has been ranked the second among the Egyptian cities according to the Human Development Index in 2009 and 2010, the economic base of the city is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a tourist resort especially during summer. It is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said (the first building in the world built from reinforced concrete).

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Port Said Port begins receiving cruise ships after a long hiatus

Egypt Today 15 Sep 2021
The cruise ship WORLD NAVIGATOR coming from Cyprus arrived at Port Said Port on September 15....
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‘Mohab Mamish’ dredger arrives at Port Said port Friday evening

Egypt Today 09 Apr 2021
Egypt’s newly-built dredger “Mohab Mamish”, the largest dredger in the Middle East, is expected to arrive at the Port Said on board the heavy load carrier “XIANG RUI KOU” on Friday evening, said Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority ......
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