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The Port Said Port Authority (PSPA) is a government agency
Government agency
A government or state agency is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an intelligence agency. There is a notable variety of agency types...

 of Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

, charged with the responsibility to govern, regulate and develop the port facilities
Port
A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land....

 in the vicinity of Port Said
Port Said
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787...

 in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Anatolia and Europe, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant...

, on the northern terminus of the Suez Canal
Suez Canal
The Suez Canal , also known by the nickname "The Highway to India", is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction work, it allows water transportation between Europe and Asia without navigation...

. Principal port areas of Port Said include:
  • Port Said West Port
  • Port Said East Port
  • El Arish Port


The original port at Port Said was built in 1859, expanding gradually by the decade. After the October 1973 War many ships began to call and the government of Egypt experienced a rise in contractual penalties it had to pay to shipping companies due to tardy service and congestion at the harbour. Consequently, its facilities began a period of great expansion. Today it is a competitive world port.

Port Said East Port is the location of the new, modern Suez Canal Container Terminal
Suez Canal Container Terminal
Suez Canal Container Terminal is a container terminal emerged at Port Said East as a transshipment centre for the Eastern Mediterranean at the Northern entrance to the Suez Canal. The terminal has been operational since October 2004. Expansion on the facility increased the total number of...

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