Egypt`s geographical location gives it competitive advantage in the maritime sector. with access to both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea and linked by the Suez Canal, Egypt`s ports is critical to the global maritime industry.
The port of Damietta located 10Km West of the Nile, and 70km west of Port Said. The port`s basin is connected of the Nile by a canal to facilitate access to inland navigation . Although mainly acting as a transshipment port, the port of Damietta offers excellent access to Egyptian transport infrastructure allowing easy access to local markets and exporters. DCHC was established in 1986 is located on the western of the port of Damietta. In 1990, DCHC began commercial operations, becoming one of the most important container terminals in the Mediterranean Sea.