Damietta Port ِAuthority’s Chairman, Waleed Awad, has received an Italian delegation from the Port of Bari, the Italian Chamber of Commerce, and other Italian logistics firms, aiming to highlight Egypt’s strategy to be regional energy hub.

The meeting sought the possibility of boosting cooperation with the Italian side by providing ships with liquefied natural gas (LNG) and their required infrastructure, in addition to unlocking the potential of gas liquefaction in Damietta port, an official statement published on the Egyptian Cabinet’s social media page reported.

Awad asserted that this comes in light of the Ministry of Transportation’s efforts to convert Egyptian ports into green ports, which will be positively reflected on the environment.