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PUBLISHER: Freight News (www.freightnews.co.za)

Sudan’s government has signed a $6-billion agreement with a UAE consortium to construct a new port on the Red Sea.

The site earmarked for the new port is about 125 miles to the north of the country’s only seaport, Port Sudan. The region, directly across the Red Sea from Jeddah and Saudi Arabia, which is a hub for shipping in and out of Sudan, has several protected inlets where the port could potentially be built. Vast stretches of desert border the location, while Port Sudan is the closest populous area.

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