Barwil Egytrans is a joint venture between EGYTRANS and the Wilhelmsen Group, one of the leading shipping agents in the world handling in excess of 50,000 port calls globally from 2200 ports in 116 countries. Wilhelmsen Ships Service (previously Barwil Unitor Ships Service) is headquartered in Oslo and operates a network of national based companies organized into four main regional groups. Barwil Egytrans falls within the Africa Middle East & Black Sea regional group, which is headquartered in Dubai.
Barwil Egytrans Shipping Agencies is an Egyptian registered company and is a fully licensed shipping agent since 1996 when the Egyptian government first permitted foreign agents to enter the market. Barwil Egytrans management is all located within Egypt and is exclusively responsible for all activities in Egypt with a complement of about 200 staff in total, located in the Alexandria Head office, Port Said, Suez, Damietta and Cairo.
The company currently handles about 2000 vessel appointments in Egypt per annum. Under the guidance of an ex-patriate General Management and with a very experienced local operations team, the company has achieved an established track record of quality performance in Suez Canal transit agency, Port Call agency, Liner Logistics (agents for Norasia Line) and Marine Service Provision for almost all vessel types. EGYTRANS owns 30% share of Barwil Egytrans.
ScanArabia is also a joint venture between EGYTRANS and the Wilhelmsen Group. The company is the agent of the German Liner HANJIN. Together with its principal, Scan Arabia delivers real benefits to local customers of the services within Hanjin line including:
IMU: MINA SVC, Middle East-Indian Subcontinent-North America
Direct from Port Said to the US
MAP: MED-ASIA-AMERICA pendulum service direct from Port Said to the Far East
EBX: EAST MED & BLACK SEA EXPRESS direct from Damietta to the Far East
With EGYTRANS Barge Link, EGYTRANS River Ports completes the chain of EGYTRANS’ investments in the area of inland water transport over the Nile. The company aims to establish river ports for handling and transporting cargo and containers over the Nile and its branches and navigational channels.