Fairtrans Marine, Trading & Forwarding S.A.E. is one of the leading specialized shipping companies in Egypt, established in 1979 with head office at Port Said and branch office at Suez, with the aim to attend vessels passing Suez Canal and calling at both Ports. The company now has other four branches at Cairo, 10th of Ramadan, Alexandria and Damietta.
Over the years the company has expanded its activities, especially when the Egyptian government allowed the private sector to participate in the shipping agency activities, back in 1998, where the company was pioneer to fulfill the Egyptian government requirements and obtain the shipping agency license. In addition to that the company has developed its freight forwarding and logistical services being as IATA cargo agent, FIATA and EIFFA member. Also the company is Bimco member since 1986. The company is ISO 9001/2000 certified by SGS since 2007. Fairtrans team has now reached around one hundred skilled employees working in all branches covering all company’s activities.
In 1994 Fairtrans became a stock listed (limited) company, at Cairo and Alexandria Stock of Exchange, with a paid capital reached 8,000,000 Egyptian Pounds and authorized capital of 20,000,000 Egyptian Pounds. In 2008 the company board decided to withdraw from Cairo and Alexandria Stock of Exchange and choose closed stocks activity. The company activities are insured with overall limit of the policy USD 500,000.
The company is proud to be one of the leading liner agents which started handling transshipment containers in Egypt, where Fairtrans was pioneer to realize the importance of Port Said and Egypt location as a hub for the Mediterranean cargo, and in fact has attracted some shipping lines to use this unique location, namely Contship Containerlines back in 1990 and Tricon (DSR Senator and Cho Yang) in 1994.
The company head office is located at Port Said, one of the most important hub ports (Port Said East and West ports) in the Mediterranean at the edge of Suez Canal; in fact the office has a eastern canal view monitoring canal movements around the clock. The head office is 450 square meter controlling all of the company departments with the exception of the Air Freight business which mostly handled by our Cairo branch. In addition the company has an office located inside Port Said West port at Port Said Container Terminal aiming to deal directly with vessels calling at the port in collaboration with the head office.
Suez branch is located at the maritime area of Port Tawfik; and is serving ports of Suez, Adabiya and Sokhna. This office specialized for handling vessels transiting Suez Canal in collaboration with Port Said office in addition to handling vessels calling at Red Sea ports and related activities.
Damietta branch is located inside Damietta port investment building which was established by Port Authority to allocate all authorities and companies dealing with the port. The office is specialized in handling vessels calling at the port and related activities.
Alexandria branch is located at the heart of Alexandria city nearby the Maritime Transport Sector. This office is specialized in handling vessels calling at Alexandria ports and related activities, also it is the company’s, on the spot, correspondent office with Ministry of Transport (Maritime Sector).
Cairo branch is located at the heart of the capital specialized in sales and marketing activities directly with the major merchants, factories and freight forwarding companies, Air Freight business which is a value added service to ship-owners and operators to serve parcels deliveries to and from ships through Cairo International Airport, in addition to the reception of vessels crew to and from the airport.