Nile Logistics, Qalaa Holdings’ platform in the logistics, river transport and port management sector, offers a variety of transportation and logistical services using the Nile River as a backbone for transport and linking producers, exporters and importers to global and local markets. Nile Logistics is home to four complementary companies: Nile Cargo, National River Ports Management Company (NRPMC), NRTC Keer Marine and Ostool Trucking Company. With this well-developed portfolio of services, Nile Logistics provides a door-to-door service for industrial and agricultural clients in Egypt and South Sudan. Capital (equity) raised to date for this opportunity is USD 134 million, split among Egypt and South Sudan. Qalaa Holdings has also secured a USD 150 million facility from US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), of which more than USD 15 million (net) was deployed into Egyptian operations, namely the National Co. for Multimodal Transport (NMT).

Nile Cargo (NC): Owns and operates a barge fleet that covers river transport routes from Alexandria and Damietta to Aswan. The company also runs stevedoring (loading / offloading) activities in sea ports.

National River Ports Management Company (NRPMC): Owns and operates river ports in Egypt that cover the entire length of the Nile. Services offered are primarily stevedoring and warehousing.

Nile Barges for River Transport: Located in South Sudan, operates a fleet of barges between the north and south of the country.

In addition, the company owns a minority stake of c. 28% in Ostool Trucking Company (Egypt), which complements the logistical play of NC and NRPMC.

  • General Maged Farrag
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    General Maged Farrag

    Nile Logistics - Chairman of the National Company for Multimodal Transport (NMT)
    General Maged Farrag

    General Maged Farrag

    Nile Logistics - Chairman of the National Company for Multimodal Transport (NMT)

    Maj. Gen. (Ret) Maged Farag is Chairman of the National River Port Management Company (NRPMC), Egypt’s leading developer and operator of river ports, which offers a fuel-efficient end-to-end logistics solution using the River Nile. A Portfolio Company of Citadel Capital’s Nile Logistics, NRPMC operates Tanash Port, a 27,500-square-meter facility capable of handling 2 million tons of bulk material and 110,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per annum. NRPMC is also developing a river port in Tebbin, Alexandria. Prior to joining NRPMC, Mr. Farag was on active duty with the Egyptian Armed Forces, from which he retired with the rank of Major General. His last duty post was as chairman of a state-owned oil and gas company under the Ministry of Petroleum. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in military science and was a Fellow of the Higher War College.