Alexandria is the largest port in Egypt, handling around 60 percent of Egypt's foreign trade. It was founded by Alexander the Great who built a city that would become the most beautiful, richest and most intellectual city in the Eastern Mediterranean. It had a famous lighthouse, a huge library and a museum.
Today, Egypt is expanding the Port of Alexandria and other ports to become a hub for global trade and logistics.
The film includes a lengthy tour of the port. Alexandria is also the city where the famous poet Cafavis was born and where he died. The film includes a visit to the Cavafis House.
Jan Joost Teunissen (author of this film) and Aafke Steenhuis are writing a book about world ports and globalisation.
Jan Joost is the director of FONDAD.