Egyptian Ports

Abu Qir Port

Abu Qir port was originally for the sole use of the Egyptian Navy when built around 1983; However it now handles significant commercial traffic, mainly small general cargo and bulk carriers.

It is situated on Mediterranean approximately 20 km north east of Alexandria.

Summary:

Port Position Long

Port Position Lat

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

Max LOA

Night Navigation

Tides

Weather

030º 04 E

31º 19’ 20’’ N

GMT +2 (+/- hours)

Alexandria

Abu Qir Port Authority

200 Ft

29 Ft

Normally about 0.20m but up to 0.40m

Variable prevailing winds, strongest from north west

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock
  • Bunkers

Adabiya

Adabiya port is situated on the western coast of Suez Gulf, and is 17 km. away from Suez City. It consists of 9 berths with estimate length of 1840 m. and draft between 27 and 42 feet. Naval vessels are also using this port.

Summary:

Port Position Long

Port Position Lat

Terminal Type

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

Max Draft

Max Length

Main Import

Main Export

Navigation

Tides

Weather

Working Hours

32º 29 E

29º 52 N

Dry Bulk

GMT +2 (+/- hours)

Suez Airport

Red Sea Ports Authority

42 feet

200 m

General Cargo

General Cargo

Night Navigation allowed

Tide range between 1.2m and 2.1m

Prevailing winds are north and north west

24 hours per day

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock
  • Dirty Ballast Reception
  • Bunkers

Alexandria

Alexandria is situated on the north coast of Egypt approximately 220 kilometers from Cairo. Alexandria is the principal port in Egypt and it handles over three quarters of Egypt’s foreign trade. Alexandria Port consists of two harbors (East and West) separated by a T-shaped peninsula. The East Harbor is shallow and is not used in navigation (used by fishing boats and yachts) and the West Harbor is used for commercial shipping. The entrance channel is 500 meters wide.

Summary:

Port Position Long

Port Position Lat

Terminal Type

 

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

Max Draft

Max Length

Max Ship size

Main Import

Main Export

Night Navigation

Tides

Weather

 

 

Working Hours

29º 52 E
31º 11 N
Container Type, Vegetables Oil terminal, Molasses terminal, Grain terminal, Coal terminal, Petroleum terminal
GMT +2 (+/- hours)
Alexandria, Borg El Arab
Alexandria Port Authority, 106 El Horreya Street, Alexandria
12.8 M
4.8 Km
Approx. 150,000 Tons
Dry bulk cargo, General cargo, Liquid bulk cargo
General cargo, Oil products
Night Navigation allowed except for vegetables oil terminal and petroleum terminal.
Occurs from 0,3 to 0.45 meters
Prevailing wind occurs North Eastern
2-3 ms during summer season
4-7 ms during winter season
24 hours per day / 7 days a week

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Air Freight Clearance
  • Sea Freight Clearance
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock

Damietta

Damietta Port is situated 10.5 km west of the Nile river of Damietta branch westward of the Ras El-Bar, and 70 km away from Port Said Port. The port installations extend on over area of 11.8 sq. Km. The port is bordered by an imaginary line connecting the eastern and western external breakwaters

The port is covered by two breakwaters. The port consists of 14 berths and additional berths for smaller vessels.

Summary:

Port Position Long
Port Position Lat
Terminal Type
Time Zone
Nearest Airport
Authority
Max Draft
Max Length
Main Import
Main Export
Navigation
Tides
Weather
Working Hours

32º 28 E.
29º 52 N.
Dry Bulk, General Cargo ,Containers and LNG.
GMT +2 (+/- hours).
Cairo Airport.
Damietta Authority.
10,5 M – 14.5 M.
200 m.
General Cargo.
General Cargo.
Night Navigation allowed.
Tide range between 1.2m and 2.1m.
Prevailing winds are north and north west.
24 hours per day.

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Sea Freight Clearance
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock
  • Dirty Ballast Reception
  • Bunkers

Dekheila

El-Dekheila port is a natural extension to Alexandria Port. It is situated 7 kilometers west of Alexandria and is considered an extension of that port .

Summary:

Port Position Long
Port Position Lat
Terminal Type

Time Zone
Nearest Airport
Authority
Max Draft
Max Length
Max ship size
Main Import
Main Export
Navigation
Tides
Weather
Working Hours

29º 48 E
31º 09 N
Iron Ore Terminal, Coal Terminal, Grain Silos, Medoer Terminal, Container Terminal
GMT +2 (+/- hours)
Alexandria, Borg el Arab
Alexandria Port Authority, 106 El Horreya Street, Alexandria
18.- M .
304,8 m
168,000 mt
Coal, Maize, Pallets, Scrap, Soya
Salt, Soya, Steel
Night Navigation allowed except for Medor Terminal
Rise varies from 0.3 meters to 0.45 meters.
Prevailing winds from west to northwest, force 2-3 during summer and 4-7 during winter.
24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Sea Freight Clearance
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock
  • Dirty Ballast Reception
  • Bunkers

Port Said

Port Said is situated on the northern entrance of the Gulf of Suez. It is considered one of the main Egyptian ports due to its distinguished location at the crossroad of the most important world sea trade route between the East and Europe via the Suez Canal, and the most extensive transshipment port in the world.  A bypass channel has been built east of Port Said in order to avoid large vessels and vessels with dangerous cargo entering the main Port Said Port. It is Located on the Mediterranean Sea and connects with the canal 17 kilometers south of Port Said.

Summary:

Port PositionLong

Port Position Lat

Terminal Type

 

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

Max Draft

Max Length

Max DWT

Main Import

Main Export

Navigation

Tides

Weather

Working Hours

32º 18 E
31º 15 N
Container, Passenger, Dry Bulk, and General
Cargo, RoRo
GMT +2 (+/- hours)
El Gamil
Port Said Port Authority Moustafa Kamel & Azmey Street, Railway Square, Port Said
13.20 m
230 M
68,000 (Dry bulk) mt
Agricultural prod, chemicals, metal products, mining machinery, transportation equipment
Cotton, garments, rice
24 hour (Night Navigation).
Rise of tide about 0.30 m
Normal north west most of the year. Mild weather
24 hours a day
Normal hours 0600-1800.
Overtime 1800-0600.

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Sea Freight Clearance
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock
  • Dirty Ballast Reception
  • Bunkers

Sidi Krier

Sidi Kerir Terminal is located approximately 27 kilometers west of Alexandria. The port is the Mediterranean terminal of the Suez-Mediterranean (Sumed) pipeline and used for the mooring and shipping of oil tankers and it is exclusively specified for Sumid motorboats, according to a scheme approved by the Minister of Petroleum as a representative of the Egyptian Government. The port is consists of 6 offshore SBM tanker berths.

Summary:

Port Position Long

Port Position Lat

Terminal Type

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

 

Max Draft Excl Tide

Max Length

Max DWT

Main Export

Navigation

Tides

Weather

Working Hours

29º 37 E
31º 06 N
SBM
GMT +2 (+/- hours)
Borg el Arab, Alexandria
Petroleum Pipelines Co. (SUMED).
431 El Geish Avenue, Loran, Alexandria.
22,9 m
350 m
500,000 mt
Oil
Navigation is not allowed after sun set
0.6 m
Winds till 40 knots
Working 24 Hours/ 7 days a week

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Sea Freight Clearance
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock
  • Dirty Ballast Reception
  • Bunkers

Sokhna

Ain Sokhna Port is one of the most recent ports established by the B.O.T system. 
It is a 21st century port managed via logistic centers and is one of the huge national projects. It is also the result of the planning and execution of  an important phase for the geographic position of Egypt. It is considered the first comprehensive and multi-purpose hub port in Egypt. It comes under what is called “Third Generation Ports” to serve export and import operations of general cargo, bulk and container handling. It is also equipped with the latest technology.

The port is located on the western coast of Suez gulf, covering an area of 22.3 km2 at a distance of 43 Km. from Suez city.

Summary:

Port Position Long

Port Position Lat

Terminal Types

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

 

Max Draft

Navigation

Tides

Weather

 

Working Hours

32º 21.4 / E
29º 39 / N
General cargo, Bulk Cargo, Containers and RoRo
GMT +2 (+/- hours)
Cairo
Ein El-Sokhna Port, Suez– El-Sokhna, Egypt C/O Red

Sea ports Authority. +2 (062) 3710320 – 3710322
17 M.
Night Navigation allowed
It ranges up to 7 feet with a maximum 0,5 knots at the surface
Generally good, winds from NW throughout the year. Hot and dry during summer period and cool winter
24 Hours/Day, Seven days/week

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Sea Freight Clearance
  • Survey
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock

Suez

The port of Suez is located at part of the Suez Gulf on the southern gate of Suez Canal. The port is sheltered, except from the south. It is bordered by an imaginary line extending from Ras Masala to Ras El-Sadat . It includes the northern coast until the Suez Canal entrance.

The port consists of Port IbrahimPetroleum Dock, Port Tawfic and Ataka Port:

 

Ibrahim Dock

Bordered by an imaginary line extending between the two breakwaters, it accommodates general cargo vessels and passenger vessels.

Petroleum Dock

Bordered by an imaginary line extending 140 degrees from the extremity of the eastern breakwater until the western breakwater, it accommodates tankers.

Ataka

The water out of Ataka Port is delimited by the port breakwaters.

The water out of the boundaries of Ibrahim Dock, Petroleum Dock, Ataka Port, Adabiya Port and New Petroleum Bert is within the Suez Canal values.

Port Tawfik

Accommodates passenger vessels.

Summary:

Port Position Long

Port Position Lat

Terminal Type

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

Max Draft

Navigation

Tides

 

Weather  

 

Working Hours

32º 34 E
29º 56 N
Multiple
GMT +2 (+/- hours)
Cairo
Port Authority of Suez, Suez Canal Authority
8.- M – 12.- M
Movements of vessels only allowed during the day
The tides are influenced by season.
Southern tide rises 2,13 meters
Northern tide rises 1,22 meters
Prevailing winds are north to northwest. Strong winds may occur during spring
Offices are generally open from 0900 to 1400.
Harbor workers:
0800-1530
1600-2230
0000-0600

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Travel Agency
  • Sea Freight Clearance
  • Survey
  • Provisions
  • Underwater Cleaning
  • Provisions
  • Dry-dock
  • Dirty Ballast Reception
  • Bunkers

Safaga

Safaga is situated on the western shore of the Red Sea, midway between Hamrawein and Hurghada. 
The port is sheltered by an island and reefs and is an important phosphate export terminal. 
 Vessels usually enter the port in the early morning, when the reefs are easily visible .

Summary:

Time Zone

Nearest Airport

Authority

Max Draft

Excl Tide

Max Length

 

Navigation

Tides

Weather

Working Hours

GMT +2 (+/- hours)

Cairo

Safaga Port Authority co/ Red Sea ports Authority

From 9 M  to 13 M

 

Max LOA 230.- M subject to distance from begining of 1st hold to end of last hold not to exceed 200.- M

Only Day light movements allowed

1.2 m. to 2.1 m

Prevailing winds are north west and south east

24 hours a day

Facilities

  • Tanker
  • Liquid
  • Gas
  • RoRo
  • Multipurpose
  • Break bulk
  • Container
  • Dry Bulk
  • Passenger

Services

  • Crew Change
  • Visa
  • Road Transport
  • Personnel Transport
  • Floating Crane
  • Tug
  • Supply Boat
  • Warehouse Storage
  • Fresh Water
  • Medical Treatment
  • Delivery of spare parts