Location: Alexandria is situated on the N coast of Egypt, approx 220km from Cairo.

General overview: Alexandria is the principal port of Egypt. It is separated into two harbours by the coke quays and breakwater. The Inner Dock handling general cargo and the Outer Dock handling petroleum and bulk cargoes. The harbour is formed by two converging breakwaters, with the entrance channel being 400m in width. There is a free zone area within the port. The principal exports are agricultural products, cotton, onions, garlic, rice, groundnuts, citrons, fruit and cotton yarn.
The chief imports are agricultural products, tea, grain, coal, coffee, timber, tobacco, industrial products, machinery and motor vehicles.

Traffic figures: Approx 4,000 vessels, 19,121,400t of cargo including general cargo, dry bulk and liquid bulk, 250,000TEU are handled annually.

Load line zone: Summer.

Max size: LOA 213m, beam 36.5m, draught 12.1m (Grain Basin), 150,000DWT.

El Dekheila:

Location: El Dekheila is situated 3.7nm W of Alexandria.

General overview: El Dekheila is an extension to the port of Alexandria. The harbour serves a steelworks situated nearby. In addition there are berths for bulk, petroleum, coal, general cargo, container and Ro-Ro traffic.

Traffic figures: Approx 1,170 vessels, 22,100,000t of cargo and 500,000TEU handled annually.

Load line zone: Summer.

Max size: LOA 303m, beam 42.6m, 168,000GT.
Minerals: Approx 180,000DWT, draught 17.3m. General cargo vessels (receiving) max 170,000t. Ore vessels (receiving) max 160,000t.

Edco (Idku)

Location: Edco (Idku) is situated on the Mediterranean, in Abu Kir Bay, 40km E of Alexandria.
General overview: The port is used for the export of LNG. There is a protective breakwater to the NW of a trestle type loading platform extending 2.4km from the shore, capable of accommodating one LNG vessel from 40,000m up to 160,000m.
Traffic figures: Approx 2,000,000t of cargo handled annually.

Load line zone: Tropical.
Max size: LOA 300m, beam 50m, draught 11.7m, 117,000DWT, 160,000m.

Sidi Kerir:

Location: Sidi Kerir Terminal is situated approx 27km W of Alexandria.
General overview: Sidi Kerir is the Mediterranean terminal of the Suez-Mediterranean (SUMED) pipeline and consists of 6 offshore SBM tanker berths and associated loading facilities, storage tanks, etc. The SUMED pipeline is remotely controlled from Ain Sukhna, the Red Sea terminal.
Traffic figures: Approx 460 vessels and 60,000,000t of cargo handled annually.

Load line zone: Summer.
Max size: Largest vessel handled: Approx 400,000DWT.

Draught limitations and maneuvering:
Large Buoys:        
Min water depth                         25.9m
Max acceptable draught            22.9m
Mooring area radius                  410m
Manoeuvring area radius          1,220m
Small Buoys:        
Min water depth                        18.2m
Max acceptable draught           16.4m
Mooring area radius                  320m
Manoeuvring area radius          915m

Mersa Matruh:

Location: Mersa Matruh is situated approx 290km W of Alexandria, on the N coast of Egypt.

General overview: The old harbour at the E end of the inlet is a small commercial port, whilst in the lagoon to the W is a new harbour facility, used as a naval base, but being converted for commercial use.

Load line zone: Summer.
Max size: Draught 8.0m, 8,000DWT.


Location: The port of Damietta (Dumyat) is situated 8km W of the entrance to the Damietta branch of the River Nile, near Ras El-Bar and approx 70km W of Port Said, 250km E of Alexandria.

General overview: The port, which is entered directly from sea through two breakwaters, handles exports of agricultural products, fertilizers and furniture. Imports include cement, grain, general cargo and containers.

Traffic figures: Approx 3,130 vessels, 19,750,000t of cargo, including 1,264,000TEU handled annually.
Load line zone: Summer.

Max size: Bulk Grain/Container: Draught 13.2m.
General cargo/bulk: Draught 11.0m.
LNG: LOA 300m, draught 12.5m.
Largest vessels handled: Container: LOA 290m, draught 12.4m.

Port Said:

Location: Port Said is situated at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal, a bypass channel having been constructed between Km 17 and the Mediterranean Sea so that canal traffic can avoid the port except vessels entering the Canal through the Eastern channel.

General overview: The port is an artificial harbour, formed by breakwaters, with multipurpose facilities handling, dry bulk, general cargo, containers, Ro-Ro and passengers. Large storage yards and warehousing available.

Port Said East: The Suez Canal Container Terminal has been constructed at Port Said East Port and has been operational since October 2004. The terminal handled 700,000TEU during its first operational year and is predicted to reach 1,700,000TEU.
El Arish, situated in the North Sinai, is managed by Port Said Port but can be found under separate entry.

Traffic figures: Approx 3,000 vessels visit the port, 10,700,000t of cargo, 1,000,000TEU and 271,450 passengers handled annually.

Load line zone: Summer.
Max size: Main Port: Approx 13.2m draught, 68,000DWT, dry bulk.
Port Said East Container Port: LOA 350m, beam 50m, 15.0m draught.

El Arish:

Location: El Arish port is situated in North Sinai, on the Mediterranean coast.
General overview: Formerly a small fishing port, El Arish was developed into a commercial port in 1996 and now handles general and bulk cargoes including white sands, coal and salt.
Max size: Draught 7.6m, 10,000DWT.
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