Alexandria port authority takes precedence over A.R.E ports with regard s to the volume of trade traffic where about 60% of Egypt foreign trade is handled through it. Alexandria city is located at the western edge of the river Nile between the Mediterranean sea and Maryout lake and is considered second important city in the Arab Republic of Egypt and its main port where three fourth of the country’s foreign trade passes through it. There are two ports at Alexandria (Eastern port) and (Western port) with a peninsula separating in between. The former port is shallow and thus not used in navigation, where it has not been upgraded or developed for several years. Yet a comprehensive plan has been set forth to totally develop it.
And includes the Port Authority of Alexandria two ports are as follows: