longitude29o 52′ E
latitude31o 11′ N
Port Data
Port ID Number (ISPS Code)14726
Approval date17/6/2004
Time ZoneGMT +2
VHF10 11 13 14 67, channel 16 for international calls from vessels
Natural Characteristics
WeatherNorth Western winds with speed varying from 2-3 beauforts in summer and 3-4 beauforts in winter,
it increaes in case of low pressure to reach 7 beauforts
Water Density1.030g/cm3
Raining Seasonwinter
Tidal range and flow0.46m above standard level.


Alexandria is situated on the West Verge of the Nile Delta between the Mediterranean Sea and Mariut Lake. It is considered the second most important city and the main port in Egypt. It handles over three quarters of Egypt’s foreign trade. Alexandria port consists of two harbours (East and West) separated by a T-shaped peninsula. The first part is allocated for handlinng general cargo and the second part is for handling wood and bulk trade. The East harbour is shallow and is not used in navigation, while the West harbour is used for commercial shipping. The harbour is bordered by the imaginary line extending between the ends of two external break waters.

Geographical Overview

The First Zone: It extends from the naval forces borders up to gate number 2 customs. It consists of many maritime quays starting from quay 1 up to quay 14/16 with length upto 1734.9 m.

The Second Zone: It is located between berths 16 and 28 and deals with 4 types of activities: standard cargo including Ro Ro, passengers' terminal, containerized bulk cargo, and barge discharge.

The Third Zone: It is located between berths starting from berth 35 to berth 47 with a total length of 5249m. and a width of 22 m. for each berth.

Berth 40 is used for RO-RO ferries.

The Fourth Zone: It is located between berths 49 and 67, and is used for handling containers, cement, coal, barge discharge carrying general cargo, fertilizers, timber and mineral dust.

The Fifth Zone: The borders of this area extend from gate no. 36 customs with petroleum dock border including marine berths from berth 71(a) to 85/2, This area is used for handling: molasses, some types of general cargoes, barge discharge(grains and flour, timber) in addition to the establishment of Alexandria international containers company.

The Sixth Zone (Oil Dock): It is located at the end of western boundaries of the port, It includes petroleum berths 87/1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and is used for handling edible oil, oil products and for vessel bunkering. It also includes berth 86 situated at the end of port’s limits, and is used for handling livestock. The ports does not include oil storage facilities, For petroleum products berths are connected to a refinery through a 2 km. long pipeline , No main terminals, store houses and yards are available within this zone.

Port data:

Water Area:6,8 km 2approximately
Land Area:1,6 km2approximately
Total Area:8,4 km2approximately

Maximum Capacity 37.9 million ton/year details as follows:

  • General Cargo: 18.4 million ton.
  • Dry Bulk: 5.6 million ton.
  • Liquefied Bulk: 3.9 million ton.
  • Containerized Cargo: 10 million ton.
  • TEU Capacity: 1000000.
  • Working hours: 24hrs. (scheduled time).

Navigation Channels:

  • Large Strait : 2000 m. Length, 220 m. width, 14 m. depth.
  • Small Strait : 1600 m. length, 100 m. width, 9 m. depth.

Approach Area:

The port is protected by sea rocks, and two converging breakwaters. The entrance width is 400m. Approximately. The port is divided into two harbours separated by coal berths and the inner breakwater. The first harbour is called the inner dock and the second harbour is called the outer harbour with a water area of 600 hectares. The first harbour is used for handling general cargo while the second harbour is used for handling oil and bulk cargo and timber. Pilotage is compulsory for vessels arriving and departing the port. The approach area is 3 nautical mile away from the harbour entrance, and its depth varies from 30-35 m and the average water density is 1.3g/cm3.


Pilotage Clause (The Pilotage fee is determined in the pilotage area in the ports in accordance with Law 24 / 1983 and the amendment of the charging categories contained in Ministerial Decree No. 488/ 2015 and applies only the exemptions stipulated in Law 24 of 1983 ,Article 22.


Towage (Towage process of ships is not considered a mandatory procedures for loads from zero to 999 tons, upon request of the ship Master .The loads of 1000 tons or more require the availability of tugboats for the total load of the ship).

List of tugboats and auxiliary marine units:

Technical Condition No. of units Marine units No.
(18) workers + (4) maintenance workers 22 Marine tugboats 1
Worker 12 tuging boat 2
(7) workers + (1) maintenance workers 8 Service launch and mooring 3
(6) workers + (1) maintenance workers 7 Marine units of the Environmental Protection Department 4
(4) workers + (1) maintenance workers 5 body of water 5
Worker 2 Floating cranes 6
Worker 2 Purification marine unit 7
Worker 1 Rubber launch fiber glass 8


  • Gate 1 : Entrance and departure of private cars and individuals.
  • Gate (2,3,4) : Entrance and departure of tourist cars and individuals.
  • Gate 5: Entrance and departure of private cars and individual.
  • Gate 6 : Entance of cars and trucks.
  • Gate 7 : Departure of cars and trucks.
  • Gate (8,9,10) : Entrance and departure of trucks.
  • Gate (11,12,13,14) : Entrance and departure of trucks.
  • Gate 15 : Entrance and departure of individuals and trucks.


Dry Dock:There are two dry docks with dimensions 158.5 * 18.9 * 64 and 267 * 39.6 * 9.5 m.
Floating Dock:Available
Mechanical Dock:Available

Bunkering and Supplies :

Coal is provided by BATTON & RICA Co.:TelegraphFERTICOAL
Overseas for Cool Shipping and Trading Company:TelegraphVOSCOT
Petroleum is provided by Shell-Egypt:TelegraphSHELL
ESSO Standard - Near East:TelegraphNEAR EAST

Liquefied Gas Terminal:

Available for vessels with 8.53 m. draught and 122 m. length

Ship Repair:

Companies specialized in vessel repair representing Alexandria Shipyard are operating inside the port. Two dry docks and 4 slipways fitted with modern equipment are available, as well as installations for vessel construction. Repair facilities are provided by the Egyptian Company for Shipbuilding and Repair.

Supplementary Services:

  • Fresh water - foodstuffs - ration requirements.
  • Fuel
  • Navigational instruments and publications.
  • Light fuel - diesel - diesel - oils.
  • Spare Parts - Free Zone for Supplies.
  • Cleaner fee - fumigation.
  • Electrical supplies - staff change.
  • Dirty water reception.
  • Extension - waste.

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties :

  • Security.
  • Safety Service.
  • Rescue OPeration.
  • Medical capabilities.
  • Fire Fighting.
  • Pollution Combating.
Address106 El Horreya Avenue –Alexandria.
P.O. Box26514
Information Center General Department:
AddressGate 27 customs
Gate 4 Building (11 previously)
Telephone03/4806317 – 4800304 – 4800546
Gate 27 Building
AddressGate 27 customs
Telephone 03/4837161 - 03/4837165(5 line)
Maritime station
Telephone03/4805320 – 4800100 – 4800201
Information technology
AddressGate 27 customs
Telephone03/4837157 - 03/4837160
Fax03 4837158
The Radar Tower
Telephone03/4804633 – 4803931 – 4802909
Radio Station of the Port
VHF HF Radio Frequency between 156.3 – 158.8 megacycles. Channel 10 operates internally with maritime services operations. Channel 11 for external pilotage. Channel 13 for internal pilotage. Channel 16 for receiving international calls from ships. Channel 67 receives vessels data. NAVTEX For receiving meteorological reports and shipping warnings sent through satellites to the nearest rescue center and then to the port radio station. DSC-VHF Operates on channel 70 at frequency of 156.525 megacycles to receive vessels distress signals through calls or written records on the printer annexed to it that includes the data of the vessel in distress.