longitude32o 21.4′ E
latitude27o 39′ N
Port Data
Port ID Number (ISPS Code)219475
Approval Date26/8/2009
Time ZoneGMT +2
VHF12 16
Natural Characteristics
WeatherNorthern to North western winds.
Water Density1.04 g/cm3
Raining Seasonwinter
Tidal range and flow1.2 m. to 2.1 m.

Port Description

It is the port of the century. It is considered one of the latest ports that were established by B.O.T system. It is managed via logistic centers. It is regarded as one of the huge national projects. It is also the result of a systematic planinig and an organized implementation of critical stage aims at placing Egypt on the international shipping map. It is considered the first comprehensive and multi purpose hub port. It is classified among "Third Generation ports" to serve export and import operations of general cargo, bulk and container handling. It is also equipped with the latest technology.

Location of the port

It is located on the western coast of Suez gulf, an area of 22.3 km2 and at 43 km away from Suez city.

Port Specifications

Total Area87.8 km2 (87818000 m2)
Water Area65.5 km2 (65518000 m2)
Land Area22.3 km2 (2230000 m2)

Maximum Capacity 8.5 million ton/year

  • General Cargo 4.75 million tons /year
  • Containerized cargo 3.75 million tons /year
  • TEU Capacity : 400000 teus /year

Navigation Channels

Entrance channel of length 3650m. length, 250m. width and 17-18m. depth at the entrance of the turning circle diameter with 560 m. and 17 meters depth.


Pilotage is compulsory in the port


RankNumber of Pilots
Senior Pilot1
First Pilot1


Berths Information according to their types

Berth TypeNumber of BerthsLength (m.)Width (m.)depth (m.)
Ro Ro22003017
Bulk & General17503017
Tug Craft1200-5.5
Support units1100-5.5
Third dock1350-17

Port Services and Facilities


  • The port uses an advanced electronic system in the customs and control to facilitate cargo release.
  • The port is provided with cameras for monitoring the yards, berths and fence. Sokhna port is the first port that applies the ISPS code.
  • The port has also a control tower with 40m height provided with the latest radars and communication eqipments

Bunkering and Supplies

  • Fresh water
  • Solar
  • Diesel
  • Spare parts
  • Bukering vessels
  • Waste water reception
  • Fumigation
  • Pilotage and tugging
  • Food stuff
  • Bunkers

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation capabilities

  • Medical facilities (equipped ambulance)
  • Fire fighting network (110 binary values with 2 extinguishing pumps)
  • Pollution prevention.
AddressEin El-Sokhna Port, Suez– El-Sokhna.
Telephone(062) 3710320 - 3710322.