longitude 32o 21.4′ E
latitude 27o 39′ N
Port Data
Port ID Number (ISPS Code) 219475
Approval Date 26/8/2009
Time Zone GMT +2
VHF 12 16
Natural Characteristics
Weather Northern to North western winds.
Water Density 1.04 g/cm3
Raining Season winter
Tidal range and flow 1.2 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 Area 87.8 km2 (87818000 m2)
Water Area 65.5 km2 (65518000 m2)
Land Area 22.3 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


Rank Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot 1
First Pilot 1


Berths Information according to their types

Berth Type Number of Berths Length (m.) Width (m.) depth (m.)
Ro Ro 2 200 30 17
Bulk & General 1 750 30 17
Container 1 750 30 17
Tug Craft 1 200 - 5.5
Support units 1 100 - 5.5
Third dock 1 350 - 17
Total 7 2350 - -

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.
Address Ein El-Sokhna Port, Suez– El-Sokhna.
Telephone (062) 3710320 - 3710322.