Port ID Number (ISPS Code) 085705
Approval Date 16/9/2004
Time Zone GMT +2
Wave code (VHF) 13 16


Long 33 o 49 / E
Lat 31 o 09 / N

Natural Characteristics

Weather Mild
Raining Season Winter
Tidal range and flow 0.15 – 0.65 m
Water Density 1.003 mm / cm3

Port Description


El-Arish port is the only Mediterranean port at the North of Sinai. Until 1982, it was merely a fishing vessel berth lacking the least of facilities. Since 1987, It was developed to protect the port seawards sports, After executing the recent development works, The port has become suitable for fishing activities, cargo, transit traffic, crops exportation as well as different marine sports.

Port Specifications

Total Area 230.000 m.sq
Water Area 50.000 m.sq
Land Area 180.000 m.sq
Total Yards Area 34.000 m.sq

Maximum Capacity:

  • General Cargo: 1.2 million tons/year.
  • Working Hours: 24 hrs. divided to 3 shifts


Entrance and Exit Strait

270 m. length, 100 m. width, 9-11 m. depth.

Approach Area

An imaginary line from the sea side with 1 nm length linking the two edges of the Eastern and North Western Breakwaters


Pioltage is compulsory and is undertaken by the port Authourty's pilots.


Detailed Berths Information

Berth Number Length (m.) Depth(m.) Breadth(m.) Year of Construction Number of Bollards
Dry Bulk
1 242 7-8 10 1984 10
Services and Launches
2 122 3-4 5 1984 5
2 Berth 364 3-8  -  -  -

Ports Services and Facilities

Bunkering and Supply

Vessels are provided with fuel, water and any other requirements in Arish port

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties

  • Medical capabilities.
  • Fire Fighting.
  • Pollution combating/prevention.
  • Rescue operations.


Address North Sinai Governorate, Abu Sakl.
Telephone (068) 320045
Fax (068) 322431