longitude33o 49′ E
latitude31o 09′ N
Port Data
Port ID Number (ISPS Code)085705
Approval Date16/9/2004
Time Zone+2 GMT
VHF13 16
Natural Characteristics
Water Density1.003 g/cm3
Raining Seasonwinter
Tidal range and flow0.15 – 0.65 m

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 Area230.000 m.sq
Water Area50.000 m.sq
Land Area180.000 m.sq
Total Yards Area34.000 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 NumberLength (m.)Depth(m.)Breadth(m.)Year of ConstructionNumber of Bollards
Dry Bulk
Services and Launches
2 Berth3643-8 - - -

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.
North Sinai Governorate - Abu Saql.
Phone068/ 320045
Fax068/ 322431