longitude33o 57′ E
latitude26o 44′ N
Port Data
Port ID Number (ISPS Code)17891
Approval Date24/8/2009
Time Zone+2 GMT
VHF12 16
Natural Characteristics
WeatherPrevailing winds are north west and south east
Water Density1.04 g/cm3
Raining SeasonWinter
Tidal range and flow1.2 m. to 2.1 m.

Port Description:


The port is located in the Red Sea Governorate on the western coast of the Red Sea. It is a broad bay (natural gulf) on a distance of 60 km. south of Hurgada and at a distance of 225 nm. south of Suez port. This broad bay is naturally protected from the eastern and the northern sides by Safaga Island, and protected from the prevailing western winds by mountains. Yet, for a short period of time, It is affected by southern winds (El-Azeeb) which causes disturbances and waves inside the port . The port drafts are deep, which enable the port to receive the large vessels.

Port Specifications:

Total Port Area:57153000 m2
Water Area:5649000 m2
Land Area:663000 m2
Total Yards Area:200159 m2

The maximum design capacity (absorption) is 6.37 million tons per year, as follows:

  • General cargo 2.2 million tons.
  • Dry Bulk 4.17 million tons (coal - aluminum).
  • Working hours 24 hours a day (Wardy system).


Approach Area:

Vessels should approach the northern boundary of the island at sunrise, and at Safaga Port early in the morning and coral reefs will appear clearly behind them. A lighthouse, clearly viewed at the distance of 1.6 km. is built on the southern cape of Safaga Island. Ship masters should sail round the cape, and keep 925 m. away from the cleary visible coral reefs.except for all passengers and tourist vessels that enter the port at any time during the day.


Pilotage is compulsory. Pilots board vessels at the inner edge of the entrance channel. The port provides VHF and radar controlled pilotage.


Towage Charges 275 US$ / hour for foreign vessels, and 175 L.E. / hour for Egyptian vessels, at least 3 hours.

Pilotage Crafts:

Pilot RankNumber of Pilots
Senior Pilot2
Second Pilot3


Detailed Berths Information

Berth Number Berth Type Length (m.) Depth (m.) Number of Bollards
Berth 2 ، 3passenger & general cargo44010--
Berth (1) Grains Dry Bulk29012--
Berth (4) AluminumAluminum berth281.410--
Abu Tartourr Berths (5) mining berth26014--
Ras Hagaria Berth (6)mining Berth5610--

Marine units (2) tugboats

No. Unit Name Propeller Type Build Date Current Place Main DimensionsGross Tonnage Main Mchines Speed(knots) Tensile Strength (Tons)
Height Width Depth Draft Horse Power Type
1 Salah El Tobgy Traditional 2013 Safaga port 34.9 11.5 4.8 5.91 300 2500*2Yanmar 12 50
2 Ibrahim Awad Traditional 2014 Safaga port 25 9 3.6 2.8 290 1300*2 Yanmar 12 30

Port Services and Facilities:


  • Port Authority's Gate.
  • Emergency Gate 1, 2.
  • Railway trains entrnce and departure Gate.
  • Passengers terminal's entrans & departure's Gate(1, 2).
  • Trucks entrance & departure Gate.

Bunkering and Supplies

  1. Fresh water - Solar.
  2. Diesel - Spare parts.
  3. Oils - Light fuel.
  4. Machinery requirements - Heavy fuel.
  5. Maritime equipments and publications.
  6. Accomodation requirements.
  7. Food stuff - Waste water reception.
  8. Fumigation.
  9. Towing and Tuging
  10. Cleaning fees: 5% of total fees for all vessel types except for general cargo vessels 3%.
  11. A dock for repair operations is available.

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties

  • Medical care.
  • Security.
  • Fire fighting.
  • Pollution combating/prevention.
AddressSafaga Port, The Red Sea
Telephone065- 3256018
Fax065- 3253976
المحطة الرداريةيوصى بإستخدام محطة راديو السويس لإرسال الرسائل على المدى البعيد ويمكن الاتصال عن طريق (القمر الصناعى).