longitude32o 34′ E
latitude29o 56′ N
Port Data
Port ID Number (ISPS Code)14928
Approval Date24/6/2004
Time Zone+2 GMT
VHF12 16
Natural Characteristics
WeatherPrevailing winds are the north and the north west winds.
Water Density1.04 g/cm3
Raining Seasonwinter
Tidal range and flow1.2 m. to 2.1 m.

Port Description


The port is located on the northern part of Suez Gulf on the southern entrance of Suez Canal. it is bordered by an imaginery line extending from Ras Masala to Ras El-Sadat . It includes the area of the northern coast until Suez Canal entrance.

Geographical Overview

Port Borders

From Ras Massala to Ras El Sadat.

Ibrahim Dock

Bordered by an imaginary line extending between the two breakwaters.

Petroleum Dock

Bordered by an imaginary line extending 140 degrees from the edge of the eastern breakwater until the western breakwater.

Ataka Port

TThe boundaries of Ataka Port are delimited by the port breakwaters. The water beyand the boundaries of Ibrahim Dock, Petroleum Dock, Ataka Port, Adabiya Port and New Petroleum Berth is within the Suez Canal draft.


Port Specifications:

Water Area158.1 km2(Including Suez, Adabiya, and Petroleum Dock).
Land Area2.3 km2 (2314000 m2)
Total Warehouses Area0.02 km2 (23976 m2)
Total Yards Area0.005 km2.
waterway length1000 m
waterway depth12 m

The Maximum Capacity :

  • 6.6 million tons (general cargo) per year.
  • 1.5 million Passenger per year.
  • Maximum Ship Received Vessels with draft 8 m
  • Working Hours :Throughout 24 hours (in 3 shifts)


Approach Area

Vessels usually berth at the waiting area. The waterway was dredged at new Sakhra port and the coastal pier buoys to reach a consistent draft, estimated at 11.28 m. During tide, vessels up to 11.25 m. draft can approach the harbor provided that the draft not exceeding 12.19 m


Pilotage is compulsory, and it is monitored though radio (VHF – H/F) and electronic equipment (Radar Beacon).

Information about pilots

Pilot RankNumber of Pilots
Senior Pilot6
Second Pilotage1
Third Pilotage2


Berths Information according to their types

Berth TypeNumber of BerthsLength (m.)Depth (m.)
Passenger / cargo913207.318.22

Port Services and Facilities


Gate(1): For hajij entrance.

Gate(2): Closed.

Gate(3): Closed.

Gate(4): For customs.

Gate(5): For Individuals' entrance.

Gate(6): For Individuals' departure.

Gate(7): For Emergency.

Gate(8): For enterence & departure of marine shipyard.

Gate(9): For entrance to& Departure from the southern berth.


Dry Dock : Suez shipyard company operates inside the port and undertakes all repairs of vessels of different types and tonnage. The company owns a dry dock with 44*22m dimensions and 22 feets draught to accomodate vessels of tonnage upto 50000 ton.

Floating dock: The mentioned company owns a floating dock capable of lifting vessels of tonnage upto 300000 ton and partial lifting of vessels of tonnage upto 30000 ton, in addition to an equipped workshops for different repairs

Bunkering and Supplies

  • Fresh water.
  • Solar
  • Diesel.
  • Spare parts.
  • Bukering vessels.
  • Waste water reception.
  • Food stuff.
  • Pilotage and tugging.
  • power station.
  • passengers terminal.
  • Fumigation: is undertaken by quarantine, warehouses and silos to arriving and departing vessels.
  • Cleaning fees: 5% for all types of vessels except general cargo vessels which is 3%.

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation capabilities.

  • Medical care.
  • Fire Fighting.
  • Pollution combating & prevention.
  • Temprature measuring devices for swine flu prevention in the arrival hall.


AddressSuez Port, Port Tawfik – P.O. Box: 1
Telephone062/3191123 - 3191124
Fax+ (20) 62 - 3191117 - 3191120 (Mogamaa Building)
Port Tawfik062/3191125