“Largest 21 Ports in Egypt”

Find Most Important Egyptian Port

Egypt is a maritime country with a unique geographical position at the crossroads of three continents. It is 2,000 kilometers of coastline on the Mediterranean and Red Seas, where it has maintained ties with the rest of the world since ancient times.

Furthermore, the Suez Canal is a crucial artery that runs through the country, connecting East and West. Egypt’s overseas seaborne trade accounts for roughly 90% of all foreign exchange. Because the maritime transportation process had become a complex sector, developing it through a well-defined strategic goal was necessary.

The following article presents the 21 most important ports in Egypt.

Port of Alexandria
Port of Alexandria
106 El Horria Avenu- Alex Fouad St. Alex Alexandria 26514 Egypt

The Port of Alexandria is Egypt’s principal port located on the west bank of the Nile Delta, between Mariut Lake and the Mediterranean Sea. This port is divided into two parts – East and West, by a T-shaped peninsula.

  • TEU: 851,000 (2019)
  • It consists of two navigation channels
  • It spans a total of 10.2 square kilometers
  • Responsible for three-quarters of Egypt’s foreign trade
  • Can handle a total of 33.6 million tons of cargo each year
  • Accommodate ships up to 150,000 DWT
Port of Dekheila
Port of Dekheila
4QVR+586, Ad Dakhilah, Dekhela, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Dekheila is an Alexandria area with a prominent seaport located 7 miles west of Alexandria. Due to the rising volume of container transportation in Alexandria, increased population, industrial development, and free zones expanded the Alexandria port.

  • TEU: 7,000,000
  • Serves local steelworks
  • Berths serve containers, bulk, general cargo, petroleum, coal, Ro-Ro traffic.
  • Annual traffic figures: 1,170 vessels and 22.1 million tonnes of cargo
  • Maximum vessel size: LOA – 303 meter, 168,000 GT
  • Chief Import: coal, soya, maize, pallets, scrap
  • Chief Export: salt, soya, steel
Port of Damietta
Port of Damietta
PO Box 13 Damietta 34511 Egypt

Damietta Port is 70 kilometers west of Port Said and 8.5 kilometers west of the Nile River’s Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar. The port houses one of the world’s largest LNG export plants.

  • TEU: 4.5 million
  • Two breakwaters surround the port
  • Installations extend on an area of 11.8 km2
  • Possess 14 berths and additional berths for smaller vessels
  • A navigational channel connects the port to the Nile
  • Bordered by an imaginary line connecting the eastern and western external breakwaters
  • Main cargo handled include liquid bulk, breakbulk cargoes, and containerized dry
Port Said Port
Port Said Port
Intersection of Mostafa Kamel and Azmy Street Port Said Egypt

The port is built between the Mediterranean Sea and the canal 17 kilometers south of the city. Because of its key location on the northern entrance to the Suez Canal, Port Said is regarded as one of Egypt’s most important ports. Breakwaters artificially form the port.

  • TEU: 3,816,084 (2019)
  • Serve as a significant transshipment hub and gateway port
  • Cargo handling capabilities enable a variety of purpose
  • The overall port area is 3 square kilometers
  • Primary Import: Agri products, chemicals, metal products, transportation equipment
  • Primary Export: Cotton, garments, rice
Suez Port
Suez Port
PO Box 1. Port Tawfik Suez Egypt

Suez Port is a major multipurpose port with several harbors on the Suez Canal’s southern border. It is defined by an imaginary line that runs from Ras-El-Adabieh to Moussa sources, including the North Coast, till the Suez Canal’s entrance.

  • TEU: 1.9 million
  • Accommodates oil tankers, general cargo ships, and passenger ships(commercial & private)
  • Serves as a stopover for Muslim pilgrims traveling to and from Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Several massive ships may be observed in the Gulf of Suez
  • Separated into three sections: Petroleum Basin, Port Tewfik and Port Ibrahim, and Petroleum Basin
Port of Safaga
Port of Safaga
Safaga Port Safaga Egypt

Port Safaga is a commercial port around 1 to 3 kilometers from Safaga, halfway between Hamrawein and Hurghada. It is known as the phosphate export center because of its numerous phosphate mines.

  • TEU: 2,400,000
  • Major deepwater port in the Red Sea’s northwestern region
  • Serves as a significant phosphate export terminal
  • The main export is phosphate ore
  • Main imports are alumina, wheat, and cement
  • Annual traffic figures: 3.87 million tons of cargo, 742 ships, and 876,120 people
  • LOA 290m, draught 12.8m, 75,000DWT are the maximum dimension
Port of Sokhna
Port of Sokhna
El-Sokhna, Egypt

This port is located on the Suez Gulf’s East Coast, some 30 nautical miles south of the Suez Canal’s entrance. Passage via the Suez Canal can be reserved immediately from Sokhna Port, avoiding the need to anchor in front of Suez.

  • TEU: 1.75 million TEUs annually
  • Egypt’s main international gateway port
  • Total port area: 22.3 km2 and a depth of 18 meters
  • Significant industrial center serving both foreign and domestic markets
  • Port expansions include liquid bulk terminals, dry bulk, logistics, etc
Port of El-Arish
Port of El-Arish
Abu Sakal area El Fateh St. Port Said Egypt

El-Arish is Sinai’s only Mediterranean port. After completing the port expansion in 1987, it undertook improvements to safeguard the port seawards. The port is qualified to handle various marine sports, freight traffic & transits, and more.

  • TEU: 1,000,000
  • Annual traffic figures reached 10.7 million tons of cargo
  • Over 3,000 ships regularly call the port per year
  • Crop exporting, fishing operations are some of the port activities
  • Comprise one dry bulk terminal, one berth for general cargo, and dry bulk
Port of East - Port Said
Port of East - Port Said
Intersection of Mostafa Kamel and Azmy Street Port Said Egypt

Said Port (East) is located east of the Suez Canal’s northern entrance. It is at the convergence of three continents and the crossroads of the world’s most crucial sea commerce route between the East and the West.

  • TEU: 2.2 million (containerized cargo)
  • A total of 6 million tons each year are handled by the port
  • Possess cargo handling capabilities that can be used for a variety of purposes
  • Surface area: 72 km2; planned to allow for the development of 25-kilometer berths
Port of Abu Qir
Port of Abu Qir
106 Horriya Street, El Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt

On the Mediterranean shore, the seaport of Abu Qir is located near Alexandria to the east. The military primarily uses the port.

  • TEU: 2 million
  • Commercial activities include dry bulk, foodstuffs, and metal handling
  • Abu Qir Fertilizers Co. operate the receiving and discharging of goods
  • Principal imports include fertilizers, phosphate, grains, etc
  • Five quays – 1500 meters total length and a depth of 5 meters beside
  • Conveyor belts, cranes, and an automatic cereal packing system are among the equipment
Port of Abu Zenima
Port of Abu Zenima
Head Office 1 Kasr El Nil Street Cairo Egypt

The Port of Abu Zenima is located on the Gulf of Suez’ East on the Sinai Peninsula. The port has two berths for ships used to transport the Sinai Manganese Company supplies.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Dry bulk is the most common commodity handled
  • Provide mining materials reception and stevedoring, as well as mooring services
  • Offer good anchorages and depths of 18.0m and more
  •  Annual cargo traffic is estimated to be over 470,000 tonnes
  • Draught 10.0m, 40,000DWT maximum size
Port of Adabiya
Port of Adabiya
Attaka, Suez Governorate, Egypt

The Port of Adabiya is situated on the western bank of Suez Bay, 10 kilometers to the Suez’ south. This seaport is also used by naval ships.

  • TEU: 2.4 million
  • Maximum annual capacity: 7.93 million tons
  • Possess nine berths (1805m long; 27-42 ft (draft)
  • Main cargoes handled are foodstuffs such as grain
  • Main exports are rice, urea, cement, and steel coils
  • Expanded its influence in East Africa and the Middle East
Port of Ras Shukheir
Port of Ras Shukheir
4 Palestine Street 4th Division, New Maadi Cairo 11742 Egypt

Ras Shukheir Port is located on the Gulf of Suez’s western shore. Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) operates this offshore oil loading tanker port.

  • TEU: N/A
  • It consists of three marine ports for loading crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas.
  • Over 240 ships with 12.8 million DWT used in the facilities per year
  • Tankers should use only the Ras Shukheir anchorage region
  • Anchoring anywhere is prohibited due to submarine pipelines to the north
Port of Ras Gharib
Port of Ras Gharib
270 Palestine Street - Fourth District - Maadi

Port of Ras Gharib lies about 200 kilometers south of Adabiya, on the western shore of the Suez Gulf. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The port has met ISPS 6.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Provide maritime petroleum, receive and stevedoring oil tankers services
  • Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation operates the tanker loading facility
  • The natural harbor with a 9-meter depth of anchorage
  • Over 3.9 million tones of cargo handled per year
  • Three crude oil loading piers available in the port
  • Only berth and unberth during daytime hours
Port of Sidi Kerir
Port of Sidi Kerir
432 Al-Geish Avenue Loran Alexandria Egypt

Sidi Kirir Port is about a 27-kilometer drive west of Alexandria. The Suez-Mediterranean pipeline’s Mediterranean terminal is located at the port. There are six offshore SBM tanker berths.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Annual traffic figures: over 460 vessels, 60 million tonnes of cargo
  • The largest vessel handled was around 400,000 Deadweight
  • Oil terminal water depth:20.1 – 21.3 meter
  • Maximum size: Over 500 feet in length
Port of Hurghada
Port of Hurghada
PO Box 1 Suez Port Port Tawfik, South Sinai Egypt

The Port of Hurghada is located on the western coast of the Red Sea, about 370 kilometers from the Gulf of Suez entrance south of Suez.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Serves cruise ships and shipping lines delivering visitors and passengers
  • Handled around 600 vessels, 260,000 passengers, and 13,000 cars per year
  • Tropical is the load line zone
  • Draught 5.5m is the maximum size
  • Anchorage is possible in 16-18 meter
Port of Al-Tour
Port of Al-Tour
Al-Tour Egypt

The Port of Al-Tour is located on the Suez Gulf’s eastern coast, about 280 km southwards of Suez city. It is situated in South Sinai. It is a quarantine port for travelers and pilgrims returning from their pilgrimages in the Red Sea.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Red Sea Ports Authorities is the port authority
  • One of Egypt’s oldest ports
  • Petroleum company equipment and large fishing vessels used the port
  • Tropical is the load line zone
Port of Sharm El Sheikh
Port of Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai Egypt

The Port of Sharm El Sheikh is a Red Sea port located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. It served the commercial maritime industry as an essential harbor port.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Cruise ships pass through the port regularly
  • The maximum passenger capacity is 100,000
  • The largest vessel handled had a length of 250 meters
  • The maximum tonnage of 30,000 DWT
  • Draught 5.8m is the total size
  • Tropical is the load line zone
Port of Nuweibah
Port of Nuweibah
.، الميناء، Nuweiba, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt

The Port of Nuweibah is approximately in the eastern section of the Sinai Peninsula. It is halfway down the Gulf of Aqaba’s coast.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Expert in handling Ro-Ro, passenger, and general cargo
  • Regular Ro-Pax services run between Nuweiba (Egypt) & Aqaba (Jordan)
  • Maximum vessel size: 140m with draught – 1.8m, 26 tons DWT
Port of Mersa Matruh
Port of Mersa Matruh
Mersa Matruh Egypt

Mersa Matruh, commonly known as Marsa Matruh, is a seaport in Egypt. It is situated on Alexandia’s West (approximately 290 kilometers) and Sallum’s East. Mersa Matruh Port Authority runs and manages all port activities and operations.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Old harbor at the east end of the inlet is a small commercial port
  • New harbor facility converts for commercial use
  • Maximum size: draught – 8.0 meter and 8,000 Deadweight
Petroleum Dock Port
Petroleum Dock Port
PO Box 1 Port Tawfik Egypt

Petroleum Dock Port is situated on the northern side of the Suez Gulf. The Red Sea Ports Authority is in charge of regulating the construction and management of the port.

  • TEU: N/A
  • Tidal range: 1.2 – 2.1 meters
  • Occupies 15.8 hectares of sea surface; 116 hectares of land
  • Must pilot all vessels approaching or departing the Petroleum Dock Port
  • The annual capacity of 4.14 million tons of liquid bulk cargo
  • It consists of seven operating berths; all have a 9-meter alongside depth
  • Open 24 hours a day
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