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Port Said Port


Port Said port is situated on the Northern entrance of the Gulf of Suez. It is considered one of the main Egyptian ports due to its distinguished location at the crossroad of the most important world sea trade route between the East and Europe via Suez Canal, and the most extensive transshipment port in the world.
The port is bordered, seaward, by an imaginary line extending 0.5 N.M. from the western breakwater boundary till the eastern breakwater end. And from the Suez Canal area, it is bordered by an imaginary line extending transversely from the southern bank of the Canal connected to Manzala Lake, and the railways arcade livestock.

Port Specifications

Total Area 3 km2 (3000895 m2).
Water Area 1.7 km2 (1733800 m2).
Land Area 1.3 km2 (1267095 m2).
Total Warehouse Area 90000 m2
Container Yard Area 435000 m2.
Total Customs Zone port boundaries
Cisterns Area 109473,4 m2..
Total Area Of General Cargo Storage Warehouses 0.05 km2.


Port ID Number (ISPS Code) 040009
Approval Date 17/1/2004
Time Zone: +2 GMT
VHF: 13 16
ISPS Code Source


Long 32 o 18 / E
Lat 31 o 15 / N

Natural Characteristics

Weather Mild.
Water Density 1.025 g/cm3
Raining Season winter
Tidal range and flow 0.3 m.



Navigation Channels

Main Channel: 8 km. Length, 13.72m. depth.
East Verge Channel: 19.5 km. length, 18.29m. depth

Approach Area

Breakwaters Two breakwaters protect the port entrance channel: the western breakwater is about 3.5 miles long, and the eastern breakwater is about 1.5 miles long.

Dwelling Area

The Suez Canal dwelling area is situated between latitudes 31 21 N and 31 25 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.6 E, where vessels awaiting to enter Port-Said Port stay, whether to join the North convoy to cross the Suez Canal to carry out stevedoring operations or to be supplied with provisions and bunkers. The dwelling area is divided into two sections:

– The Northern Area: located between latitudes 31 23.4 N and 31 24.8 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.2 E, allocated for vessels with deep drafts.

– The Southern Area: located between latitudes 31 21.3 N and 31 22 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.6 E, allocated for all vessel types.


Pilotage is compulsory in Port-Said Port, and it is performed by the Suez Canal Authority, in return for fixed fees.



Berths Information according to their types

Berth Type Number Berths Auxiliary Berths Length (m.) Depth (m.)
From To
Tourist 3 1,2,3 400 9.6 11.3
General Cargo 7 13,14,16,15,19,20,21 910 5 8.2
Container 3 23,24,25 341 13.2 13.2
Grain 2 17,18 508 12.7 12.7
Multi-Purpose 5 26,27,28, 29,30 606 13.2 13.2
Petroleum services 3 31,32,33 575 3.6 3.6
buying (services) 2 11,12 245 3.6 3.6
Barge and Tug 4 7,8,9,10 415 3.6 3.6
RORO 1 22 40 8.2 8.2
Salt Shipping and services 1 34 260 8.2 8.2
services 1 6 100 3.6 3.6
Total 32 4400


Bunkering and Supplies

Vessels can get all its needs of fresh food stuff and water, as well as medical services at the port. Among the privileges of Port Said Port (West) is that vessels can be provided with fuel and supplies while transiting with no need to stop in the port.


Address Port Said Port Authority, Intersection of Mostafa Kamel and Azmy Street
Telephone +20(066) 3348210 – 3348269
Fax +20(066) 3348262
Telex PORTA UN 3223

Transfers from Port Said Port

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