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Safaga Port

Safaga 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 on a distance of 225 nm. South of Suez port. This broad bay is naturally protected from the east and the north sides by Safaga Island, and protected from the prevailing western winds by mountains. Yet, for a brief interval, it is affected by south winds (El-Azeeb) which causes disturbances and waves inside the port . The port drafts are deep, thus enabling the accommodation of large vessels.


Port Specifications

Total Port Area 57 km2 (56968000 m2)
Water Area 56.5 km2 (56490000 m2 )
Land Area 0.5 km2 (478000 m2)
Total Warehouses Area 15000 sq. m.
Total Yards Area 160000 sq. m.

Maximum Capacity 6.37 million tons/year as follows

  • 2.2 million tons (General Cargo)
  • 4.17 .million tons (dry bulk)
  • 750000 passengers
  • Max Ship Depth that can be accommodated reaches 14m.
  • Working Hours:Throughout 24 hours
Port ID Number (ISPS Code) 17891
Acceptance date 248/2009
Time Zone GMT +2
VHF 12 16


Long 33 o 57 / E
Lat 26 o 44 / N

Natural Characteristics

Weather Prevailing winds are north west and south east
Water Density 1.04 g./cm3
Raining Season Winter
Tidal range and flow 1.2 m. to 2.1 m.



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 evidently visible coral reefs.except for all passengers vessels and tourist vessels that enter the port at any time of 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 Rank Number of Pilots of each Rank
SENIOR Pilot 2
SECOND Pilot 3



Detailed Berths Information

Berth Number Length (m.) Depth (m.) Number of Bollards
Passenger and Cargo
Berth 2 ، 3 440 10
Grain 290 14
Aluminum Berth
Aluminum Berth 238 10
4 Berths 968


Port Services and Facilities

Bunkering and Supplies

  • Fresh water
  • Solar
  • Diesel
  • Spare parts
  • Oils
  • Fuel
  • Heavy fuel
  • Light fuel
  • Machinery requirements
  • Maritime equipments and publications
  • Accomodation requirements
  • Food stuff
  • Pilotage and tugging
  • Fumigation
  • Waste water reception
  • Cleaning fees: 5% of total fees for all vessel types except for general cargo vessels 3%
  • A dock for repair operations is available

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties

  • Fire fighting
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pollution combating
  • Security


Address Safaga Port, The Red Sea
Telephone 065/ 3256018
Fax 065/ 3253976
Radio Suez Radio is recommended for message transmission and Communication can be done through the Nile Sat.

Transfers from Safaga Port

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