Alexandria Port

Alexandria Port

Alexandria is located at the west end of the River Nile between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mariot. It is considered the second most important city and the main port in Egypt, it handles over three quarters of Egypt’s foreign trade.

The Port of Alexandria consists of two harbors (East and West) separated by a T-shaped peninsula. The East harbor is shallow and is not used in navigation. The West harbor is used for commercial shipping. The harbor is formed by two converging breakwaters.

Item Details
Longitude 29° 52'
Latitude 31° 11 N
Time Zone GMT +2
VHF 10 11 13 14 67 and Channel 16
Identification Number 14726
Acceptance Date 17/6/2004

Natural Characteristics

Weather : Prevailing winds are North West
Wind Scale : 2-3 Beaufort (in summer), 3-4 Beaufort (in winter
Water Density : 1.30 (g/cm2 )
Raining Season : Winter
Tidal range and flow : 0.46m

Port Zones

First Zone:

Is the area extending between berth 5 and berth 15, used for general cargo handling.

Second Zone:

Is situated between berths 16 and 28, and deals with 4 types of activities: unified cargoes including roro, passengers' terminal, stuffed bulk cargoes, and barge discharge.

Third Zone:

Is located between berths 35 and 47, and is used for handling general cargo and barge discharge.

Fourth Zone:

Is located between berths 50 and 68, and is used for handling containers, cement, coal, barge discharge, fertilizers, and general cargo.

Fifth Zone:

Is situated between zone 71(a) and 85, and is used for handling: molasses, timber, some types of general cargoes, barge discharge, grains and flour.

Sixth Zone(Oil Dock):

is situated at the western boundaries of the port, encompasses oil berths 87 / 1,2,3,4,5, and is used for handling edible oil, oil products and for providing bunkers. It also includes berth 86 situated at the port’s limits, used for handling livestock. The port do not include oil storage facilities, but oil berths are connected to a refinery through a 2 km long pipeline.


Ship Repair

Companies specialized in vessel repair representing Alexandria Shipyard are operating inside the port. Two dry docks and 4 slipways fitted with modern equipment are available, as well as installations for vessel construction.

Repair facilities are provided by the Egyptian Company for Shipbuilding and Repair.

Supplementary Services

  • Fresh Water
  • Solar
  • Oils
  • Crew
  • Pilotage
  • Fuel
  • Diesel
  • Cleaning
  • Foodstuff
  • Light fuel
  • Fumigation
  • Spare parts
  • Wastes
  • Electric appliances
  • Provisions Free Zone
  • Ballast water reception
  • Accommodation requirements

Safety services:

  • First aid.
  • Fire fighting.
  • Pollution prevention.

Other services:

  • Medical isolation
  • Services launch
  • Cleaning services
  • Forecast services
  • Radioactive contamination