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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.
|Latitude||31° 11 N|
|Time Zone||GMT +2|
|VHF||10 11 13 14 67 and Channel 16|
|Weather||:||Prevailing winds are North West|
|Wind Scale||:||2-3 Beaufort (in summer), 3-4 Beaufort (in winter|
|Water Density||:||1.30 (g/cm2 )|
|Tidal range and flow||:||0.46m|
Is the area extending between berth 5 and berth 15, used for general cargo handling.
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.
Is located between berths 35 and 47, and is used for handling general cargo and barge discharge.
Is located between berths 50 and 68, and is used for handling containers, cement, coal, barge discharge, fertilizers, and general cargo.
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.
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.