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Suez Port

Port ID Number (ISPS Code) 14928
Approval Date 24-6-2004
Time Zone +2 GMT
VHF 12 - 16
ISPS Code Source



Long 32 o 34 / E
Lat 29 o 56 / N


Natural Characteristics

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

The port is located on the northern part of Suez Gulf on the southern gate of Suez Canal. it is bordered by an imaginery line extending from Ras Masala to Ras El-Sadat . It includes the northern coast until Suez Canal entrance.

Geographical Overview

Port Borders

From Ras Massala to Ras El Sadat.

Ibrahim Dock

Bordered by an imaginary line extending between the two breakwaters.

Petroleum Dock

Bordered by an imaginary line extending 140 degrees from the extremity of the eastern breakwater until the western breakwater.

Ataka Port

TThe boundaries of Ataka Port are delimited by the port breakwaters.
The water out of the boundaries of Ibrahim Dock, Petroleum Dock, Ataka Port, Adabiya Port and New Petroleum Bert is within the Suez Canal values.

Water Area 158 km2 (158073000 m2)
(Including Suez, Adabiya, and Petroleum Dock).
Land Area 2,3 km2 (2314000 m2)
Total Warehouses Area 0.02 km2 (23976 m2)
Total Yards Area ,005 km2.
Navigation channels length 1000 m
Navigation channels depth 12 m


The Maximum Capacity :

  • 6.6 million tons (general cargo) yearly
  • 1.5 million Passenger yearly
  • Maximum Ship Received Vessels with draft 8 m
  • Working Hours :Throughout 24 hours (in 3 shifts)

Approach Area

Vessels usually berth at the dwelling area. Dredging of the fairway at new Sakhra port and the coastal cape has rendered water depth consistent, estimated at 11.28 m. During tide, vessels up to 11.25 m. draft can approach the harbor during the flow taking the consideration that the draft not exceeding 12.19 m


Pilotage is compulsory, and it is monitored though radio (VHF – H/F) and electronic equipment (Radar Beacon).

Information about pilots

Pilot Rank Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot 6
Second Pilotage 1
Third Pilotage 2

Berths Information according to their types

Berth Type Number of Berths Length (m.) Depth (m.)
From To
Passenger 5 750 8.00 8.00
Passenger / cargo 7 1320 7.50 7.50
Total 12 2070 - -


Dry Dock : Suez shipyard company operates inside the port and undertakes all repairs of vessels of different types and tonnage.
The company owns a dry dock (44*22m dimensions and draught 22 feets) for vessels of tonnage 50000 ton and loss.

Floating dock: The mentioned company owns a floating dock for lifting vessels of tonnage 300000 ton and less and for partial lifting of vessels of tonnage 30000 ton and less, in addition to an equipped workshop for different repairs

Bunkering and Supplies

  • Fresh water
  • Solar
  • Diesel
  • Spare parts
  • Bukering vessels
  • Waste water reception
  • Food stuff
  • Pilotage and tugging
  • Fumigation: is undertaken by quarantine, warehouses and silos to arriving and departing vessels
  • Cleaning fees: 5% for all types of vessels except general cargo vessels it's 3%

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties

  • Medical capabilities
  • Fire Fighting
  • Pollution combating
  • Temprature measuring devices for swine flu prevention in the arrival hall
Address Suez Port, Port Tawfik – P.O. Box: 1
Telephone 062/3191123 - 3191124
Fax + (20) 62 - 3191117 - 3191120 (Mogamaa Building)
Port Tawfik 062/3191125
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