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Alexandria port is the main port in Egypt It is dated to 1900 B.C. were the pharaohs established a port west Pharoon and Pharous islands. This port was entitled Rakouda.
The area of the port is about 2300 meters long and 300 meters wide.
The port has docks with different depths and more than one entrance.
Alexandria is considered to be the second important city in Egypt and its main port, moreover of Egypt's foreign trade pass through it, further more in Alexandria there are two ports, one is located eastwards and entitled the eastern port and the other westwards and entitled western port and there ia  a T-shaped Peninsula   separating them.

Approach Area :

The harbor is protected by marine rocks and 2 break waters while the width of the
entrance is about 400 meters and there are two fairways in between as follows 

Length (meters) Width (meters) Depth (meters)
Big Strait 2000 220 14
Small Strait 1600 100 9

The port is divided into two parts separated by coke quays and breakwater. The first part is entitled the port or the inner dock while the second is known by the dock or the outer part and its area is 600 hectare, moreover  the first part is devoted to general cargo trade and the second for petroleum or bulk cargoes. Also pilotage is obligatory for vessels coming in or out of the port.

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Port Length Nearly 4.8 km
Custom Area nearly 900,000 m
Customs barrier length 7 km
Dock Density 1.030
Tide 1.5 feet above the fixed standard level of the map
Max depth permitted 37 feet ( at container station and coal quay )
Min depth permitted  14 feet
Max width 2 km
Total area 9600000 m
Handling Capacity :23.2  million ton / year

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Berth number Berth length Berth width
5/1 300 4.5
5/2 300 5.5
5/3 300 5.5
5/4 300 4.5
12 100 6.7
13 145 8.5
14 160 7.9
16 212 9.4
18 110 9.5
20 100 10
22 216 10
24 160 10
25 150 9.1
26 150 8.2
27 110 8.5
28 110 8.5
30 60 4
34 100 5.2
35 120 8.8
36 120 8.8
37 120 8.8
38 115 7.9
39 140 8.8
40 140 8.8
41 170 8.8
42 120 6.7
43 120 6.7
44 150 5.7
45 120 6
46 155 10
47 156 10
49 187 11
51 187 11
53 187 11
54 160 11
56 130 10
61 120 9.5
62 160 9.5
63 160 9.5
64 160 9.5
65 130 8.2
66 130 8.5
67 180 9.5
71 285 9-12
72 375 12
81 175 9
82 180 9.7
84 165 9.7
85 190 9.7
86 130 5.5
87/1 236 10
87/2 236 10
87/3 148 10
87/4 148 10.4
87/5 180 10.4

 

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Area for ore approximately 64,616 sq. m.
Area for coal approximately 402,306.68 sq. m.
Area for containers approximately 155,905 sq. m.
Area for general cargo approximately 86,136 sq. m.
Area for Refrigerated cargo approximately 3,760 sq. m.

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1- Port Dues  =  GRT X 0.21 $  USD
2- Light Dues =  GRT X 0.05 $ USD
3- Berthing Dues =  GRT X 0.01 X No. of Days   $ USD

 

 

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Alexandria port authority, 106 Horreya st.,Alexandria, Egypt.
Tel : +20 3 4831640   Telex: 54147    Fax: +20 3 4829714

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