Damietta port

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Damietta Port is situtaed 10.5km west of the Damietta Branch extending from the Nile River into the Meditteranean sea and 70km East of Portsaid Port. The port is boarded by an imaginary line connceting the Eastern and Western breakwaters with its installations extending over an area of 11.8 square meters.

Navigation and
Geographic Location

Navigation Channels

Entrance Channel

The port's entrance channel is 11.4 km long, 300 meters wide and 15 meters deep. It's width gradually decreases from 300 meters to 250 meters at the breakwater fringe. The approach channel is boarded by 18 nightly-lit buoys.


The port has 2 breakwaters; the Western Breakwater and the Eastern Breakwater. The Western Breakwater is1640 meters long with 140 meters of its length being land based and the remaining 1500 meters being sea-based. The Eastern breakwater is 750 meters long with 250 meters of its length being land based and the remaining 500 meters being sea-based. Both breakwaters are constructed out of artificial acrobod piles topped with a concrete head.

Barge Channel

The barge channel is 4500 meter, 90 meters wide and 5 meters deep. It consists of 2 sections; the first is 1350 meters long connecting the barge dock to the sea, while the second is 3750 meters long connecting the basin to the Damietta Nile Branch. The barge dock area is 250 meters x 250 meters comprising a 250 meters long 5 meters deep quay.

Turning Dock

The turning dock diameter is 500 meters with a 14.5 meters depth at the container berth and 12 meters depth at the general cargo berth.


Pilotage is compulsory. Charges are payable in accordance with the decree 60/1998 concerning Egyptian vessels and the decree 73/1998 concerning foreign vessels. Transshipment Containers are accorded 20-25% reduction according to the decree 40/1998. Container carriers transiting the Egyptian ports are accorded 75% reduction. 

Pilot Rank Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot 6
First Pilot 4
Second Pilot 4
Third Pilot 4

Damietta Port information

Port Specifications

Total Area 11,800,00 sq. m
Water Area 3,300,000 sq. m
Land Area 8,500,000 sq. m
Total Warehouse Area 142,510 sq. m
Total Yards Area 254,231 sq. m
Total Silos Area 98,304 sq. m

Maximum Capacity 8.1 million tons/year
Details as follows

General Cargo 7 million ton
Dry Bulk 7.5 million ton
Containerized Cargo 5.25 million ton
TEU Capacity 1,200,000

Damietta Port Properties

VHF Chann 14 16
ISPS Code 17373
Body of Water Mediterranean Sea
Latitude 31 23N
Longitude 31 48E
Time Zone GMT +2
Nearest Airport Cairo Airport
Working Hours 24 Hours
Max Draft 12m for General Cargo
14.5m for Containers
Max Length No Limit
Tidal Range 0.61m
Weather North Eastern Wind throughout the year. 2-3 m/s in summer and rainy 5-7 m/s in winter
Water Density 1.025 g/cm3

Port Restrictions

  • No shifting pontoons allowed ashore. Pontoons can only be shifted on vessel’s deck and cannot be offloaded on Quay. In case needed, Trucks must be arranged to offload pontoons on them if no place on deck for shifted pontoons after needed permits being granted
  • Painting is not allowed and can only be performed at shipyard quay
  • Welding & hot works can only be performed through agency by approved company after granting port permits
  • No Hotworks after sunset
  • Washing/Cleaning and any pollution leading activities are not allowed

Damietta Port Terminals and Berths


Terminal Availability
Breakbulk available
Container available
Drybulk available
Gas available
Liquid available
Multipurpose not available
Passenger available
RoRo available
Tanker available


Berth Type Number of Berths Berths Number Length (m) Depth (m)
Container 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1050 14.5
General Cargo 4 5, 6, 7, 8 800 12
Bulk 4 9, 10, 11, 12 900 12
Grains 2 13, 14 600 14.5
Oil 2 15, 16 600 14.5
Gas 2 - 600 14
Total 18 - 4750 -

Damietta Port Services

Damietta services

Service Availability
Fresh Water available
Bunkering available
Provisions & Spare Parts available
Fumigation available
Dirty Ballast Reception available
Waste/Garbage Removal available
Sludge Removal available
Storage Facilities available
Cash To Master not available
Crew Change available
Dangerous Cargo on Board available
Floating Crane available
Pilotage & Tugging available
Underwater Cleaning available
Repair not available
Security available
Safety Services available
Rescue Operation available
Medical Capabilities available
Fire Fighting available
Pollution Combating available


Mechanical Dock with dimensions 12 meters x 42 meters

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