Port Tawfik/Suez

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PortTawfik situtated on the Northern part of Suez Gulf on the Southern gate of Suez Canal. It is bordered by an imaginary line extending from Ras Masala to Ras El-Sadat. It includes the northern coast until Suez Canal entrance.

Navigation and
Geographic Location

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

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
The 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.


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

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

Port Tawfik/Suez information

Port Specifications

Total Area 160,587 sq. m
Water Area 158,073,000 sq. m (Including Suez, Adabiyah and Petroleum Docks)
Land Area 2,314,000 sq. m
Total Warehouse Area 23,976 sq.m
Total Yards Area 5,000 sq. m

Maximum Capacity 36.8 million ton/year
details as follows

General Cargo 6.6 million ton
Passenger 1.5 million

Port Tawfik/Suez Properties

VHF Channel 12 16
ISPS Code 14928
Body of Water Red Sea
Latitude 29 56N
Longitude 32 34E
Time Zone GMT +2
Nearest Airport Cairo International Airport
Working Hours 24 Hours
Max Draft 7m
Max Length 150m
Tidal Range 1.2-2.1m
Weather Prevailing winds are the North and the North West winds
Water Density 1.04 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
  • VTS book is required for any vessel arriving in Suez port for the first time
  • Garabge is compulsary with minimum quantity 3 CBM

Port Tawfik/Suez Terminals and Berths


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


Berth Type Number of Berths Length (m) Depth (m)
Passenger 5 750 8
Passenger/General Cargo 7 1320 7.5
Total 12 2070 -

Port Tawfik/Suez Services

Port Tawfik/Suez 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 available
Security available
Safety Services available
Rescue Operation available
Medical Capabilities available
Fire Fighting available
Pollution Combating available


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

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