Portsaid port

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Port Said port is situated on the Northern entrance of the Gulf of Suez. It is considered one of the main Egyptian ports due to its distinguished location at the crossroad of the most important world sea trade route between the East and Europe via Suez Canal, and the most extensive transshipment port in the world

Navigation and
Geographic Location

The port is bordered, seaward, by an imaginary line extending 0.5 N.M. from the western breakwater boundary till the eastern breakwater end. And from the Suez Canal area, it is bordered by an imaginary line extending transversely from the southern bank of the Canal connected to Manzala Lake, and the railways arcade livestock.

Navigation Channels

Main Channel: 8 km. Length, 13.72m. depth.
East Verge Channel: 19.5 km. length, 18.29m. depth

Approach Area

There are 2 breakwaters protect the port entrance channel; The western breakwater is about 3.5 miles long, and the eastern breakwater is about 1.5 miles long.

Dwelling Area

The Suez Canal dwelling area is situated between latitudes 31 21 N and 31 25 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.6 E, where vessels awaiting to enter Portsaid Port stay, whether to join the South convoy to cross the Suez Canal, to carry out stevedoring operations, or to be supplied with provisions and bunkers. The dwelling area is divided into two sections:

  • The Northern Area: located between latitudes 31 23.4 N and 31 24.8 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.2 E, allocated for vessels with deep drafts.
  • The Southern Area: located between latitudes 31 21.3 N and 31 22 N and longitudes 32 16.2 E and 32 20.6 E, allocated for all vessel types.

Pilotage is compulsory for all types of vessels arriving or departing the port. It is performed by Suez Canal Authories in return for fixed fees and invoices issued by them.

Portsaid Port information

Port Specifications

Total Area 3,000,000 sq. m
Water Area 1,700,000 sq. m
Land Area 1,300,000 sq. m
Total Warehouse Area 90,000 sq. m
Container Yard Area 435,000 sq. m
Total Customs Zone Port Boundaries
Customs Area 109,473 sq. m
Total Area of General Cargo Storage Warehouses  50,000 sq. m



Maximum Capacity 12.175 million tons/year
Details as follows

General Cargo 4.9 million ton
Dry Bulk 2.54 million ton
Containerized Cargo 4.375 million ton
TEU Capacity 800,000
Passenger 30,000
Container Voiding Rate 25 containers/hour

Portsaid Port Properties

VHF Channel 13 16
ISPS Code 40009
Body of Water Mediterranean Sea/north
Latitude 31 15N
Longitude 32 18E
Time Zone GMT +2
Nearest Airport Cairo Airport
Working Hours 24 Hours
Max Draft 8.2m for General Cargo
13.2m for Container
Max Length No Limit
Tidal Range 0.3 m
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
  • VTS book is required for any vessel arriving in Portsaid port for the first time

Portsaid Port Terminals and Berths


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


Container terminal 15.50 m N/A
Abbas quay (for G.C) 8.20 m N/A
Southern & Western Sherif quays (for offshore vsls & chemical) Abt. 3.50 ~ 7.50 m (depends on location of bollards) N/A
​Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT)                                18.50 m                                                                       N/A                          
Genral cargo quay (under expermintal phase) 18.50 m N/A

Portsaid Port Services

PortSaid 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

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