Safaga port

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Safaga is situated in the South of Egypt by the Red Sea Coast. The port is located in the Red Sea Governorate on the western coast of the Red Sea. It is a broad bay formed from a natural gulf approximately 60 km South of Hurghada and 225 km South of Suez port. This broad bay is naturally protected from the East and the North sides by Safaga Island, and protected from the prevailing western winds by mountains. Yet, for a brief interval, it is affected by south winds (El-Azeeb) which causes disturbances and waves inside the port. The port drafts are deep, thus enabling the accommodation of large vessels.

Navigation and
Geographic Location

Vessels should approach the northern boundary of the island at sunrise, and at Safaga Port early in the morning and coral reefs will appear clearly behind them. A lighthouse, clearly viewed at the distance of 1.6 km. is built on the southern cape of Safaga Island. Ship masters should sail round the cape, and keep 925 m. away from the evidently visible coral reefs except for all passengers vessels and tourist vessels that enter the port at any time of the day.

Pilotage is compulsory for all types of vessels. Pilot boards vessel at the inner edge of the entrance channel. The port provides VHF and radar contorolled pilotage.

Pilot Rank Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot 2
Second Pilot 3

Safaga Port information

Port Specifications

Total Area 56,968,000 sq. m
Water Area 56,490,000 sq. m
Land Area 478,000 sq. m
Total Warehouse Area 15,000 sq. m
Total Yards Area 160,000 sq. m

Maximum Capacity 6.37 million tons/year
Details as follows

General Cargo 2.2 million ton
Dry Bulk 4.17 million ton
Passenger 750,000

Safaga Port Properties

VHF Channel  
ISPS Code 17891
Body of Water Red Sea
Latitude 26 44N
Longitude 33 57N
Time Zone GMT +2
Nearest Airport Hurghada International Airport
Working Hours 24 Hours
Max Draft 10m for Aluminum Terminal
14m for Abo Tartor Phosphate Terminal
Max Length 238 for Aluminum Terminal
Max Length 260 for Abo Tartor Phosphate Terminal
Tidal Range 1.2m - 2.1m
Weather Prevailing winds are the North and the North West winds
Water Density 1.030 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

Safaga Port Terminals and Berths


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


Berth Type Number of Berths Berths Number Length (m) Depth (m)
Passwenger and General Cargo 2 2, 3 440 10
Bulk 1 Grain 290 14
Aluminum 1 Aluminum Berth 238 10
Total 4 - 968 -

Safaga Port Services

Safaga services

Service Availability
Fresh Water available
Bunkering available
Provisions & Spare Parts available
Fumigation available
Dirty Ballast Reception not 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 not available
Pilotage & Tugging available
Underwater Cleaning not 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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