Sokhna port

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It is the port of 21st century. It is considered one of the recent ports that were established by B.O.T system. It is managed via logistic centers. It is regarded as one of the huge national projects. It is also the result of planning, regular executing for an important phase concerning the position of Egypt on the map. It is considered the first comprehensive and multi-purpose hub port. It comes under what is called "Third Generation ports" to serve export and import operations of general cargo, bulk and container handling. It is also equipped with ultimate technology.

Navigation and
Geographic Location

The Port is located on the western coast of Suez gulf, on a distance 22.3 km2 and away from Suez city 43 km.


Navigation Channels

Entrance channel is length 3650 meters long, 250 meters wide and 17-18 meters deep. It has an entrance of diameter 560 meters with a draft of 17 meters.


Pilotage is compulsory for all types of vessels arriving or departing the port.

Pilot Rank Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot 1
First Pilot 1

Sokhna Port information

Port Specifications

Total Area 87,818,000 sq. m
Water Area 65,518,000 sq. m
Land Area 22,300,000 sq. m

Maximum Capacity 8.5 million tons/year
Details as follows

General Cargo 4.75 million ton
Containerized Cargo 3.75 million ton
TEU Capacity 400,000

Sokhna Port Properties

VHF Channel 12 16
ISPS Code 219475
Body of Water Red Sea
Latitude 29 39N
Longitude 32 21.4E
Time Zone GMT +2
Nearest Airport Hurghada International Airport
Working Hours 24 Hours
Max Draft 17.5m
Max Length 750m
Tidal Range 1.2-21.m
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.

Sokhna Port Terminals and Berths


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


Berth Type Number of Berths Length (m) Width (m) Depth (m)
RoRo 2 200 30 17
Bulk & General Cargo 1 750 30 17
Container 1 750 30 17
Tug Craft 1 200 - 5.5
Assisting Units 1 100 - 5.5
Third Dock 1 350 - 17
Total 7 2350 - -

Sokhna Port Services

Sokhna 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 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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