Current Nawat at Egyptian ports
  • Red Sea Next Sohail (El-Sarfah) Start 3 October - Duration 13 day ، Summer
  • Red Sea Next Sohail (El-Zabrah) Start 20 September - Duration 13 day ، Summer
  • Mediterranean Sea Next El-Salib Winds Start 30 September - Duration 3 days ، Mostly rainy
Commercial Ports
Commercial Ports


Alexandria is situated on the West Verge of the Nile Delta between the Mediterranean Sea and Mariut Lake. It is considered the second most important city and the main port in Egypt. It handles over three quarters of Egypt’s foreign trade. Alexandria port consists of two harbours (East and West) separated by a T-shaped peninsula. The first part is for general cargo and the second part is for wood and bulk trade, and the East harbour is shallow and is not used in navigation. The West harbour is used for commercial shipping. The harbour is formed by two converging breakwaters.

Geographical Overview

The First Zone

It extends from maritime force borders up to gate number 2 customs. It consists of many maritime quays starting from quay 1 up to quay 14/16 of length 1734.9 m.

The Second Zone

Is situated between berths 16 and 28 deals with 4 types of activities: unified cargoes including Ro Ro, passengers' terminal, stuffed bulk cargoes, and barge discharge.

The Third Zone

It is located between berth 35 and the end of the military berth 47. New buildings were established after the development. The type of handled cargo in this area is general cargo.

The Fourth Zone

Is located between berths 49 and 67, and is used for handling containers, cement, coal, barge discharge carrying general cargo, fertilizers, and general cargo.

The Fifth Zone

The borders of this area extend from gate no.36 customs with petroleum dock border incluiding maritime berths from zone 71(a) and 85/2, and is used for handling: molasses, timber, some types of general cargoes, barge discharge, grains and flour.

The Sixth Zone (Oil Dock)

is situated at the western boundaries of the port, encompasses oil berths 87/1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and is used for handling edible oil, oil products and for providing bunkers. It also includes berth 86 situated at the port’s limits, used for handling livestock. The ports does not include oil storage facilities, but oil berths are connected to a refinery through a 2 km. long pipeline , no main terminals, store houses and yards are found in the sixth zone

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