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


Navigation Channels

Large Strait : 2000 m. Length, 220 m. width, 14 m. depth.

Small Strait : 1600 m. length, 100 m. width, 9 m. depth.

Approach Area

The port is protected by sea stuns, and two converging breakwaters. The entrance breadth is 400m. Approximately. The port is divided into two harbours separated by coal berths and the inner breakwater. The first harbour is called the inner dock and the second harbour is called the outer harbour with a water area of 600 hectares. The first harbour is used for handling general cargo while the second harbour is used for oil and bulk cargo traffic. Pilotage is compulsory for vessels arriving and departing the port. The approach area is 3nm away from the straight entrance, and its depth varies from 30-35 m and the average water density is 1.3g/cm3.


Pilotage is compulsory for all types of vessels except that of tonnage less than 300 tons. Pilots board in the designated waiting area to pilot the ship inside to the outer harbour anchorage area, through fairways, inside the inner anchorage area and throughout maneuverings.

Pilotage fees

They are determined upon the provisions of Law no. 24 for the year 1983 and its amendments.


Rank Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot 4
First Pilot 11
Second Pilot 9
Third Pilot 12
Total 36


96 tugboats are available at the Alexandria port (vessels with length less than 275 ft are not tugged).

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