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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Port of Algier: DZALG

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Working Member

 Algier Port in Algeria

General Manager of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
Mr. Naeem Bin Ibrahim El-Naeem

Overview

There are 13 major commercial ports of Algeria that serve the country’s international trade transport requirements. Out of these, 8 ports serve as general cargo ports, 3 are mixed ports, and 2 serve as energy ports.

The Port of Algiers (El-Jazair in Arabic) is the main seaport of Algeria in northern Africa. Built on the slopes of the Sahel Hills, Port of Algiers stretches for ten miles along the Bay of Algiers.

The port of Alger is one of the largest deep-water seaports in Algeria. The water channel of the Port of Alger is 22.9m deep and the cargo pier is 7.6m long. It is built on the slope of Sahel hills and extends up to 10 miles along the Bay of Algiers. Major towns near the port are Wahran, Tuggurt, Adrar, Algiers and Medda.

Location

The Port of Algiers (El-Jazair in Arabic) is the main seaport of Algeria in northern Africa. Built on the slopes of the Sahel Hills, Port of Algiers stretches for ten miles along the Bay of Algiers. The Port of Algiers is located about half-way between the Port of Dellys to the east and the Port of Cherchell to the west on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Its name comes from the Arabic word al-jaza’ir, meaning “the islands.”

The number of berths in the port is 39, including:

  • General cargo berths-containers and RO-RO berths.
  • Grain and fodder berths.
  • Unpacked cargo berths, cooled cargo berths and general cargo berths.

The depth of sea waters in such berths ranges from 9 up to 14 meters, while its total length is 7837 meters. Such berths are provided with modern equipment and installations for cargo handling and stowage, in addition to carrying it from the port, also forklift and other electronic lifts of different types, some of which are of 3.2.15 tons capacity. Moreover, lifts for unloading grains, receiving dock with a length reaching 4000 meters and the sea depth along the dock ranging between 4.5 and 6 meters.

They are represented in Authorities, associations, councils and administrations working in the field of the Arab Sea Ports facilities.

Berth Properties

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Port Characteristics

The Port of Alger is managed and operated by Enterprise Portuaire d’ALGER (EPAL), and is coordinated by the National Corporation of Maritime Transportation and Algerian Navigation Company. The port was opened to traffic in 1998, and in 2019 it handled a total of 2200 vessel calls and 444, 621 TEUs.

Engineering Features

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Productivity Features

The Main Storage Terminal has an expanse of 282 thousand square metres and is capable of storing 120,000 MT of goods. Other major facilities of Port of Alger are:

  • Potting and Stripping centre of 4800 square metres
  • A maintenance workshop of 2000 square metres
  • A machine park of 1000 square metres
Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Cargo Handling2000000Thousand Tons/Year
Maximum Total Designed Capacity For Containers Handling (TEU)900000TEU/Year
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Draft)14Meters
Largest Received Vessel (According To Its Length)300Meters
Container Handling Rate2465TEU/Day
General Cargo Stevedoring Rate38356Tons/Day
Working Hours113974Hour
General Cargo Handled During The Year 20053850Thousand Tons
Containerized Handled Cargo During The Year 20058529Thousand Tons
Dry Bulk Cargo3882Thousand Tons
Liquid Bulk Cargo57Thousand Tons
Number Of Handled TEU During894809Thousand Tons/Container
Number Of Passengers During 2005-Passengers

Contact

Address02 Rue d'Angkor BP 259 Algiers, Gare 259 Algeria
Telephone213 21 423614
FAX213 21 423603
Email Addressepal@portalger.com.dz