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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Sokhna port, Egypt

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Working Member

Sokhna port, Egypt

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

Overview

“Ain Sokhna port is Egypt’s main gateway to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), East Africa and Asia with an area of 23 Km2.”

  • Ultra-modern multi-purpose facility capable of handling large ships.
  • Purpose-built for future needs, with a basin width and entrance of 680m with direct access from the Gulf of Suez; basin depth of 17m.
  • Enhanced port automation and next generation container handling equipment.

Location

The port location is Latitude 29°39’ North and Longitude 32°21’ East.

Location

The port location is Latitude 29°39’ North and Longitude 32°21’ East.

  • Ultra-modern multi-purpose facility capable of handling large ships.
  • Purpose-built for future needs, with a basin width and entrance of 680m with direct access from the Gulf of Suez; basin depth of 17m.
  • Enhanced port automation and next generation container handling equipment.

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

Container Terminal

  • Potential annual throughput of 1.1 million TEU per annum.
  • Quay-wall total length of 750 m.
  • Total container yard area of 500,000 M2

Second Container Terminal (CT2)

  • Potential annual throughput of 1.8 million TEU per annum.
  • Quay-wall total length of 1,350M.
  • Total yard area of 640,000 M2

Liquid Bulk

The existing masterplan provides two liquid Jetties for the expansion of the liquid bulk facilities with adjacent tank farms that caters for major future growth in the port capacity. The liquid bulk terminal in Ain Sokhna Port is located in basin 3, which is in the South of the port. The basin has one jetty in operation and the second one (Basin 2) is in the final development stage. Both jetties are of the same size and can accommodate two vessels each. The length of the berth is 412.00m. The liquid bulk terminal has a size of 400,000 m² [LPG – Amonia – Gas Oil].

Dry Bulk & General Cargo

Three (3) berths, capacity of Twenty (20) million tons per annum. The dry bulk berths are located at the Eastern side of the port basin 1. While one berth is dedicated for raw sugar bulk imports, the other is used for coal and iron ore bulk imports. The main equipment for the general cargo and dry bulk berths at the Eastern side of port basin 1 are four (4) Mobile Harbor Cranes. Sugar The sugar terminal belongs to a nearby sugar refinery, which is operated by the United Sugar Company of Egypt. Iron and Coal Dry Bulk The iron ore and coal terminal serves the import demand from Ezz Flat Steel Company located in Sokhna. The company produces steel products and is located outside the port area in a distance of approx. 8 km by road. To a lesser extent also clinker and slag imports are handled here. These commodities feed cement factories in the east of Sokhna.

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

Development Plan

Current Development

Container terminal:640,000 m²
Livestock terminal:211,000 m²
Liquid bulk terminal:600 m – 212.000 m².

Future Expansion:

Container terminal:1,490,000 m²
RO RO Terminal – Basin 2 :880,000 m² 
Cruise Terminal – Basin 2 :60,000 m²
Liquid Bulk Terminal – Basin 3 :420,000 m²
Dry Bulk Terminal – Basin 3 :445,000 m²
Container Terminal – Basin 4:815,000 m²
General Cargo Terminal – Basin 4:545,000 m²
Dangers Cargo Terminal – Basin 5 :615,000 m²
Multi-Purpose Terminal – Basin 5:755,000 m²

Contact

AddressK.M 114, Kattameya old road, Ain Sokhna, Suez, Egypt.
Telephone+2 062 3590005
FAX
Email Addressinvest@sczone.eg