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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Port of Musaffah

Musaffah port

Working Member

Musaffah Port in Abu Dhabi

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

Overview

The deep-water Musaffah Port is the second oldest port after Zayed Port in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and is one of the busiest channels in the world

Located in the Musaffah Industrial Area, the port is famed for being home to a 53 km Musaffah Channel, which is the second longest channel in the region, after the Suez Canal.

Location

The city of Bejaia is located on the foot of Mount Gouraya and the shoreline extends to the Cape of Carbon. It is situated 180 km east of the National Capital City of Algiers. The port is managed and operated by Enterprise Portuaire d’Bejaia.

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

Musaffah Port offers a general cargo terminal with a wide range of facilities such as break-bulk and RoRo operations.

To enhance its offerings, the port facilitates cargo operations and provides warehousing for multiple industrial and commercial sectors including steel, dredging, shipbuilding and offshore construction.

The port is also home to the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre, which provides internationally-recognised training for maritime professionals of the future.

New Musaffah Channel

In 2011, the Urban Planning Council announced the historic handover of the new AED 1.5 billion Musaffah Channel to Abu Dhabi Ports.

With a maximum width of 200 metres, and a maximum depth of nine metres, the channel provides two-way vessel traffic for large Panamax-type bulk carriers.

Abu Dhabi Ports is also responsible for the provision of pilotage and berthing assistance tugs, thus guaranteeing the highest service standards to all Musaffah Port users.

Engineering Features

The port has a channel depth of 13.7 metres which makes it suitable for large vessels and oil tankers (Panamax and Supr-Panamax class ships). The average water depth at the cargo pier and oil terminal is 9.1 metres. The major exports handled by the Port of Bejaia since the early 2000s has been hydrocarbons and petroleum products.

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

AD Ports Group Records Strong Revenue Of AED 2.791 Billion (USD 760 Million) For Year-To-Date September 2021, Up 22% Year-On-Year

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

AddressAbu Dhabi Ports, Headquarters. Gate 1, next to Zayed Port, Al Mina Street. Nearest Landmark: Zayed Port
Telephone800 102030
FAX +971 2 695 2177
Email Addresscustomerservice@adports.ae