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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Port of Mina Al Hamriyah

Mina Al Hamriyah

Working Member

Mina Al Hamriyah Port in Dubai

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

Overview

Located on mainland Dubai and shielded from the Persian Gulf by the Deira Islands, this port is an important trading and passenger harbour and lies close to the Port Rashid.

Al Hamriyah is not to be confused with the Mina Hamriyah Port located in the Free Port Zone of Sharjah. Although it is a small port, it handles a large portion of livestock, fish, frozen and fresh foods, and passenger traffic in the region.

The port is also close to the Al Hamriyah Civil Defense Station and the Department of Passport Control. It is well connected to the other Emirates by an extensive road and rail network. Moreover, Dubai International Airport is just a short distance from it.

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

Mina Al Hamriya serves as a traditional cargo gateway, facilitating the movement of non-containerised cargo between Dubai and the Arabian Gulf, East Africa, and India. The port is well known for its flexibility, being able to berth different kinds of vessels from traditional dhows to breakbulk vessels and RoRo ships. The port’s location – close to the centre of Dubai – makes it an ideal destination for goods that benefit from the city’s proximity.

Mina Al Hamriya has one of the largest quarantine facilities in the Middle East, making it a destination terminal for livestock imports. It is also a preferred port for the region’s fishing industry due to its ability to berth 190 fishing vessels at a time. The port is an attractive hub for used car trading, given its proximity to Dubai’s used car markets.

Waste Disposal Facility

DP World UAE is a signatory of MARPOL 73/78, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. Under which, ports are obliged to ensure facilities to receive residues of oil and noxious liquid substances and of garbage, adequate to meet the needs of ships using them, without causing undue delays.

Port Reception Facilities

To enforce compliance with MARPOL, Government of Dubai and port regulators have designated a number of companies qualified to collect or receive, and treat hazardous solid and liquid waste from vessels. The waste is collected through various means dependent on its type.

Development Plan

The Port is currently managed by Dubai Ports World and is under expansion to build an additional 2.5 kilometres of quay length. It handles trade with Asia, parts of Africa, and Europe.

It was built to reduce pressure on Dubai Creek. The Palm Deira is a luxury residential complex built facing the port, which is in the final stages of construction.

Engineering Features

Terminal 3

Container Terminal 3 (T3) is known for its remarkable technological achievements. It has 5 berths and a capacity of 3.8 million TEU. Inaugurated in 2014, T3 is one of the largest semi-automated terminals in the world equipped with 19 automated quay cranes and 50 automated rail-mounted gantry yard cranes (ARMG). It is capable of handling Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) with capacities exceeding 18,000 TEU.

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

Jebel Ali’s General Cargo Terminal covers a total storage area of over 1.4 million square metres, comprising 27 berths and a quayside depth of 15 metres, it allows very large and special cargo vessels to berth. Buoys and Dolphins: the storage yard has a capacity to accommodate over 750,000 vehicle units and a 16,200 square metres, 7-storey parking facility is under development in line with market demands. Jebel Ali Light Float / RACON Buoy is positioned at Latitude 25o 10’ 30” N, Longitude 54o 52’ 15”E (RW) L.FL 15 sec.

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

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