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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Port of Mina Rashid

Working Member

Mina Rashid Port in Dubai

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

Overview

Mina Rashid, also referred to as Port Rashid, is a man-made cruise terminal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was Dubai’s first commercial port; in 2018 cargo operations moved to Jebel Ali Port. It currently serves as a seafront coastal destination, tourist cruise destination, and residential area. 

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

According to the World Travel Awards polls, Mina Rashid has been the Middle East’s leading cruise tourist destination for the past eight consecutive years, and is steadily gaining traction as a leading destination globally. Currently, Mina Rashid can handle seven mega-cruise vessels or 25,000 passengers at once. The port’s Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal is the world’s largest single, covered cruise terminal facility capable of handling 14,000 passengers a day. Mina Rashid is currently undergoing an expansion by building a world class recreational area that will symbolise Dubai’s rich cultural heritage and solidify the terminal as one of the world’s premier cruise tourism hubs. Due to high demand, it is also working to provide improved berthing services for private yacht owners looking to make Dubai a home for their vessels.

Coastal Berth and General Cargo Facilities

Mina Rashid Cargo Port enjoys a strategic location amidst Dubai’s traditional trading centers for cargo destined for Iran, Iraq, Africa & India.

As Dubai’s first modern port and located along traditional trading lanes, Mina Rashid is an attractive site for non-containerized cargo, especially for break-bulk and RoRo vessels. Its proximity to the city’s used car markets and support from the Road Transport Authority allow for easy and hassle-free export handling.

Development Plan

Our Future’ looks beyond our business to address the lasting legacy we can create for our industry and society. Our vision for a better, more equitable world focuses on bringing positive change across the three legacy areas of Education, Women’s Empowerment and Oceans.

Engineering Features

Facility Coastal Berth:

  • No of Berths: 5
  • Depth (m): 5
  • Quay Length (m): 900

Facility General Cargo and RoRo:

  • No of Berths: 15 (11-25)
  • Depth (m): 10.5
  • Quay Length (m): 2,757
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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