Alexandria port is one of the oldest & largest ports in Egypt, It deals with over than 60% of the import & export trading activities that passes through Egypt every year.

Port’s location:

Alexandria Port is one of the oldest ports in the world (4000 years old). Alexander the Great built a bridge between the coast and Pharos Island creating two ports:

Eastern Port used for military purposes.

Western Port used for commercial purposes which is the current location of Alexandria Port

Alexandria Port was established at the beginning of the 19th century in Mohamed Ali’s era. Since its establishment until the issuing of the decree no.3293 in 1966 from the A.R.E President, Alexandria Port went through many changes. The port includes many terminals for passengers, general cargo, containers, grains and petroleum with a large numbers of administrative and service buildings for the rest of the ports in Egypt.

El-Dekhiela Port is a natural extension to Alexandria Port. The construction of the port started in 1980 and became functional in 1986 with the operation of minerals berth.


General information:

  Alexandria Port El Dekhiela Port
Water surface area km2 6.8 2.74
Land  surface area km2 1.6 3.5
Total number of berths 58 17
Total berths length/Meter 10600 4400m
Depth/Meter 8.5 - 14 10  -  20
Terminals 7 5


Alexandria Port Capacity:

General Cargo 17.8 million tons
Dry Bulk 10.8 million tons
Liquid Bulk 4.3 million tons
Containerized Cargo 3.9 million tons
TEU Capacity 620,000 TEU
Max. Ship size 1,500,000 tons
Depth  Max. 12.8 m


El  Dekheila Port Capacity:

General Cargo 10.2 million tons
Dry Bulk 3.4 million tons
Liquid Bulk 3.5 million tons
Containerized Cargo 5 million tons
TEU Capacity 720,000 TEU
Max. Ship size 168,000 tons
Depth  Max. 20 m
Alexandria & El-Dekhiela Ports / Supplementary Services
  • Fresh water
  • Electric appliances
  • Oils
  • Security
  • Pilotage
  • Safety service
  • Fuel
  • Rescue operation
  • Cleaning
  • Medical capabilities
  • Foodstuff
  • Fire fighting
  • Fumigation
  • Pollution combating
  • Disposal of ships wastes


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