Damietta :
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Port Map
 
Port ID Number (ISPS Code)
17373
Approval Date
13 June 2004
ISPS Code Source: http://www2.imo.org/ISPSCode/ISPSPortFacilities.aspx
Latitude
31° 28' N
Max. Dft.
14 .5 m
Load Line Zone
Summer
UNCTAD Code
EGDAM
Longitude
031° 45' E
Time Zone
GMT +2
B.A. Chart No
2578-2573
Adm. Med. Pilot
NP 49
 
Description

Location:
Damietta Port is situated 8.5 km. west of the Nile estuary of Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar, and it is 70 km. distanced from Port Said Port. The port installations extend on an area of 25 sq. Km. The port is bordered by an imaginary line connecting the eastern and western external breakwaters.
  

Geographical Overview:
Approach Channel 11.3 m. long, 15 m. deep, and 300 m. wide decreasingly reaching 250 m. at the breakwater fringe, the approach channel is bordered by 18 nightly-lit buoys.
Breakwaters The western breakwater is 1640 m. long with 140 m. land-based and 1500 m. sea-based area. The eastern breakwater is 738 m. long with 200 m. land-based and 538 sea-based area. Both breakwaters are made of stacked artificial acrobod piles topped with a concrete head.
Barge Channel The barge channel consists of two sections; one is 1350 m. long connecting the barge dock to the sea and the other is 3750 m. connecting the dock to the Nile estuary. The barge dock area is 250x250m comprising a 250 m. long, 5m. deep quay.
Turning Dock The turning dock diameter is 500 m. with 14.5 m. depth at the container berth, and 12 m. depth at the general cargo berth.
Port Characteristic                                                   
Weather                           Mild
Water Density                1,025
Raining Season               Autumn - Winter
Tidal range and flow       0.61m.
 
Specifications

Engineering Features
Total Area                                   11800000   sq. m.
Water Area                                  3200000     sq. m.
Land Area                                     8600000    sq. m.
Total Warehouses area              142510  sq. m.
Total Yards Area                         1254231 sq. m.
Total Silos Area                           98304    sq. m.
Maximum Port Length                 4  km.
Maximum Port Breadth                3  km.
Productivity Features
Maximum Capacity                                  7.6 million tons
TEU Capacity                                800000
Max. Ship Size                               14 m. draft-vessels
Working Hours                             24 h. (scheduled time)
    
 
Navigation

Navigation Channels

Entrance Channel       11.3 km. Length, 300 m. width, 15 m. depts.
Barge Channel            4.5 km. length, 90 m. width, 5 m. depth

Pilotage

Pilotage is compulsory.  Pilotage charges are consistent with decree 60/1988 (concerning Egyptian vessels) and decree 73/1988 (concerning foreign vessels). Transshipment Containers are accorded 20-50% reduction according to decree 40/1990. Container carriers transiting the Egyptian ports are accorded 75% reduction. 
Pilots
Rank
Number of Pilots
Senior Pilot
2
First Pilot
1
Third Pilot
6
Tugging

Tugging Fees 950 for Egyptian vessels (one tug for ship), with 30% charge increase between sun set and rise, and 475 US$ for foreign vessels; to which 5% reduction is accorded.
Tugs     6 (1200-3500 hp) tugs with a towing capacity of 20-32 hp. 3 ferryboat (120 hp), 1 ferryboat (300 hp), 4 pilotage crafts (175-550 hp), buoy unit (225 hp), and a vessel waste reception unit (480 hp) are available.
Berths
Berths Information according to their types
Berth Type
Number of Berths
Auxiliary Berths
Length (m.)
Depth (m.)
From
To
Container
4
1,2,3.4
1050
14.5
14.5
General Cargo
4
5,6,7,8
800
12.0
12.0
Bulk
4
9,10,11,12
900
12.0
12.0
Grains
2
13,14
600
14.5
14.5
Multi-purpose
2
15,16
590
14.5
14.5
Detailed Berths Information
Berth Number
Length (m.)
Depth (m.)
Date of Construction
Container Berths
1
250
14.5
1986
2
250
14.5
1986
3
250
14.5
1986
4
300
14.5
1986
General Cargo Berths
5
200
12.0
1986
6
200
12.0
1986
7
200
12.0
1986
8
200
12.0
1986
Bulk Berths
9
225
12.0
1986
10
225
12.0
1986
11
225
12.0
1986
12
225
12.0
1986
Grain Berths
13
300
14.5
1986
14
300
14.5
1986
Multi-Purpose Berths
15
295
14.5
2001
16
295
14.5
2001

Equipments
Floating Units and Stevedoring Equipment
Unit Type
Unit Capacity
Number of Units
Mooring Craft
1200 hp
4
Pilotage Craft
2 x 175 - 2 x 550 hp
5
Tug
20 - 25 towing
6

The port does not include stevedoring equipment
Services

Port Services and Facilities
Ship Repair 42 x 12 m. mechanical slipway
Bunkering and Supplies
Bunkers are available through 3 x 2300 sq. m. tanks, with taps on all berths.
Fresh Water                 Machinery Supplies
Foodstuff                      Light fuel
Fumigation                    Electric appliance                
Accommodation requirements

  
 
Contacts

Damietta Port Authority

Address: P.O. Box: 13 Damietta, Egypt
President: Adm. Ibrahim Yussef Ibrahim
  

Telephone                            057-290940 - 290941 - 290942
Fax                                         057-290963
Telex                                      DAMPA UN 62204
E-Mail                                    mmtda@idscl.gov.eg
                                                damsite@embd.gov.eg
Maritime Platform              VHF 14
Control Bridge                     External 290964 - VHF 14