Port Map Description Specifications Navigation Berths Equipments Services Contacts
Port ID Number (ISPS Code)
24 June 2004
26° 43.5' E
B.A. Chart No
Adm. Med. Pilot
33° 56' N
Load Line Zone
Location: Safaga port is located at the Red Sea Governorate on the western coast of the Red Sea. It consists of a broad bay naturally protected from east and north by Safaga Island, and sheltered by mountains from western prevailing winds. Yet, for a brief interval, south winds cause some difficulties. The port drafts are deep, thus enabling the accommodation of large vessels.
Weather Prevailing winds are North and North West.
Water Density 1,04 gm./ cm2
Raining Season Winter
Tidal range and flow 2.1 springs - 1.2 m. neaps
Total Area 56.97 sq. m.
Land Area 478000 sq. m.
Water Area 56.49 sq. km.
Total Warehouses Area 6440 sq. m.
Total Yards Area 34300 sq. m.
Maximum Capacity 2.5 million tons (general cargo)
2 million tons (grain)
Max. Ship Size Vessels up to 12.83 m. draft and 70327 GRT
Working Hours Throughout 24 hours
Vessels should approach the northern boundary of the island at sunrise, and at Safaga Port early in the morning. A lighthouse, clearly viewed at the distance of 1.6 km. is built on the southern cape of the island. Ship masters should turn around the cape, and keep 925 m. distanced from the obviously observed coral reefs.
Pilotage is compulsory. Pilots aboard vessels at the inner edge of the entrance channel. The port provides VHF and radar controlled pilotage.
Tugging Charges 275 US$ / hour for foreign vessels, and 175 L.E. / hour for Egyptian vessels, at least 3 hours
Detailed Berths Information:
Number of Bollards
Passenger and Cargo
Phosphate Abu Tartour
Floating Units and Stevedoring Equipment
Type of Equipment
Bunkering and Supplies
Fresh Water Foodstuff
Spare Parts Navigational publications
Lubricating Oil Machinery requirements
Heavy Fuel Light fuel
Cleaning Charges 5% of total fees for all vessel types except for general cargo vessels estimated at 3%.
Air Transport the nearest airport is Hurgada Airport, 55 km. Distanced
Address Safaga Port, the Red Sea
Telephone 065-251222 - 253976
Telex RASPAS UN 66092
Radio Suez Radio is recommended for message transmission.