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Maritime Database Information

Port Overview

Due to its geostrategic location, the Port of Algiers serves several wilayas of the country. Its prime hinterland covers the center, center-east and center-west. Other parts of the country, including the south, can be considered part of the hinterland of the port of Algiers, and that, considering the flow of goods generated by the activities of oil companies.
The port of Algiers has a special geographical position in the Mediterranean and also nationwide making it the first commercial port in Algeria. Open to the Mediterranean Sea, the port of Algiers is located in the Northwest part of the Bay of Algiers. 


Protection works consist of 05 artificial dams with a total length of 6 Km built on sandy funds, two (02) take root perpendicular to the coast and 03 arranged in a broken line forming a breakwater parallel 2.6 Km to the coast.
They are based on average depths of 20 m with the exception of Kheir-Eddine pier where the funds can reach 36 m to the knuckle.
- In the North: the Kheir-Eddine pier 200ml;
- North East: The North Pier rooted in the island of marine 700 ml and extended by Watier Pier 600 ml;
- To the east: the jetty of 600 ml Agha;
- Southeast: the Butavand pier and jetty Mustapha 1,300 ml; In the South: the east breakwater of Mustapha 1,000 ml.


The water sheltered by these works is 184 hectares divided into 03 successive basins:
- basin of the old port 75 ha.
- Basin Aga 35 ha.
- Bassin de Mustapha 74 ha.

The ferry docks are at a number of 34, they are built following successive moles ranging from west to east with depths ranging from 5 m to 10 m. The total length of these quays is 8352 m.


Access of ships in port is done through:
- The North Pass allows access to the old port, located between the north pier and the southern spur of the Agha jetty with 176 m wide and 12 m depth.
- South Pass: allows access to Mustapha basin, located between the ear of the cross Mustapha East Pier and Breakwater with 240 m wide and 16m deep.


Port Location and Contacts



Province or District

Open to the Mediterranean Sea, the port of Algiers is located in the Northwest part of the Bay of Algiers,

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

The port city within the city, covers an overall area of 126 hectares.

Port's Complete Name

Port of Algiers 





Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)


Management Contact Person


Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Algeria Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Berthing Specifications

THE ACCESS DOORS: There are nine (09) access doors to the port of Algiers.

The port is organized into three areas:

- North Zone: Bounded by the fishery and the Harbor (wharf 5-11);
- Centre Area: Bounded by the dry docks and terminal Container (wharf 16-25);
- South Zone: Bounded by the Container Terminal and the east breakwater (wharf 30-37).

Three zones are not adjoining but connected from the outside by land (outside the port fence).

ARCHES: A vaulted volume of 245,000 M3, granted, for various storage and commercial activities

Draught: Ranging from 6 meters to 10 meters, these drafts allow the port of Algiers to accommodate ships carrying up to 25,000 tons of cargo

Customs Guidance

1.3 Algeria Customs Information

Terminal Information

There are a multitude of specialized facilities located within the port area and used mainly by public companies such as: CATO NAFTAL, NAFTEC, COGRAL, ONAB, SONELGAZ ERENAV, MEDITRAM, ENTMV, etc.

From the North to the south, there are:

Container Terminal:

Main Storage Terminal

The port of Algiers has a total storage area of 282,000 m², representing 24% of the total surface evenly distributed among the three geographical areas of the port and welcoming merchandise:

  • Land 232,000 m²
  • Full 12 stores of 50,000 m²

This capability allows storage of 120,000 tons of goods, while the average monthly volume landed is now 800,000 tons.

Received in 1998, the Container Terminal covers an area of 30.3 hectares. It has two (03) 300 ml berths with a draft of 9.00 to 11.00 meters.
It has:
     01 center stuffing and stripping 4.800 m²;
     01 2.000 m² maintenance workshop;
     01 1.000 m² park gear;
     01 administrative building 2.400 m²;
     01 checkpoint.

The Terminal in the port of Algiers container is operated by the company DPWORLD UAE since 2009 under the concession regime.

Maritime Station

It is a facility located at dock No. 11, which occupies an area of 30,000 m² for the treatment of car ferries.

A building R + 1, including in the ground floor a courtyard for boarding self-passengers and upstairs a courtyard of 10,000 m² for self-passengers disembarking as well as rooms for pedestrian passengers upstairs.

Ship repair facilities

There are two forms of Radoub (great shape & form small) for ship repair and operated by ERENAV which has a series of workshops at the dock No. 16.

Both facilities are facing the dock No. 13, which is operated by the Navy as well as the dock 14 and 15.

There are slipways at:

The dock of the Admiralty under the Navy dock between health and fishing piers (for fishermen) at the harbor (for trawlers).

Power plant

There is a power station at the rear dock 26 who’s operating under the responsibility of Sonelgaz.

This facility provides electricity to the capital city and extends over an area of 22,400 m.²

Blocks Parc

This installation, designed for maintenance work on the infrastructure of the port of Algiers, is operated by the company Meditram.
Located at Pier No. 26, the block park covers an area of 20,000 m² and has a work wharf for berthing pontoons and barges.

Office of Lighthouse Authorities (ONSM)

Responsible for marking the Algerian coast by visual, sound and wireless, the ONSM has at dock level 26 workshops and a berth for his gear.

Units of hydrocarbons

There are 3 asphalt plants located inside the port and connected by pipes to the receiving quays No. 26 and 36:
    1 NAFTAL bitumen unit on the rear platform 26 of a storage capacity of 7,000 tons.
    1 ETRHB Haddad bitumen unit on the back dock 26 with a storage capacity of 3700 tons.
    1 bitumen unit ETRHB Haddad located at Pier 36 with a storage capacity of 7850 tons.

There is a fuel unit and operated by NAFTAL Marine located on the rear platform 26, connected by pipes to the dock 26 for receipt of hydrocarbons.
The fueling of ships bunker oil is provided by floating barges.

Oil mills

The company of fats COGRAL currently operates 03 production units located behind the docks 32 & 36.
These three units occupy a total area of 6.5 ha.
They are connected to the dock # 36 by receiving pipes raw edible oils.

Vertical grain silo

Situated at 35/1 dock, grain elevator operated by CATO, has a storage capacity of 30,000 tons and equipped with 02 pumps sucking cranes for unloading grain .it occupies a total area of 8500 m²

Oil harbor

There are 3 positions for tankers berthing at the pier No. 37 for loading and unloading of oil tankers.
A sheet of 6 pipes connects this dock to the Algiers refinery located in Baraki.

Storage areas

The port of Algiers has storage areas for goods (open ground).
These areas mainly distributed along the ferry docks and intended for the storage of goods unloaded from ships.
The total storage capacity (in stores) is equivalent to 270 000 m².

Public administrations and services

In addition to the main raised surfaces and storage facilities, port provides government such as the National Customs, the Police, the Navy, civil protection ... etc, offices and others to use their buildings housing services whose activities are related to port traffic.