The port is located in the Red Sea Governorate on the western coast of the Red Sea. It is a broad bay (natural gulf) on a distance of 60 km south of Hurgada and on a distance of 225 nm south of Suez port. This broad bay is naturally protected from the east and the north sides by Safaga Island, and protected from the prevailing western winds by mountains. Yet, for a brief interval, it is affected by south winds (El-Azeeb) which causes disturbances and waves inside the port. The port drafts are deep, thus enabling the accommodation of large vessels.
Admiralty chart: 3043. Admiralty pilot: 64
Weather: Wind light in the morning, gains strength during day, making tying up more difficult.
Largest vessels: 200 m LOA, 12,2 m max. D.
Provisions and water: Water and provisions available.
Ship repairs: Minor repairs possible.
Further generic information can be found in the following document: Egypt Safaga Port Additional Information
Key port information can also be found at: Website of the Maritime Database on Safaga Port
Port Location and Contacts
Province or District
Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)
Name: Suez km: n/a
Port's Complete Name
26° 44' N
33° 56' E
Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)
Red Sea Port Authority
Management Contact Person
Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations
Airport Name: n/a
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Total Port Area
57 km2 (56968000 m2)
56.5 km2 (56490000 m2 )
0.5 km2 (478000 m2)
Total Warehouses Area
15000 sq. m.
Total Yards Area
160000 sq. m.
Maximum Capacity 6.37 million tons/year as follows:
Consists of five quays : one used for phosphate, two for g/cargo and passenger ferries, one for grain, and one for rock phosphate. Rock phosphate and ground phosphate are loaded at this port for shipment all over the world. Rock phosphate loaded (1000 t/day) from elevator and phosphate in bags by ship's gear. The loading of bulk phosphate is carried out at the company's pier, depth 8.39 m. Grain terminal at depth a/side of 14 m. Silo capacity of 100000 t.
Detailed Berths Information
Number of Bollards
Passenger and Cargo
Berth 2 and 3
Further information on Berthing Specifications can be found in the following document: Egypt Safaga Port Additional Information