The creation of the Arzew harbor dates back to Roman times (Portus Magnus) thanks to the exceptional qualities of its harbor and its situation resulted rich plains of Sig and Habra. This port, which has had various jobs for its expansion and development, has become, with the start of petrochemical units, a specialized port in hydrocarbons traffic.
- The operation of the equipment and port facilities.
- The Execution of maintenance, management and renewal of port superstructure.
- The operations of stevedoring and handling of goods.
- Pilotage Operations, towing and mooring.
- Exercise police and port security within the geographic boundaries of the port public domain.
- The fishing port management through the CPMT subsidiary whose capital is 100% owned by the EPA.
Port website: http://www.arzewports.com/eng/
Port Location and Contacts
Province or District
Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)
km: 40 km
Port's Complete Name
|Port of Arzew|
Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)
|Entreprise Portuaire d'Arzew|
Management Contact Person
Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations
Airport Name: n/a
Marine pilotage is to assist the captain of the vessel by providing local competance and experience to ensure the passage of sea vessel to the port and perform the maneuver with or without tug in restricted areas of port facilities surrounded by a minimum time and in the best safety conditions. They are directly related to tugs and boatmen who also intervene during docking and departure of the ship. It is ensured between the parallel of the lighthouse island of Arzew and meridian 00 ° 10' ouest. The boatage intervenes successively at the entrance and exit of ships from the port area.
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
The port operates continuously day and night. Handling operations take place during vacations organized as follows:
- 1st shift: 07:00 to 13:00.
- 2nd shift: from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
Dry dock (See photo below)
Power: 30 tons
|Length: 14 m|
Width: 5 m
|Max rear: 1.20 m|
|13 ocean tugs, equipped with high power motors (1700C.V to 6300 HP) and a tensile strength of 23 tons to 70 tons.|
Port Handling Equipment
(Yes / No)
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
2 x cranes of 30 tons.
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
1 x 28-ton
2 switch Bridges
Maximum capacity 50 tons (see photo 1. below)
5 silos with a capacity of 1,800 tons storage (see photo 2. below)
capacity 6000 m3
- Switch Bridges
2. Cement Cilo