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Key port information can also be found at: Website of the Maritime Database on Mokha Port

Port Overview

Mokha is considered to be one of the oldest sea ports, not only in Yemen but across the Arabian peninsula and gulf.
Yemen often receives the majority of its spices, incense and fabric imports from East Asia and livestock imports from the horn of Africa through Mokha.
It's strategically located about 3 nautical miles from international shipping routes and provides good access to central and southern Yemen.
Marine charges as the same as Hodeidah port marine charges (please see section 2.1.1 for details).


The port encloses an area of 520,000 m2 with an additional 1399,393 m2 allocated as a seaport zone.
Navigation and Maneuvering
There is a 2 Km long navigation channel providing access to Mokha port.
The channel is 110 m wide with drafts between 7.2 and 7.8 m and is illuminated by solar powered buoys.
The port has a maneuvering dock with a 420m diameter.

Planned Developments

  • Construction of a 200m berth with 10m draft.
  • Additional surfaced storage yard – 8000m2.
  • Additional yard for storage of transit goods – 297,598 m2.

Port Location and Contacts



Province or District


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

Name :Taiz

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name






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

Yemen Red Sea Ports Corporation

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 Yemen Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

Berthing Specifications

Berth No.LengthWidthDraft
No. 1150 m35m7.2 - 7.8m
No. 2280 m35m4.5 - 8.4m

Maximum allowable vessel limitations are as follows; draft at anchorage is 8.0 m, 'loading weight' is 1500 MT and LOA is 175 m.

Port Handling Equipment

Additional Port Facilities

Two mobile cranes, 25 – 30 MT lifting capacity.

Marine launch for piloting and towing services.

Dedicated power supply for port facilities.

Six barns for livestock quarantine.

Fire fighting vehicle.


Available Services

Towing services

Pilotage services

Bunkering services (fuel and water).

Vessel supplies, foodstuffs etc.

Loading and discharge of cargo – using ports handling equipment.

Storage of cargo in port warehouses and yards.

Customs Guidance

1.3 Yemen Customs Information

Terminal Information

Main Storage Terminal

· Four warehouses with a total floor space of 12,000 m2.

· Surfaced (asphalt / concrete) storage yards totaling 25,000 m2.

· Un-surfaced storage area totaling 28,000 m2.