Key port information can also be found at: Website of the Maritime Database on the Port of Saleef
The port of Saleef is situated within Kamaran Bay 50 kms north of Hodeidah towards the Saudi Arabian border.
- This port is well protected by Kamaran Island providing safe anchorage of 30 meters depth, with a natural deep-water port accepting vessels up to 13 meters draft.
- Maximum allowable vessel limitations are as follows; draft at anchorage is 13.0 m, 'loading weight' is 5500 MT and LOA is 220 m.
- Saliff ports primary activity is for the reception of bulk grain vessel discharging into silos at this port.
- Saliff Port also hosts a salt berth which consists of a dolphin berth arrangement with an alongside draft of 13 meters. This berth is designed for the loading of Rock Salt (Gypsum) in bulk which is locally quarried.
- Plans for the construction of an additional 250 meters of quayside are in place; however a start date for the works was not clarified.
- Marine charges as the same as Hodeidah port marine charges
Port website: Website of the Port of Saleef
For further information on the port activity, please select the following document:
Port Location and Contacts
Province or District
Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)
Name : Hodeidah
Port's Complete Name
Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)
|Yemen Red Sea Port Corporation|
Management Contact Person
Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations
Airport Name: n/a
Saliff Port Silos
- Two privately owned silos are situated inside the port; Fahim Company Silos and Al Habari Company Silo.
- Milling facilities are not available and wheat is usually transported to Mills located in the vicinity of Hodeida.
Fahim Company Silo
- Fahim Company Silos have a vacuvator and 12 mobile bagging machines and can reportedly bag around 70-80,000 50kg bags per 24 hours .
Al Habari Company Silo
- Al Habari Company has a vacuvator and four mobile bagging machines which can bag around 35-40,000 bags per 24 hours (unconfirmed).
Yemen Economic Corporation
- The Yemen Economic Corporation (YECO), a Government controlled business, is reputedly planning to construct a third silo complex within the port with an initial capacity of 100,000 MT (10 x 10,000MT silos).
- A feasibility study is reportedly completed; however, no clear start date for the work is available.
- The port has a single general cargo berth of 400 meters that boasts a draft of 13.0 m.
- An auxiliary berth is used for launches and small vessels is 60 m long and has a 6.0 m draft.
- Railway for electric portal cranes which are fixed on the berths and reportedly have a lifting capacity of 5 – 10 MT. However the cranes were not operational on last inspection, hence vessels calling should be self sustaining.
- Asphalted storage yards behind the berths have an area of 18,000 m2 , prepared yards for the gypsum total 56500 m2 in area .
- There are no warehousing facilities in Saliff port