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

Port Overview

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:

Yemen Port of Saleef Additional Information

Port Location and Contacts



Province or District


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

Name : Hodeidah

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 Port Corporation

Management Contact Person


Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Port Picture

Port Performance

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.

4.4 Yemen Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Berthing Specifications

Seaport Components.

  • 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

Customs Guidance

1.3 Yemen Customs Information