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Syrian Arab Republic Tartous Port

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

Port Overview


  • Tartous Port is along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, located at N 34.54, E 35.52
  • The prevailing wind is southwesterly with a maximum wind speed of 9 on the Beaufort scale (125 km/h), but winds of such speeds are rare
  • Tidal range is is ±50 cm 
  • The Port comprises 3 piers with 24 berths (total length of the berths is 6,366 m)
  • Draft varies between depths of between 4 - 12 m
  • The entrance channel width is 200 meters, 14.5 m deep
  • The Port has the necessary equipment to handle a variety of vessels: RoRo cargo; bagged and bulk cargo; liquids; and containers 
  • Average monthly activity is approximately 350,000 Mt; total Port capacity (import and export) is 12 million tons per year 
  • The Port operates a three-shift system 24 hours a day, each shift of 8 hours
  • For operation on all in coming cargo except containers, RoRo, car carriers and bulk cargo vessels which are operated to the demand of their owners shippers, as well as live sheep, vegetable and fruit cargo, where operation may go on without stop (24 hours a day)
  • For bulk cargo operation, the port company has the necessary equipment needed for discharging such as: grabs, hoppers and serial suckers 
  • Cargo owners are also allowed to bring into the port and use their own discharging equipment for boosting the discharging operation


Port Location and Contacts



Province or District


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

Name : Lattakia

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

Tartous Port


E 35”31’35.51667


N 34”45’34.75

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

General Directorate of Ports

Management Contact Person

Mr. Zaki Najeeb – General Manager

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.2.3 Syrian Arab Republic Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

Handling Figures

Year 2008

Vessel Calls


Container Traffic (TEUs)