The Port of Eilat is the only Israeli port on the Red Sea, located at the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Port of Eilat was opened in 1947 and is today mainly used for trading with Far East countries. It allows Israeli shipping to reach the Indian Ocean without having to sail through the Suez Canal.
Ship traffic at Eilat is relatively low (compared to Israel's two large seaports on the Mediterranean). One reason is that Eilat is situated at a considerable distance from the center of the country. Another is the fact that unlike the country's other main seaports, Eilat's is yet to be served by a railway line (the nearest railhead is located 180km to the north).
The port of Eilat is mainly used for the import of vehicles from the far east.
Port website: http://eilatport.co.il/
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
Port's Complete Name
Port of Eilat
Managing Company or Port Authority
Papo Maritime Ltd
Management Contact Person
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Palestine Port and Waterways Company Contact List (Israel)
Major Import Campaigns
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018
Break bulk (MT)
For further information on port performance, please see the following link - Israel Ministry of Transport
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
For more information on port performance, please see the following link: Israel Ministry of Transport Port Traffic
Port Handling Equipment
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
Up to 55 mt.
Up to 70 mt.
Up to 40 mt
Up to 40 mt.
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity
Number of Reefer Stations
Emergency Take-off Capacity
Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
For information on OPT Port of Ashdod Customs details, please see the following link: 1.3 Palestine Customs Information
Current ISPS Level