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Port Overview

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

Country

Israel

Province or District


Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Eilat

1 (km)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Eilat

Latitude

29°31′56.07″N

Longitude

34°56′25.54″E

Managing Company or Port Authority

Papo Maritime Ltd

Management Contact Person

n/a

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Ramon Airport

Port Picture

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)

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

No


Major Import Campaigns

No


Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018

Bulk (MT)

176,000

Break bulk (MT)


For further information on port performance, please see the following link - Israel Ministry of Transport

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth


530



Container Berth





Silo Berth





Berthing Tugs

2




Water Barges






General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo


Exports - Bagged Cargo


Imports and Exports - RoRo


Other Imports

Vehicles 104,935

For more information on port performance, please see the following link: Israel Ministry of Transport Port Traffic

Port Handling Equipment

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

Yes

5

Up to 55 mt.

Container Gantries

Yes

1

Up to 70 mt.

Mobile Cranes

Yes

2

Up to 40 mt

Reachstacker

Yes

2

Up to 40 mt.

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)


n/a


Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No



Transtainer


n/a


Forklifts


n/a


Port of Eilat website - Port Infrastructure 

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

n/a

n/a

Other Capacity Details



Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

n/a

n/a

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

n/a

n/a

Emergency Take-off Capacity

n/a

n/a

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

n/a

n/a

Customs Guidance

For information on OPT Port of Ashdod Customs details, please see the following link: 1.3 Palestine Customs Information

Port Security

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

1

Police Boats

Yes

Fire Engines

n/a

Port of Eilat ISPS Security Level - January 2019