Egypt

Egypt

Country name:

Egypt

Official country name:

Arab Republic of Egypt

Assessment Details
From 15 November 2019
To 15 December 2019
Name of Assessor

Mohamed Refaie

Mohamed Shaaban

Title and Position Logistics Officer
Contact

mohamed.refaie@wfp.org

mohamed.shaaban@wfp.org

Table of Contents

Section Name of Assessor Organization Date of Update

1 Egypt Country Profile

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1.1 Egypt Humanitarian Background

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1.2 Egypt National Regulatory Departments & Quality Control

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1.3 Egypt Customs Information

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2 Egypt Logistics Infrastructure

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2.1 Egypt Port Assessment Mohamed Refaie, Mohamed Shaaban WFP December 2019

2.1.1 Egypt Port of Alexandria

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2.1.2 Egypt Port Said

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2.1.3 Egypt Port of Damietta

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2.1.4 Egypt Port of Dekheila

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2.1.5 Egypt Port of Suez

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2.1.6 Egypt Port of Abu Qir

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2.1.7 Egypt Port of Sidi Kerir

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2.1.8 Egypt Port of Abu Zenima

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2.1.9 Egypt Al Sokhna Port

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2.1.10 Egypt Port of Adabiya

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2.1.11 Egypt Port of Hurghada

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2.1.12 Egypt Ras Gharib Port

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2.1.13 Egypt Ras Shukheir Port

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2.1.14 Egypt Safaga Port

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2.1.15 Egypt Al-Arish Port

Logistics Cluster Logistics Cluster + WFP January 2024

2.1.16 Egypt Port of Al Tour

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2.1.17 Egypt Port of Sharm El Sheikh

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2.1.18 Egypt Port of Nuweibah

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2.1.19 Egypt Petroleum Dock Port

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2.1.20 Egypt Suez Canal

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2.1.21 Egypt Port of East - Port Said

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2.2 Egypt Aviation Mohamed Refaie, Mohamed Shaaban WFP December 2019

2.2.1 Egypt Cairo International Airport

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2.2.2 Eypt Hurghada International Airport

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2.2.3 Egypt Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport

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2.2.4 Egypt Borg El Arab International Airport

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2.2.5 Egypt Luxor International Airport

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2.2.6 Marsa Alam International Airport

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2.2.7 Egypt Sohag International Airport

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2.2.8 Egypt Sphinx International Aiport

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2.2.9 Egypt Arish International Airport

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2.2.10 Egypt El Alamein International Airport

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2.2.11 Egypt Taba International Airport

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2.2.12 Egypt St. Catherine International Airport

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2.2.13 Egypt Abu Simbel Airport

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2.2.14 Egypt Assiut Airport

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2.2.15 Egypt El Gouma Airport

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2.2.16 Egypt Wadi Al Jandali Airport

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2.2.17 Egypt Aswan Airport

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2.2.18 Egypt Dakhla Oasis Airport

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2.3 Egypt Road Network Mohamed Refaie, Mohamed Shaaban WFP December 2019

2.3.1 Egypt Border Crossing of Rafah

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2.3.2 Egypt Border Crossing of El Ouga

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2.3.3 Egypt Border Crossing of Taba

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2.3.4 Egypt Border Crossing of Qustul

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2.3.5 Egypt Border Crossing of Saloum

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2.4 Egypt Railway Assessment

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2.5 Egypt Waterways Assessment

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2.6 Egypt Milling Assessment

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2.7 Egypt Storage Assessment

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3 Egypt Services and Supply

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3.1 Egypt Fuel

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3.2 Egypt Transporters

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3.3 Egypt Manual Labour

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3.4 Egypt Telecomunications

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3.5 Egypt Food and Additional Suppliers Mohamed Refaie, Mohamed Shaaban WFP December 2019

3.5.1 Egypt Food Suppliers

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3.6 Egypt Food Suppliers, Accommodation and Other Markets

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4. Egypt Contact List

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4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

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4.2 Egypt Humanitarian Agency Contact List

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4.3 Egypt Laboratory and Quality Testing Companies Contact List

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4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

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4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List

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4.7 Egypt Fuel Providers Contact List

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4.8 Egypt Transporters Contact List

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5 Egypt Annexes

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5.1 Egypt Acronyms and Abbreviations

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1 Egypt Country Profile

Generic Information 

Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt. It is the world's only contiguous Eurafrican nation. 

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East with most of its people living near the banks of the River Nile. 

Further generic information and information on money parity and inflation can be found in the following document: Egypt Country Profile Additional Information.docx

Further generic links:

Wikipedia Website of Egypt 

Website of the IMF on Egypt 

Website of the Economist Intelligence Unit on Egypt 

(*note - this is a paid service) 

Humanitarian Info

World Food Programme - Egypt 

Facts and Figures

Wolframalpha - Egypt 

Worldbank - Egypt 

World Population Review - Egypt 

 

1.1 Egypt Humanitarian Background

Disasters, Conflicts and Migration 

Natural Disasters 

Type 

Occurs 

Comments / Details 

Drought 

Yes 

Rare droughts hit the country. 

Earthquakes 

Yes 

Seismic hazard in Egypt is highest at the southern end of the Gulf of Suez, the northern Red Sea and around the Gulf of Aqaba, the location of the active plate boundaries. The highest risk is the southern end of the Dead Sea Transform. 1992: A 5.8 magnitude quake occurred at 15:09 pm on 12 October, with an epicentre near Dahshur, 35 km south of Cairo. The quake was unusually destructive for its size, causing 545 deaths, injuring 6,512 and making 50,000 people homeless. It was the most damaging event to affect Cairo since 1847 (Source: Wikipedia) · 1995: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred on 22 November at 04:15 am, in the eastern part of Egypt. At least 8 people were killed and 30 were injured in the epicentre region. Damage occurred across much of north-eastern Egypt as far away as Cairo. 

Epidemics 

Yes 

Very rare, however the most repeated epidemic is cholera as it occurred in 1831 / 1847-1848 / 1865 / 1881 / 1902 /1947. 

Extreme Temperatures 

Yes 

An extremely hot, dry and dusty wind blows from the south or the southwest. This wind is called khamasīn. When the flow of dry air continuously blows over vast desert regions, it picks up fine sand and dust particles and finally results in a dusty wind which is generally felt in the periphery of the desert. When this wind blows over Egypt, it causes high temperatures to soar temporarily at dangerous levels, usually over 45 °C (113 °F), the relative humidity levels to drop under 5%. The khamasīn causes sudden, early heat waves and the absolute highest temperature records in Egypt. 

Flooding 

Yes 

Nile floods have been contained since 1970 upon the completion of the High Dam at Aswan. Flash floods however are caused by high intensity short-duration storms and are primarily dominated by overland flow rainstorms in Sinai. 

Insect Infestation 

No 

N/A 

Mudslides 

No 

N/A 

Volcanic Eruptions 

No 

N/A 

High Waves / Surges 

Yes 

Since 1995 there have been three tsunamis recorded in the Mediterranean Sea with waves exceeding 2m in height. 

Wildfires 

No 

N/A 

High Winds 

Yes 

Al khamseen wind: when the flow of dry air continuously blows over vast desert regions, it picks up fine sand and dust particles and finally results in a dusty wind which is generally felt in the periphery of the desert. When this wind blows over Egypt, it causes high temperatures to soar temporarily at dangerous levels, usually over 45 °C (113 °F), the relative humidity levels to drop under 5%. The khamasīn causes sudden, early heat waves and the absolute highest temperature records in Egypt. 

Man-Made Issues 

Refugees Present 

Yes 

Per a UNHCR statistical report (July 201rollout) the total number of refugees has reached 249,709 POC, out of which 131,433* are Syrians and 118,276 from other nationalities. 

*All Syrians who approached UNHCR Egypt after 2011 are registered as asylum seekers and do not undergo refugee status determination but are considered as Refugees 

For a more detailed database on disasters by country, please see the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters Country Profile. 

Seasonal Effects on Logistics Capacities 

Seasonal Effects on Transport 

Transport Type 

Time Frame 

Comments / Details 

Primary Road Transport 

From December to February 

During the rainy season roads can get blocked, especially in the north coast, the Sinai province, the Red Sea governorate and in the South, where intercity and highways become affected by floods.    

Secondary Road Transport 

From December to February 

Blocks may occur, especially when there are floods and/or when secondary roads/small bridges are washed away. This may disrupt the movement of personnel and agricultural products, causing inflation in the local market for certain products. 

Rail Transport 

From December to February 

More reliable during rainy seasons. However, still affected by floods, low visibility levels, and sand storms, causing suspension of services ranging from hours to days. 

Air Transport 

From March to June 

Sand storms, mists and fog decrease the visibility and affect navigation systems' capacity, causing temporary closure of airport activities for hours/days. 

Waterway Transport 

From December to February 

Heavy rain, storm and wind could disrupt the marine vessels movements, causing temporary closure of ports' activities for hours/ days. 

Seasonal Effects on Storage and Handling 

Activity Type 

Time Frame 

Comments / Details 

Storage 

From December to February 

From May to August 

Rain, moist, wind floods, sand storms usually disrupt the warehousing activities, causing temporary closure of activities for days. 

Heat and humidity: in Upper Egypt’s locations the heat goes up to exceed 50 degrees Celsius and humidity to 70% which effects the non-climate controlled warehouses, also affecting the quality of stored goods, especially food and sensitive items. 

Handling 

All over the year 

During harvest/tourist seasons the demand of manpower increases. 

Capacity and Contacts for In-Country Emergency Response 

Government 

Egypt has sufficient capacity in terms of man power and infrastructure to respond to emergencies.  

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

Humanitarian Community 

For more information on humanitarian agency contact details, please see the following link: 4.2 Egypt Humanitarian Agency Contact List



1.2 Egypt Regulatory Departments & Quality Control

EOS (Egyptian Organization for Standards & Quality) is considered the competent body in Egypt responsible for granting quality and conformity marks as well as conformity certificates for industrial commodities and products according to the Egyptian and foreign standards. The General Department for Quality is considered the consulting department for establishments, industrial companies and bodies in the fields of industrial quality control and quality assurance and environmental management 

The main tasks of the EOS are as follows: 

  • Providing the appropriate means to achieve the conformity of raw materials, industrial commodities and products to the approved standards including technical researches, studies, controlling and technical inspection, drawing samples and testing them, evaluating the testing results and issuing conformity certificates for the approved standards and the required marks;
  • Granting quality marks for the local industrial products to be conformed to Egyptian standards;
  • EOS is Egypt communication and enquiry point concerned with providing and exchanging information related to conformity assessment procedures on the national, regional and international levels;
  • Providing technical consultations for industrial establishments, companies and bodies in the fields of industrial quality control, quality assurance and environmental management systems;
  • Verifying the accuracy of measurement and testing instruments used in industrial units in all sectors;
  • Training technicians in concerned bodies on the relevant quality and standards activities, as well as holding relevant local and international conferences;
  • Representing Egypt in the international and regional organizations concerned with standards, following up their activities and coordinating quality activities in Egypt with their corresponding abroad;
  • Inspecting products applying for conformity certificates;
  • Issuing periodicals and brochures concerned with EOS activities in the field of quality control;
  • Representing Egypt in the international and regional organizations concerned with standards, quality, measurements and metrology;
  • Developing and issuing Egyptian standards;
  • Granting license for quality mark and conformity certificate for the Egyptian products in various fields;
  • Providing technical consultancy and support in the field of standards and quality;
  • Calibrating measurement and testing equipment for companies and industrial establishments;
  • Testing and inspection of products;
  • Providing info for the concerned bodies on field of standards, quality, measurements and metrology
  • Providing training courses for technicians working in competent authorities and other concerned bodies relevant to standardization, quality, inspection, testing, measuring and calibration activities;
  • Qualifying establishments for applying quality, environment and safety systems;
  • Undertaking the responsibility of the enquiry point for Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement (TBT);
  • Participating in the activities of international standards issued by ISO;
  • Participating in the work of CODEX Alimentarious Committee;
  • Implementing the activities of quality management systems and environmental management systems and consumers' issues corresponding to ISO committees;
  • Carrying out the activities of the national COPOLCO Committee;
  • Issuing the unified Arab standards in cooperation with the Arab Industrial, Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO); and
  • Participating in the activities of African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO). 

The General Department for Quality undertakes the following activities: 

  • Inspecting products licensed for quality mark; 
  • Inspecting products applying for quality mark licence; 
  • Inspecting safety and security products in the field of engineering industries to obtain conformity mark; 
  • Inspecting products applying for their prototype adoption; 
  • Inspecting the required technical studies for licensing boilers; 
  • Inspecting trucks; 
  • Evaluating the reports of (engineering, chemical, food products, textile) labs submitted to the department; 
  • Providing technical consultancy for companies and organizations. 

 

Address: 

16 Tadreeb El- Modarrebeen st.Ameriya, Cairo 

Web Site: 

www.eos.org.eg 

Consumer Site: www.eos.org.eg 

E-mail: 

moi@idsc.net.eg 

TEL: 

+202 2284 5524+202 2284 5522 

Fax: 

+202 2284 5501 

President Tel: 

+202 2284 5529+202 2284 5528 

President Fax: 

+202 2284 5504 

Central Department Director Tel: 

+20 2284 5526 

Customer service: 

+202 2284 5503 

Consumer protection: 

+202 2284 5500 

Information Centre Tel /fax: 

+202 2284 5533 

E-mail: 

eositc@eos.org.eg 

General Department for Quality: 

+202 2284 5520 

General Department for Standards: 

+202 2284 5507 

General Department for Measurements: 

+202 2284 5506 

General Department for Technical Relations: 

+202 2284 5508 

Food labs: 

+202 2284 5521 

Marketing: 

+202 2284 5521 

Samples: 

+202 2284 5503 

Textile labs: 

+202 2284 5517 

Chemical labs: 

+202 2284 5514 

Engineering labs: 

+202 2284 5512 

Metrology: 

+202 2284 5523 

Purchases: 

+202 2284 5519 

 

For further information on the National Regulatory Departments contacts identified in the contact list above, please select the following document:http://www.egypt.gov.eg/english/guide/directory.aspx 

For more information on regulatory departments and quality control laboratories' contact details, please see the following links: 

4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

4.3 Egypt Laboratory and Quality Testing Companies Contact List

 

1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Duties and Tax Exemption 

For contact information regarding government customs authorities, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

Emergency Response 

Agreements / Conventions Description 

Ratified by Country? 

(Yes / No)  

WCO (World Customs Organization) member 

Yes, 26-10-1956 

Annex J-5 Revised Kyoto Convention 

Yes, 26 June 1999  

OCHA Model Agreement 

Yes, October 2011 

Tampere Convention (on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations) 

No 







Regional Agreements (on emergency/disaster response, but also customs unions, regional integration) 

http://www.mfa.gov.eg/English/ministry/library/treaties/Pages/default.aspx 

Environment Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification   

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal  

Convention on Biological Diversity  

Health WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control  

Human Rights Convention on The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women  

Convention on The Political Rights of Women

Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities  

Convention on the Rights of the Child  

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment  

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide  

UN Conference of Plenipotentiaries on A Supplementary Convention on The Abolition of Slavery, The Slave Trade, Institutions, Practices Similar to Slavery  

International Convention on The Protection of The Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families 

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid  

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination  

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child prostitution and Child Pornography  

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights  

Privileges and immunities Vienna Convention Consular RelationsVienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations  

The UN Charter UN Charter and Statute of the International Court of Justice  

Egypt and Arab League Treaties between Egypt and Arab League 

Exemption Regular Regime (Non-Emergency Response):  

Duties and Taxes Exemption Certificate Document Requirements (by commodity) 

 

  

Food 

NFI 

(Shelter, 

WASH, 

Education) 

Medicines 

Vehicles 

& 

Spare Parts 

Staff 

& Office 

Supplies 

Telecoms Equipment 

Invoice 

If not under LC* then only 1 original legalized Commercial 

Invoice +2 copies Legalized by foreign affairs of COD** and Egypt embassy at COD 

If not under LC* then only 1 original legalized Commercial 

Invoice +2 copies “Legalized by foreign affairs of COD** and Egypt embassy at COD”. 

If not under LC* then only 1 original legalized Commercial 

Invoice +2 copies “Legalized by foreign affairs of COD** and Egypt embassy at COD”. 

If not under LC* then only 1 original legalized Commercial 

Invoice +2 copies “Legalized by foreign affairs of COD** and Egypt embassy at COD” 

If not under LC* then only 1 original legalized Commercial 

Invoice +2 copies “Legalized by foreign affairs of COD** and Egypt embassy at COD” 

If not under LC* then only 1 original legalized Commercial 

Invoice +2 copies “Legalized by foreign affairs of COD** and Egypt embassy at COD” 

AWB/BL/Other Transport 

Documents 

Unless under LC the normal importation requires: 3 non-negotiable original B/L is mode of transport is by sea Or 1 original AWB / Truck waybill 

Express resale / release telex is also acceptable          

Unless under LC the normal importation requires: 3 non-negotiable original B/L is mode of transport is by sea Or 1 original AWB / Truck waybill 

Express resale / release telex is also acceptable         

Unless under LC the normal importation requires: 3 non-negotiable original B/L is mode of transport is by sea Or 1 original AWB / Truck waybill 

Express resale / release telex is also acceptable         

Unless under LC the normal importation requires: 3 non-negotiable original B/L is mode of transport is by sea Or 1 original AWB / Truck waybill 

Express resale / release telex is also acceptable          

Unless under LC the normal importation requires: 3 non-negotiable original B/L is mode of transport is by sea Or 1 original AWB / Truck waybill 

Express resale / release telex is also acceptable         

Unless under LC the normal importation requires: 3 non-negotiable original B/L is mode of transport is by sea Or 1 original AWB / Truck waybill 

Express resale / release telex is also acceptable         

Donation/Non-Commercial 

Certificates 

Certificate of Origin- 2 copies 

+ original document which must be approved by Egyptian consulate in COD 

Certificate of Origin- 2 copies 

+ original document which must be approved by Egyptian consulate in COD 

Certificate of Origin- 2 copies 

+ original document which must be approved by Egyptian consulate in COD 

Certificate of Origin- 2 copies 

+ original document which must be approved by Egyptian consulate in COD 

Certificate of Origin- 2 copies 

+ original document which must be approved by Egyptian consulate in COD 

Certificate of Origin- 2 copies 

+ original document which must be approved by Egyptian consulate in COD 

Packing Lists 

Detailed PL is Recommended 

Detailed PL is Recommended 

Detailed PL is Recommended 

Detailed PL is Recommended 

Detailed PL is Recommended 

Detailed PL is Recommended 

Other Documents 

  • Certificate of origin  

- ProForma 

Invoice(if Under LC ) 

- Delivery order from shipping line agent / airport operator   

Health certificates 

- Test certificate 

- Specification certificate 

Radiation certificate 

Fumigation certificates 

Conformity certificate 

Content 

Analysis 

(required for products which undergo standards testing 

Based on the type of commodity  

  • Certificate of origin  

- ProForma 

Invoice(if Under LC ) 

- Delivery order from shipping line agent / airport operator   

- Health certificates 

- Test certificate 

- Specification certificate 

- Radiation certificate 

- Fumigation certificates 

- Conformity certificate 

Content 

Analysis 

(required for products which undergo standards testing 

Based on the type of commodity 

  • Certificate of origin  

- ProForma 

Invoice(if Under LC ) 

- Delivery order from shipping line agent / airport operator   

- Health certificates 

- Test certificate 

- Specification certificate 

- Radiation certificate 

- Fumigation certificates 

- Conformity certificate 

Content 

Analysis 

(required for products which undergo standards testing 

Based on the type of commodity 

  • Certificate of origin  

- ProForma 

Invoice(if Under LC ) 

- Delivery order from shipping line agent / airport operator   

- Health certificates 

- Test certificate 

- Specification certificate 

- Radiation certificate 

- Fumigation certificates 

- Conformity certificate 

Content 

Analysis 

(required for products which undergo standards testing 

Based on the type of commodity 

  • Certificate of origin  

- ProForma 

Invoice(if Under LC ) 

- Delivery order from shipping line agent / airport operator   

- Health certificates 

- Test certificate 

- Specification certificate 

- Radiation certificate 

- Fumigation certificates 

- Conformity certificate 

Content 

Analysis 

(required for products which undergo standards testing 

Based on the type of commodity 

  • Certificate of origin  

- ProForma 

Invoice(if Under LC ) 

- Delivery order from shipping line agent / airport operator   

- Health certificates 

- Test certificate 

- Specification certificate 

- Radiation certificate 

- Fumigation certificates 

- Conformity certificate 

Content 

Analysis 

(required for products which undergo standards testing 

Based on the type of commodity 

Additional Notes 

For further information on the document requirements stated above, please see the following document: Egypt Customs Information  

*LC : letter of credit  

COD : Country of Dispatch  

Customs Clearance 

General Information  

Customs Information 

Document 

Requirements 

· Passport (original) · Work Permit (original) or application documents · Customs Bond · Letter of Guarantee or Power of Attorney · Residence Visa · Inventory - showing number of pieces, cartons and precise contents of each · Keys for any locked items · Letter from Employer to Customs stating duration of Customer's stay and financial guarantees · Certificate of Residence Change · Delivery address and telephone number 

Embargoes 

Israeli Products importations / exportations  

Prohibited Items 

Pornographic material · Drugs · Fireworks , Firearms and weapons, ammunition, daggers and swords · Anti-Islamic religious materials · Gold and silver (tableware permitted) · Cordless telephones · Resolution colour printers or photocopiers 

General Restrictions 

GMO food 

Customs Clearance Document Requirements (by commodity) 

  

Food 

NFI 

(Shelter, 

WASH, 

Education) 

Medicines 

Vehicles 

& 

Spare Parts 

Staff 

& Office 

Supplies 

Telecoms Equipment 

D&T Exemption 

Certificate 

n/a 

n/a  

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Invoice 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and 

NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and 

NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and 

NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and 

NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and 

NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and 

NGOs 

AWB/BL/Other Transport 

Documents 

3 Originals + 3 copies, applies 

to UN and NGOs 

3 Originals + 3 copies, applies 

to UN and NGOs 

3 Originals + 3 copies, applies 

to UN and NGOs 

3 Originals + 3 copies, applies 

to UN and NGOs 

3 Originals + 3 copies, applies 

to UN and NGOs 

3 Originals + 3 copies, applies 

to UN and NGOs 

Donation/Non-Commercial 

Certificates 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Packing Lists 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Original Invoice, applies 

for UN and NGOs 

Phytosanitary Certificate 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Other Documents 

Certificate of Origin 

Fumigation certificate 

Non GMO certificate 

Phytosanitary certificate 

Certificate of Origin 

Fumigation certificate 

Non GMO certificate 

Phytosanitary certificate 

Certificate of Origin 

Fumigation certificate 

Non GMO certificate 

Phytosanitary certificate 

Certificate of Origin 

Fumigation certificate 

Non GMO certificate 

Phytosanitary certificate 

Certificate of Origin 

Fumigation certificate 

Non GMO certificate 

Phytosanitary certificate 

Certificate of Origin 

Fumigation certificate 

Non GMO certificate 

Phytosanitary certificate 

Additional Notes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transit Regime 

Customs Information by Entry Points as well as other comments on Customs Information and Document Requirements can be found in the following document: Egypt Customs Information Additional Information.docx




2 Egypt Logistics Infrastructure

The transportation sector is one of the main drivers of economic development and growth in Egypt, linking production and consumption markets. Egypt’s unique geographic location combined with an expanding infrastructure base is enhancing the country’s position as a key global logistics hub. Egypt is currently embarking on a host of transportation projects in metros and tunnels, railways, ports, and roads. 

Roads 

Roads play a key role in Egypt transport network, with 94% of Egypt’s freight using roads. Egypt has climbed from the 118th in 2014 in the global road’s quality ranking to 75th in 2018. 

Egypt's government spent LE 22.5 billion to build 5,000 km of new roads and renovate and develop others. 2018 saw the new roads significantly reduce the traffic accidents in Egypt. In September 2018, the Egyptian President inaugurated road projects worth LE 7 billion; six over-the-Nile bridges have been completed and another ten are still under construction.  

At a cost of LE 36 billion, Egypt will increase its roads in km from 24,000 to about 29,000. Most prominently, the government has focused on highways. It is expected that all road developments within this project will be complete by 2020; the roads established as a result of this project will constitute about 20% of all roads in Egypt. 

The government plans a series of road upgrades, including: 

  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Ahmad Hamdi Tunnel Link. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Assiut/Sohag/Red Sea Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Cairo to Suez Road Enhancement. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Eastern Circular Sector Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Eastern Ring Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Faiyum/Wahat Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Farafra/Ain Dallah Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Khashm El Raqba Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Minya/Ras Gharib Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Qena to Safaga Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Regional Ring Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Sheikh Fadl to Ras Gharib Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Shubra to Banha Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Shubra to Banha Road Expansion - Sector 2. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Sohag to Al Ghardaqa. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 1 - Wadi Al Natrun to Al Alamein Road 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 3 - Cairo/Western Assiut Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 3 Suez to Ahmad Hamdi Tunnel Road. 
  • Egypt MOT - The National Roads Project - Phase 3 Wahat Road/6th October.  

Ports 

The government is reported to be planning to triple trade handled by ports in Egypt and has drafted a long-term plan to raise ports capacity from 120 million tonnes to 370 million tonnes by 2030. 

The Red Sea Ports Authority (RSPA) manages nine ports in the Red Sea: Portawfik, Petroleum Basin Port, AdabeyaSukhnaHurghadaSafaga, El-Tur, Sharm El-Sheikh and Nweiba. The RSPA is responsible for constructing and periodically maintaining the marine quays of all nine ports, and for servicing the ships using these ports. 

The RSPA announced plans to construct dry bulk, container and mixed-use terminals along the nine ports managed by the authority. RSPA has planned 15 projects with an average value of US$ 60 million; and eight projects with an average value of US$ 400 million. 

The most notable projects will take place in Soukhna Port, which lies south of Suez and forms part of the Suez Canal Area Development Project (SCADP) 

Constructing, operating and managing a Liquid Bulk Terminal

  • Capacity: 15 million tonnes of oils per year 
  • Quay: 2,000 m long; 14 - 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 900,000 m2 
  • Estimated Capex: US$ 650 million 

https://egyptoil-gas.com/news/liquid-bulk-terminal-to-receiver-500m-in-financing/ 

Constructing, operating and managing a Dry Bulk Terminal

  • Capacity: 12 million tonnes per year 
  • Quay: 1700 m long; 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 720,000 m2 
  • Capex: US$ 500 million 

Constructing, operating and managing an Agricultural Crops Terminal

  • Capacity: 8 million tonnes per year 
  • Quay: 1,100 m long; 14 - 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 580,000 m2 
  • Capex: US$ 360 million 

Constructing, operating and managing a Second Containers Terminal

  • Capacity: 5 million equivalent containers per year 
  • Quay: 2,200 m long; 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 2,000,000 m2 
  • Capex: US$ 650 million 

Constructing, operating and managing Dry Bulk Terminal No. 2

  • Capacity: 8 million tonnes per year 
  • Quay: 1,100 m long; 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 510,000 m2 
  • Capex: US$ 287 million 

Constructing, operating and managing a Third Container Terminal

  • Capacity: 6 million equivalent containers per year 
  • Quay: 2,500 m long; 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 1,700,000 m2 
  • Capex: US$ 715 million 

Constructing, Operating and Managing Multi-purpose Terminal (1)

  • Capacity: 2 million tonnes per year 
  • Quay: 580 m long; 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 400,000 m2 
  • Capex: US$ 143 million 

Constructing, Operating and Managing Multi-purpose Terminal (2)

  • Capacity: 2 million tonnes per year 
  • Quay: 750 m long; 17 m deep 
  • Land area: 370,000 m2 
  • Capex: US$ 173 million 

Railways 

The co-chairman of the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) announced a US$ 10 billion investment over 10 years to upgrade and maintain the antiquated railways network; with US$ 2.2 billion coming from the World Bank. The investment will upgrade the rolling stock, rail Infrastructure, as well as training and knowledge transfer. Egypt has plans to expand and upgrade its rail network. There are plans to connect Luxor and Hurghada by a railway line, and to build light rail to connect Cairo with its two main satellite cities: 6th October in the west and New Cairo in the east. However, the most notable railway project is the High-Speed Rail (HSR) from Alexandria to Aswan. HSR is a new railway alignment dedicated for the high-speed train between Alexandria and Aswan through Cairo, Assiut and Luxor. The line is planned to be built in three phases: 

Phase I: Cairo - Alexandria 

A pre-feasibility study has been conducted by an Italian company, and indicated the following key parameters: 

  • Line length: 202 km 
  • The running speed: 300-350km/h 
  • Execution duration: 5 years 
  •  Trip time: 60 minutes non-stop 
  •  Expected passengers: from 10 to 18 million/year 
  • Capex estimate: US$ 3.5 billion 

Phase II: Cairo - Luxor 

The development of the tender document and TOR for the feasibility study is ongoing. The basic data of the line are: 

  • Line length: 680 km 
  • The running speed: 300-350 km/h 
  • Execution duration: 8 years 
  • Expected passengers: 25 to 30 million/year 

Phase III: Luxor - Aswan 

The development of the tender document and TOR for the feasibility study is ongoing. The basic data of the line are: 

  • Line length: 210 km 
  • The running speed: 300 -350km/h 
  • Expected passengers: 25 to 30 million/year 

In 2018 with the successful implementation of the country’s largest project to improve railway efficiency and infrastructure came at a cost of LE 12.5 billion. The results of the project will be presented next year, along with the purchase of 1,300 coaches at a cost of LE21 billion alongside 100 locomotives. The ministry has already completed the largest and most difficult part of investment, which is investing in infrastructure such as with a new project to electrify train signals in accordance with international standards, allowing trains to go up to 140 km/hour.



 

2.1 Egypt Port Assessment



Egypt’s geographical location leads an important aspect to the maritime transport sector as it overlooks both the Mediterranean and Red Sea, linked by the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal remains a huge asset as it is the main trade route between Europe and Asia, accounting for roughly 7.5% of world sea trade. Any disruption on the narrow passage could cause major delays and cause a spike in transport costs. Most importantly, the Suez Canal is one of the world’s five ‘strategic chokepoints’, defined as narrow sea passages or straits, through which the overwhelming majority of the world’s oil flows. 

Egypt has 40 sea ports, of which 12 are commercial ports; six mining ports; six fishing ports; five marinas; and 10 oil-shipping ports. Among the most important ports are Alexandria, the biggest port in Egypt, and the Port of Dekheila, which is a natural extension to the Port of Alexandria. 

2.1.1 Egypt Port of Alexandria

Port Overview 

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

The Port of Alexandria contains two harbours separated by a peninsula. The East harbour is too shallow for navigation, and the West harbour is used for commercial shipping and trade. The Port of Alexandria has two navigation channels. Pilotage is required for all vessels entering or leaving the Port of Alexandria. The Port of Alexandria covers a total area of 10.2 km2, including 2 km2 of land and 8.5 km2 of water. 

Port website: Alexandria sea port webpage  

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Alexandria  

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Name: Alexandria  

Port's Complete Name 

Alexandria Sea Port  

Latitude 

31° 11' 36.9492" North 

Longitude 

29° 52' 34.5252" East 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

General Authority for Alexandria Port 

Management Contact Person 

Admiral / TARIK SHAHIN   

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 

Airport Name: Borj El Arab 

Airlines: EgyptAIR 

Port Picture 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance 

General analysis of port operating status during 2017. 

Alexandria Terminal

The present throughput capacity for Alexandria container terminal Is 500,000 TEU, while the design capacity was 160,000 TEU. 

The Alexandria Terminal has: 

  •  Special Depot for Stripping L.C.L. 
  •  Special Yard for Stuffing Exported Cargo In Containers.  

Terminal Area 

163,000 m

Storage Capacity 

15,500 TEU 

Container Quay Length         

531m 

Water Depth 

12m 

Ro / Ro Quay Length 

164m 

Ro / Ro Slide Width 

50m 

Reefer Connections 

1000 Connection    


El-Dekheilla Terminal 

The present throughput capacity for EL-Dekheilla Terminal is 1 million TEU. 

EL Dekheilla Terminal has a depot for storing cargo received in L.C.L. & Hazardous Cargo Containers.  

Terminal Area 

406,000 m2 

Storage Capacity 

27,000 TEU 

Container Quay Length         

1040m

Water Depth 

12-14m

Ro / Ro Quay Length 

Part of the Main Quay 

Ro / Ro Slide Width 

50m

Reefer Connections 

1000 Connection 

 

Ships and cargo Status in Alexandria (2017 Annual Report)   

Total number of ships was 4232, with the following details: 

  • General goods: 1220 ships  
  • Tankers: 641 ships  
  • Containerised: 1274 vessels  
  • Break Bulk: 661 ships  
  • Ferries: 240 ships 
  • Pax (tourism ): 8 ships 

Total Quantity Handled Cargo: 56,648,662 ton, consisting of:  

  • Total Handled tonnage - 44,101,054 MT (78%)  
  • Total Quantity Exported Cargo - 12,547,608 MT (22%)  

Total Handled Containerised cargo: 1,612,740 TEU STC 3,706,138 ton, split as follows:  

  • Total Imported Containers 826,994 TEU STC 2,285,355 tons (62% of total)  
  • Total Exported Containers 785,746 TEU STC 1,420,783 tons ( 38% of total ) 

Total non-containerised cargo: 42,124,770 MT, out of which:

  • Imported cargo: 35,396,530 MT 
  • Exported cargos: 6,728,240 MT  

Handled Food Commodities:  

  • Wheat: 1,857,901 (50% )  
  • Corn: 1,530,705 mt (42%)  
  • Soya bean: 293,946 (8%)  

  

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes   

From October to February 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

N/a 

Other Comments 

N/a  

Handling Figures for 2017 

Vessel Calls 

4232 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

1,612,740 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2017 

Bulk (MT) 

 

Break bulk (MT) 

42,124,770 

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

48 

6532 

12.81 

 

Container Berth 

4 

732 

12.49 

 

Silo Berth 

3 

695 

10.00 

 

Berthing Tugs 

68 

N/a 

N/a 

 

Water Barges 

NA 

N/a 

N/a 

 

 
See this link for further narrative about berths available on the Port of Alexandria website. 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

Cargo Type 

Berth Identification 

Imports - Bagged Cargo 

1/5-2/5-3/5-4/5-9-10- 

11-12-13-14-25-26-27- 

28-35-36-37-38-39-40- 

41-42-43-44-82  

Exports - Bagged Cargo 

Same as above  

Imports and Exports - RoRo 

25/26 M 

Other Imports 

3 

Port Handling Equipment 

Port equipment is managed by the government.

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

 Yes 

9 Panamax   

6 super post Panamax 

With twin spreader  

 

Container Gantries 

Yes   

29 

 

Mobile Cranes 

Yes   

27 

 

Reach stacker 

Yes   

8 

 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

Yes   

75 

 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

Yes 

N/a 

 

Transtainer 

Yes  

16 


Forklifts 

Yes   

15 

 

Container Facilities 


Facilities 

20 ft 

40 ft 

Container Facilities Available 

Yes 

Yes 

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

Yes 

Yes 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

Yes 

Yes 

Other Capacity Details 

Daily Take Off Capacity  (Containers per Day)  

2200 TEU 

Number of Reefer Stations  (Connection Points) 

2000 

Emergency Take-off Capacity  

N/A 

N/A 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift (Containers per Shift)  

N/A 

N/A 

Customs Guidance 

The Customs Department is one of the interests of the Ministry of Finance and extends its role from the collection of fees and taxes to control the movement of goods imported to the country and goods imported from the country. 

The core functions of the Customs can be determined as follows: 

  1. The collection of fees and taxes and other receipts paid by importers and exporters according to the Customs Tariff Act and other relevant laws. 
  2. Protect state revenues, and that by preventing the evasion of duties and ensure payment of fees and taxes due 
  3. Control of warehouses in ports and marine air, and follow-up of raw materials exempted from customs duties 
  4. Supervision on the movement of the stock of goods in the stores of public and private warehouses authorized to store imported goods 
  5. Commitment to implement the decisions and rules and standards issued by the ministries and government departments other in the country such as the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of the Interior, and also the interest of the veterinary quarantine and quarantine, and the Drug Enforcement Administration and management of the inspection of weapons and explosive materials, Ministry of management and internal control over artistic works and publications. 
  6. Of functions that are specific to the Customs Department is to combat smuggling, either to the inside or outside the country through customs, either sea or air, or land. Customs and focus its efforts in following up on all the ports that are expected to occur through smuggling activities taking place in order to avoid paying duties and taxes or to enter drug and prohibited materials into the country, or breach of customs legislation. 
  7. And the customs with the help of other regulatory bodies to tighten control over the incoming or outgoing goods or prohibited. Examples of such Bodies:
    1. Ministry of Communications and Information
    2. Department of Health
    3. Ministry of the Interior 
    4. Department of State
    5. Department of Defense
    6. Drug Enforcement Administration
    7. Industrial Control Authority
    8. interest quarantine
    9. Department of censorship and Publication
    10. Environmental Protection Agency
    11. and other 
  8. And Customs is working to enhance the performance of customs tariff in various sectors, and through the introduction of new techniques such as pre-release and also the application of risk management techniques widely in various areas of customs. 

And all disclosures and inspection of the goods, whether imported or exported by the customs, those goods are dealt with according to special rules for testing adhered to by staff in the departments of customs examination.

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

Approximately 27 terminals operative to handle the conventional cargo. They vary from 70m to 360m length and 5m to 11m draft. 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

There are nine terminals to handle the grain and flour.  They vary from 60m to 210m length and 6m to 11m draft.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Bagged Cargo 

N/a 

N/a 

Refrigerated Cargo 

N/a 

Approx. 3,760 m2

General Cargo 

N/a 

Approx. 86,136 m2 


Hinterland Information 

Containers and bulk cargo are being transported outbound mainly by Road (Inland transportation) to other ports or to final consignee, however part of the cargo is being moved by railway to Damietta and Port Said.  

Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes  

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

1 

Police Boats 

N/A 

Fire Engines 

N/A 

 

2.1.2 Egypt Port of Port Said

Port Overview 

Port Said port is considered one of the most important Egyptian ports on the Mediterranean sea due to its geographical site where it is located on the eastern entrance of the Suez canal, and also on the entrance of the biggest global navigational channel (the Suez Canal) and at the mid of the biggest commercial navigational channel linking Europe with the East and it is also considered biggest crossing traffic port in the world.  It is an artificial harbour, well sheltered by breakwaters. 

Information on Anchorage, Pilotage, Radio frequencies of the port management and weather conditions of the Port can be found in the following document: Egypt Port Said Additional Information.docx

Suez Tunnel Project:

Project of constructing a tunnel under Port Said Suez Canal, consists of 3 tunnels for cars and trains, to achieve a direct link between the east and west of canal and supports the development strategy in Sinai.  The project preliminary designs take into account the development, transport and logistics needs of the region for a period of at least twenty years, including the linkage with international roads and the integrated development scheme for axis Suez Canal. 

The Suez Canal Authority announced that seven new tunnels will be dug to connect the Sinai Peninsula to the Egyptian homeland. Three tunnels will be dug in Port Said (two for cars and one for railways) and four will be dug in Ismailia (two for cars, one for railways, and one for other special uses). The tunnels will cost 4.2 billion dollars (approximately about 30 billion Egyptian pounds). The first three tunnels will cost 18 billion Egyptian pounds, Arab Contractors Company, Orascom and the armed forced are the main key players in the implementation.

Floating bridge

The Al-Nasr floating bridge to enable people to easily travel back and forth between Port Said and Port Fouad was built successfully and inaugurated in late 2016. The bridge extends from opposite banks, with the help of tugboats that push both parts until they connect to form a bridge that can be traversed by cars. It is 420 meters long. This was an important step towards the efficient movement of equipment and manpower.


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

Port website: Port Said sea port webpage  

Port Location and Contacts  

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

n/a 

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

Name: Port Said

Distance: 8km 

Port's Complete Name 

Port Said Port 

Latitude 

31° 15' N 

Longitude 

32° 18' E

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

Port Said Port Authority 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: 

El Arish International Airport (92.7 miles / 149.2 km) 

Cairo International Airport (94.3 miles / 151.7 km) 

El Nouzha Airport (138.2 miles / 222.5 km) 

Borg El Arab Airport (155.1 miles / 249.6 km) 


Port Picture 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on Contacts and key companies click here for the website of the Egypt Maritime Transport Sector (MTS).

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link:4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance 

Weather 

Mild

Water Density 

1.025 g/cm3 

Raining Season 

winter 

Tidal range and flow 

0.3 m

Total Area 

72.10 km2 (72.100.000 m2) 

Water Area 

1.5 km2(1.500.000 m2) 

Land Area 

70.6 km2 (70.600.000 m2) 

Total Customs Zone 

33.5 km2 (33.500.000 m2) 

Total Yards Area 

0.6 km2 (600.000 m2)

Maximum Port Length 

10 km (western port boundary) 

Maximum Port Width 

8 km (southern boundary) 

 

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

 No 


Major Import Campaigns 

 No 


Other Comments 


 

Handling Figures for 2017 

Vessel Calls 

1233 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

800,000 


Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link at the MTS website: http://www.mts.gov.eg/ar/agencies/default/index/1-22-Tariff-Services-Agency

Berthing Specifications

Berth Type 

Number Berths 

Auxiliary Berths 

Length (m) 

Depth (m) 

From 

To 

Tourist 

3 

1,2,3 

400 

9.6 

11.3 

General Cargo 

7 

13,14,16,15,19,20,21 

910 

5 

8.2 

Container 

3 

23,24,25 

341 

13.2 

13.2 

Grain 

2 

17,18 

508 

12.7 

12.7 

Multi-Purpose 

5 

26,27,28, 29,30 

606 

13.2 

13.2 

Petroleum services 

3 

31,32,33 

575 

3.6 

3.6 

buying (services) 

2 

11,12 

245 

3.6 

3.6 

Barge and Tug 

4 

7,8,9,10 

415 

3.6 

3.6 

RORO 

1 

22 

40 

8.2 

8.2 

Salt Shipping and services 

1 

34 

260 

8.2 

8.2 

services 

1 

6 

100 

3.6 

3.6 

Total 

32 

 

4400 

 

 

Click here for further narrative about berths available, from the Maritime Transport Sector website. 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

Maximum Capacity: 6 million ton/year as follows: 

  • Berth length: 2.4 km - first phase: 1200m + second phase 1200m 
  • Containerised cargo: 6 million tons 
  • Containers: 2.2 million TEUs, the volume of containers handled after the completion of the second phase reached 5.1 million TEU 
  • Ship of depth up to 14.5m is the maximum ship size that can be accommodated. 
  • Working Hours: throughout 24 Hours. 

Port Handling Equipment 

The port equipment is managed by the government.

Equipment 

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

Yes 

2 - 1 x 5 t 

  1. x 6 t 
  1. x 10 t 

1 x 7.5 m 

1 x 12 t 

n/a 

Container Gantries 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Mobile Cranes 

Yes 

8 - 2 x 20 t 

2 x 12.5 t 

2 x 12 t 

1 x 24 t 

1 x 21 t  

max. reach of 20 m 

Reachstacker 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer) 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging 

Machines 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Transtainer 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Forklifts 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 


Floating cranes with 500 tons lifting capacity on the main hook.

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS 

KHALIFA 

BAHGAT/BADAWI 

EMLAK 

ENRAZ 

Max. lifting capacity 

40 t 

100 t 

200 t 

500 t 

Max. lifting height 

38 m 

40 m 

35 m 

60 m 

Outreach: 

15,5 m 

10 m 

8.8 m 

15 m 

Main hook 

30 m 

30 m 

28.8 m 

40 m 

Aux. Hook 

 

 

 

 

Container Facilities 

 

   

Customs Guidance 

The Customs Department is one of the interests of the Ministry of Finance, and extends its role from the collection of fees and taxes to control the movement of goods imported to the country and goods imported from the country. 

The core functions of the Customs can be determined as follows:

  1. The collection of fees and taxes and other receipts paid by importers and exporters according to the Customs Tariff Act and other relevant laws. 
  2. Protect state revenues, and that by preventing the evasion of duties and ensure payment of fees and taxes due 
  3. Control of warehouses in ports and marine air, and follow-up of raw materials exempted from customs duties 
  4. Supervision on the movement of the stock of goods in the stores of public and private warehouses authorised to store imported goods 
  5. Commitment to implement the decisions and rules and standards issued by the ministries and government departments other in the country such as the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of the Interior, and also the interest of the veterinary quarantine and quarantine, and the Drug Enforcement Administration and management of the inspection of weapons and explosive materials, Ministry of management and internal control over artistic works and publications. 
  6. Of functions that are specific to the Customs Department is to combat smuggling, either to the inside or outside the country through customs, either sea or air, or land. Customs and focus its efforts in following up on all the ports that are expected to occur through smuggling activities taking place in order to avoid paying duties and taxes or to enter drug and prohibited materials into the country, or breach of customs legislation. 
  7. And the customs with the help of other regulatory bodies to tighten control over the incoming or outgoing goods, or prohibited. Examples of such Bodies:
    1. Ministry of Communications and Information
    2. Department of Health
    3. Ministry of the Interior
    4. Department of State
    5. Department of Defense
    6. Drug Enforcement Administration
    7. Industrial Control Authority
    8. interest quarantine
    9. Department of censorship and Publications
    10. Environmental Protection Agency
  8. And Customs is working to enhance the performance of customs tariff in various sectors, and through the introduction of new techniques such as pre-release and also the application of risk management techniques widely in various areas of customs. 

And all disclosures and inspection of the goods, whether imported or exported by the customs, those goods are dealt with according to special rules for testing adhered to by staff in the departments of customs examination 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

Latest performance:   

  • Containerized cargo: 4,735 million tons. 
  • The number of TEU: 800,000 TEUs. 
  • Passenger: 0.03 million passengers. 
  • Container Voiding Rate: 25 containers/hrs. 
  • Max. Ship Size: 13.2m draft-vessels. 
  • Working Hours 24 hour daily 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

The port is equipped with 12 warehouses for inbounded grain with total space capacity of 17,500 m.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

For further information on storage please see the following link on the MTS website:http://www.mts.gov.eg/ar/agencies/default/index/1-22-Tariff-Services-Agency

Hinterland Information 

Containers and bulk cargo are being transported outbound mainly by Road (Inland transportation) to other ports or to final consignee, however part of the cargo is being moved by railway to Damietta and Port Said.

Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

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

Normal 

Police Boats 

yes 

Fire Engines 

Yes  

 

2.1.3 Egypt Port of Damietta

Port Overview 

Damietta Port geographical position:

  • Damietta port is located 10 km to the west of the Nile River (Damietta Branch), 70 km to the west of port said and 200 km from Alexandria Port. 
  • Total port area: 11.8 million m2 
  • Water area: 3.9 million m2, will be increased to 4.3 million m2 
  • Land area: about 7.9 million m2, will be increased to 8.6 million m2 
  • Water area to total port area is 1:3 

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

Port website: Damietta sea port webpage  

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Damietta  

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Name: Damietta - 10 km 

Port's Complete Name 

Damietta Port  

Latitude 

31d 29 north 

Longitude 

45d 31 east  

Managing Company or Port Authority 

General Authority for Damietta  Port 

Management Contact Person 

Admiral / Ayman Saleh  

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 


Port Picture 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on Contacts and key companies click here for the relevant page on the Damietta port website.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link:4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance 

For more information please see the following attachment: Egypt Damietta Port Additional Information.pdf

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes  

From (December ) to (February ) 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

N/A 

Other Comments 

N/A 

 

Handling Figures for 2017 

Vessel Calls 

2832 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

1,131,226 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2017 

Bulk (MT) 

16,664,133 

Break bulk (MT) 

4,651,033 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link for the port website: https://www.dpa.gov.eg/

Berthing Specifications 

For information see attachment 2017 Yearly Report Damietta Port  

Click here for further narrative about berths available on the port website. 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

For information click here 

Port Handling Equipment 

For information click here 

Container Facilities 

Customs Guidance 

For more information on customs in Egypt , please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

For information click here 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

For information click here 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

For information click here 

Hinterland Information 

The port is connected to the main transportation network:

  • Railways (Damietta – Almansoura) 
  • Roads (HighWay-Damietta-Almansoura)
  • Rivers (The river nile is connected to the port via navigational barge channel)

Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes  

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

1 

Police Boats 

Yes  

Fire Engines 

Yes  



 

2.1.4 Egypt Port of Dekheila

Port Overview

Alexandria Maritime Port occupies the leading position in the ports of the Arab Republic of Egypt with regard to the volume of trade movement, through which about 60% of Egypt’s foreign trade is traded. Alexandria is located on the western edge of the Nile between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mariout. Alexandria is the second most important city in the Arab Republic of Egypt and its main port. 

Dekheila port is a natural extension to Alexandria Port; constructions started in 1980 and the port operated partially in 1986 by operation of minerals berth. El-Dekheila port takes the place of the former Dekheila airport westward Alexandria port with 7 km. from sea and 10 km.   

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

Port website: http://newapa.alexandria-port.com/en/page/eldekhila-port-details/ 

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Delta 

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

Name: Alexandria km: 8 

Port's Complete Name 

El-Dekheila  

Latitude 

31° 11' 36.9492" North 

Longitude 

29° 52' 34.5252" East 

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

Dekheila Port Authority 

Management Contact Person 

Tel: +20 3 440 8395 Fax: +20 3 480 8397 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Borg El Arab

Airlines: Egypt Air  

Port Picture 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on Contacts and key companies click here for the website of the General Authority of Alexandria Port

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link:4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance 

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

From December to February

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

N/A 

Other Comments 

Wind direction north west with velocity in summer 2-3 on beaufort scale and 3-4 in winter 

Handling Figures for 2017 

Vessel Calls 

4232 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

1 million 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2017 

Bulk (MT) 

6.41 million

Break bulk (MT) 

 

For further structural information of El-Dekheila Port please the following attachment: Additional information - Port of Dekheila.docx

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link on the port website: LINK TO PORT RATES/TARIFFS PAGE on the port authority website.

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

48 

6532 

12.81 

 

Container Berth 

4 

732 

12.49 

 

Silo Berth 

3 

695 

10.00 

 

Berthing Tugs 

68 

Na 

Na 

 

Water Barges 

NA 

Na 

Na 

 

  
Click here for further narrative about berths available on the port website. 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

Cargo Type 

Berth Identification 

Imports - Bagged Cargo 

1/5-2/5-3/5-4/5-9-10- 

11-12-13-14-25-26-27- 

28-35-36-37-38-39-40- 

41-42-43-44-82  

Exports - Bagged Cargo 

Same as above  

Imports and Exports - RoRo 

25/26 M 

Other Imports 

3 

Port Handling Equipment 

The port equipment is managed by the government.

Alexandria Container Handling Company (ACH) and operating companies in this field. The total area of the container terminal is 163,000 m2, total capacity 230,000 containers. It is possible to increase the capacity to reach up to 300,000 when a 5 tera stacking system is adopted. The terminal is equipped with huge handling and stevedoring equipment  

Container Facilities 

Customs Guidance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

For more information click here for the port website.

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

For more information click here or the port website.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

For more information click here or the port website.


Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes  

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

1 

Police Boats 

Yes  

Fire Engines 

Yes  

 

2.1.5 Egypt Port of Suez

Port Overview 

The port is located on the northern part of Suez Gulf on the southern gate of Suez Canal. it is bordered by an imaginary line extending from Ras Masala to Ras El-Sadat. It includes the northern coast until Suez Canal entrance. Bordered by an imaginary line extending 140 degrees from the extremity of the eastern breakwater until the western breakwater. It consists of three sections:  

  • Suez Port  
  • Adabya Port 
  • Petroleum dock  

Port website: Suez sea port webpage  

Key port information can also be found at: https://www.maritime-database.com/

For more information aboutSuez Port please see the following attachment

Port Location and Contacts  

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Suez 

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

Suez - 8km 

Port's Complete Name 

Suez Port 

Latitude 

29° 58' N 

Longitude 

32° 33' E 

Managing Company or Port Authority

Red Sea Port Authority 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Cairo Int Airport - 120 km 

 Port Picture 

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on Contacts and key companies click here for the Suez Canal website.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link:4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance 

Water Area 

158 km2 - Including Suez, Adabiya, and Petroleum Dock 

Land Area 

2.3 km2

Total Warehouses Area 

23,976 m2 

Total Yards Area 

500 m2

Navigation channels length 

1,000 m 

Navigation channels depth 

12 m 

Maximum Capacity : 

  • 6.6 million tons (general cargo) yearly 
  • 1.5 million Passenger yearly 
  • Maximum Ship Received Vessels with draft 8 m
  • Working Hours: throughout 24 hours (in 3 shifts) 

Navigation:

Approach Area - vessels usually berth at the dwelling area. Dredging of the fairway at new Sakhra port and the coastal cape has rendered water depth consistent, estimated at 11.28 m. During tide, vessels up to 11.25 m. draft can approach the harbour during the flow taking the consideration that the draft not exceeding 12.19 m 

Pilotage - Pilotage is compulsory, and it is monitored though radio (VHF – H/F) and electronic equipment (Radar Beacon). Senior Pilots - 6; Second Pilotage - 1; Third Pilotage - 2.

For further information please see the following attachment: Egypt Suez Port Additional Information 


Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

From (December) to (February ) 

Major Import Campaigns 

NO 


Other Comments 


 

Handling Figures for 2018 

Vessel Calls 

2137 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

N/A 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

18,670,000 

Break bulk (MT) 

Included in above figure  

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: LINK TO PORT RATES/TARIFFS PAGE

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

48 

6532 

12.81 

 

Container Berth 

4 

732 

12.49 

 

Silo Berth 

3 

695 

10.00 

 

Berthing Tugs 

68 

N/a 

N/a 

 

Water Barges 

N/a

N/a

N/a

 


Berths Information according to their types 

Berth Type 

Number of Berths 

Length (m.) 

Depth (m.) 

From 

To 

Passenger 

5 

750 

8.00 

8.00 

Passenger / cargo 

7 

1320 

7.50 

7.50 

Total 

12 

2070 

- 

- 

 
Click here for further narrative from the Maritime Transport Sector (MTS) website about berths available. 

General Cargo Handling Berths 

Cargo Type 

Berth Identification 

Imports - Bagged Cargo 

1/5-2/5-3/5-4/5-9-10- 

11-12-13-14-25-26-27- 

28-35-36-37-38-39-40- 

41-42-43-44-82  

Exports - Bagged Cargo 

Same as above  

Imports and Exports - RoRo 

25/26 M 

Other Imports 

3 

Port Handling Equipment 

Port equipment is managed by the government.

Cranes: Floating cranes with lifting capacity up to 500 tons on the main hook, and up to 1400 tons on the boat davit,  two cranes of 70 tons, eleven of 10-30 tons, more than 50 forklifts of 4 tons and 2 of 25 tons. 2 derricks - 60 tons and 120 tons.  

Provisions: ISSA members available 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

Yes 

500 mt

 

Container Gantries 

Yes 

2x 70 tom 

11x 10l30 tons  

 

Mobile Cranes 

Yes 

Not available  

 

Reach stacker 

Yes 

( 50 / 120 ton)  

 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

Yes 

Not available  

 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

Yes 

N/a

Available in the local market for rentals 

Transtainer 

Yes 

N/a 

 

Forklifts 

Yes  

50   

 

Capacity of CFS: 620,000 TEUs/ year 

Container Facilities 

Facilities 

20 ft 

40 ft 

Container Facilities Available 

No 

No  

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

No 

No 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

No 

No 

Other Capacity Details 

N/a 

N/a 

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  

Terminal Information 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

Number oBerths 

Type 

Draft 

1 

Grains 

42 Ft 

3 

General Cargo 

36 Ft 

1 

General Cargo /Cement 

36 Ft 

1 

Grains 

36 Ft 

1 

Lighters 

27 Ft 

1 

General Cargo 

33 Ft 

1 

General Cargo/Cement 

42 Ft 


MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

Sheds Storage Areas of 17,767 m2 as follows: 

Cement 

5,472 m2

Tobacco 

2,180  m2

General Cargo 

10,115 m2

Open Storge Area 

23,000 m2 

Areas For Containers 

5,000 m2 approximately 

Areas For Cars 

2,500 m2 approximately 

 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Bagged Cargo 

 

18615 

Refrigerated Cargo 

 

N/A 

General Cargo 

 

280000 


Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

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

1 

Police Boats 

Yes  

Fire Engines 

Yes  



 

2.1.6 Egypt Port of Abu Qir

Port Overview

Located at the very east side of Alexandria city, situated approx. 20 km NE of Alexandria. Admiralty chart: 2681 Admiralty Pilot: 49 Approach: Vessels proceeding to Abu Kir Bay from a westerly direction should keep well to the north of Sultan Shoal and Culloden Reef. Anchorages: Anchorages for large vessels can be obtained in Abu Kir Bay about 1,5 miles off the southern extremity of Geziret Disuqi (Nelson Island) bearing 270 degrees, in a depth of 15 m. Accommodation: Five quays with a total length of 1500 m and depth alongside of 5 m. Large vessels unloading grain are handled in Abu Kir Bay. Bulk Cargo facilities: Grain silo, converted from a bulk carrier, permanently moored at the quayside in the harbor. Equipment includes conveyor belts, cranes and an automatic packaging system for cereals.

Terminals: Mainly used for food products, urea, petroleum offshore activities and some project cargoes also and a lot of citrus exporting activities.   

Port website: Abu Qir sea port webpage  

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

Port Location and Contacts

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Delta 

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

Name: Delta km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

31° 19' N 

Longitude 

30° 04' E 

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

Alexandria Port Authority 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 



Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

For more information on Contacts and key companies clickhere for the Alexandria Port website.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes  

From December to February

Major Import Campaigns

No

n/a

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: LINK TO PORT RATES/TARIFFS PAGE . 

Berthing Specifications 

Click here for further narrative about berths available at the Marine Traffic website.

Port Handling Equipment 

The port equipment is managed by the government.

Customs Guidance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link: 1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Terminal Information 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

Primarily used by naval vessels, commercial activity includes the handling of dry bulk, metals and foodstuffs. 

Hinterland Information 

Common mean of transportation is by land.  

Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes  

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

1 

Police Boats 

No 

Fire Engines 

Yes 

 




2.1.7 Egypt Port of Sidi Kerir

Port Overview

Situated 27km south-west of Alexandria, tanker terminal at north end of Suez Mediterranean pipeline. Admiralty chart: 3325 Admiralty pilot: 49 Pilotage: Compulsory Radio Information: All messages to be sent via Alexandria/Port Said radio stations Sidi Kerir has an HF long range Radio working on 2182 and 4142,5khz. VHF ch. 16 and 78. Accommodation: Five berths for tankers at SBM can accommodate tankers up to 150000 dwt and 15.8 m max. draft, and two SBM can accommodate tankers up to 400000 dwt and 22.9 m max. d. All buoys are equipped with deballasting sea lines leading to a water treatment system onshore. Storage: Onshore facilities include (15) Double - Deck floating roof welded steel storage tanks, total storage cap. of 1,500,000 m³. Bunkers: Not available. Towage: Available. 

Key port information can also be found at: Website of the Maritime Database on the Sidi Kerir Terminal  

Port Location and Contacts

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Delta 

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

Name: Alexandria km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

31° 06' N 

Longitude 

29° 37' E

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

SUMED - Arab Petroleum Pipelines Co 

Management Contact Person 

Tel: +20 3 586 6723 

Fax: +20 3 586 1295 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 


Port Picture

Port Performance  

Sidi Kerir terminal consists of 30 floating roof storage tanks of 3.3 million m3 total capacity: 

  • 15 tanks of 103,000 m3 each.
  • 15 tanks of 117,000 m3 each. 

The crude oil loading system comprises of five pumping stations, each pump station consists of 3 pump units and is designated to one group of tanks. The loading system is designed to simultaneously load four crude oil grades on five vessels at maximum flow rates. Five turbine meter banks and dual automatic sampler systems are downstream of the pumping stations for the custody transfer measurement. Crude is delivered to the tankers via six SBMs capable of accommodating tankers of up to 400,000 dead weight tons:  
- 1 buoy up to 400,000 dead weight tons. 
- 2 buoys up to 350,000 dead weight tons. 
- 3 buoys up to 150,000 dead weight tons. 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information



2.1.8 Egypt Port of Abu Zenima

Port Overview

Situated on eastern shore of the Gulf of Suez, 104 km SE of Suez. 

Largest vessel: 152 m length, 20,40 m wide, 7,62 m draft. Height from water line to top of hatch or rail should not exceed 9,75 m. 

Vessels may lie alongside pier head for bowhawsers, a screwpile pier extends 133,5 m SSE from shore. A concrete pier with a shore crane eastward of pier. Situated on eastern shore of the Gulf of Suez, 104 km SE of Suez. Admiralty chart: 753Admiralty Pilot: 64Approach: Abu Zenima bay is entered between Ras Abu Zenima and Cairn Point and has a draft of over 18.3 m. A sand bank extends off shore about 1295 m from Ras Abu Zenima, marked by a conical buoy; on east side, edge of bank is about 185 m from pier head. 

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

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Delta 

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

Name: Cairo km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

29° 02' N 

Longitude 

33° 07' E 

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

Sinai Manganese Co SAE 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: n/a 

Airlines: n/a 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information


2.1.9 Egypt Port of Al Sokhna


Port Overview

Ain Sokhna is located about 40 km south of Suez on the Red Sea. The port is built at an excellent location on the coast of the gulf of Suez, with Cairo located some 130 km to the west.

The Egyptian government has allocated 9,000 hectares of land for economic and industrial development. This area is referred to as the Suez Special Economic Zone (S.S.E.Z.).

Operations in the port started in 2002. To be able to meet the cargo handling demands in the future, a Masterplan has been developed that shows the development of the Sokhna port up to 2020.  

Port website: Website of the Al Sokhna Port

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

Port Location and Contacts  

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Red Sea 

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

Name: Cairo km: 120 

Port's Complete Name 

Ain Sokhna 

Latitude 

29° 35' N 

Longitude 

32° 20' E 

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

DP WORLD

Management Contact Person 

Dahlia Galal 
Office and Communication Manager-CEO Office 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Cairo 

Airlines: Egyptair 

Port Picture

Port Performance

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

No 

N/a 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

N/a

Other Comments 

N/a 

 

Berthing Specifications

Berth Type 

Number of Berths 

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

depth (m) 

Ro Ro 

2 

200 

30 

17 

Bulk & General 

1 

750 

30 

17 

Container 

1 

750 

30 

17 

Tug Craft 

1 

200 

- 

5.5 

Assisting units 

1 

100 

- 

5.5 

Third dock 

1 

350 

- 

17 

Total 

7 

2350 

- 

- 

 

Container Storage Area:

  • Container terminal yard space is 41 ha
  • Ground slot 4,600 TEU
  • Full Containers capacity are 17,000 TEU
  • Empty Containers capacity are 7,000 TEU
  • 216 Reefer plug points
  • CFS Warehouse space is 4,000 m²


For more information on Sokhna Port please see the following attachment: additional information - Sokhna Port.docx  

For more information on contact details (container vessels): https://www.dpworldsokhna.com/contactus.htm

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information


2.1.10 Egypt Port of Adabiya

Port Overview

Situated on the western shore of Suez by, 9 - 6 km south-west of Port Tewfik (Suez Docks). Admiralty chart: 3214 Admiral pilot: 64 Pilotage: Compulsory Largest vessel: 200 m LOA, 12 - 2 m max. D. Accommodation: Consists of ten berths : One used for cement, six Quays for general cargo, and one Quay for small craft. The LOA of berths 100 m - 220 m with draft ranging from 8.23 m - 12.21 m. Cranes: Two 15 t Quay cranes, one 10 t mobile crane, and one 8 t floating crane. Water and provisions: Available. Bunkers: Available. Towage: Available. 

Further information in the following document: Egypt Port of Adabiya Additional Information 

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

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Suez 

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

Name: Suez km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

29° 52' N 

Longitude 

32° 28' E 

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

Red Sea Ports Authority 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Cairo 


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt 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

Yes


2.1.11 Egypt Port of Hurghada

Port Overview

The port is situated on the western coast of Red Sea near the Gulf of Suez entrance and 370 km. south Suez. 

Situated 0.5 miles south west of Franken Point. Admiralty chart: 3043 Admiralty Pilot: 64 Approach: Gifatin channel is entered from the north between Franken Point and the reef, 1.5 km east south east and from the south between Sha'b El-Lug and Umm-Agawish El-Kerir. Min depth in channel 7.3 m. Anchorage: Anchorage is obtainable in 16-18 m. Weather: Strong north winds can create considerable sea. Largest vessel: 100 m LOA and 7.32 m maximum draft. 

The significant role of Hurghada port is a result of its distinctive location and the service it provides for international tourism and yacht tourism in Red Sea area as well as serving cruise vessels and shipping lines transporting tourists and passengers from Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries to Sharm El Sheikh Port. 

Information on passenger facilities, Approach, Anchorages and Radio frequencies can be found in the following document: Egypt Port of Hurghada Additional Information

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

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Egypt

Province or District

Red Sea

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

Hurghada

Port's Complete Name

Port of Hurghada

Latitude

27° 15' N

Longitude

33° 49' E

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

Red Sea Port Authority

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Abu Rudeis - 5 km


Port Picture

Two piers with a hauling off buoy south of it. North pier is wooden with a T shaped head. South is 150 m long with depth of 12 m alongside its head. Vessels berth alongside with an anchor south east and a hawser from the stern to the hauling off buoy. Provisions: Available. Water: Available. Tanker terminals: Tankers normally berth at the north pier and the south pier is connected by pipelines to the oil tanks. Medical facilities: Available. Airports: Available. 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Handling Equipment

Single buoy mooring connected to the shore by submarine pipelines. Depth at berth is 35 m.berthing of vessels takes place during daylight hours, unberthing any time. Vessels must be equipped with 10 t. cap. Cranes. Loading rate 5000 t/h via 16'' hoses. Ballast facility is available. 

There is a service jetty protected by breakwaters, for vessels of up to 6.5 md. 

Provisions and water: Not available. 

Bunkers: Available. 

Towage: Available. 

Medical facilities: Available. 

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information



2.1.12 Egypt Port of Ras Gharib

Port Overview

A natural port situated on the west shore of the Gulf of Suez.

Admiralty chart: 753

Admiralty Pilot: 64

Anchorages: Vessels can safely anchor in depth of over 9 m.

Pilotage: Compulsory

Radio Frequency/Information: VHF Ch 16, 4 and 2

Weather: North winds most of the year and occasionally short South gales making anchorage impossible. 

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

Port Location and Contacts  

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Delta 

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

Name: Cairo km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

28° 21' N 

Longitude 

33° 07' E 

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

Egyptian General Petroleum Co 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: n/a 

Airlines: n/a 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Berthing Specifications 

Tanker terminal sheltered by a cape and a chain of reefers. Three loading piers for crude oil. Northern pier, depth alongside 8.23 m, max permissible length of vessel 137 m, max draft 7.32 m, loading rate of 650 t/h. Central pier, depth alongside 10.97 m max. loa 183 m, max draft 9.75 m, loading rate 1200 t/h. 

Berthing and unberthing during daylight hours only. Ballast facility is available 

Southern pier, depth alongside 23.71 m, max loa 299 m, max draft 16.75 m, loading rate 2000 t/h. The diameter of the crude oil loading lines at the three berths are 18 inches, 18 inches and 30 inches respectively. 

Provisions and Fresh Water: Available. 

Towage: Not required. 

Customs Guidance 

1.3 Egypt Customs Information

 


2.1.13 Egypt Ras Shukheir Port

Port Overview

Situated on the West shore of the Gulf of Suez. Admiralty chart: 2374 Admiralty pilot: 64 Approach: Vessels may only approach from the (E) and if necessary, anchor (SE) of the sea berth. Under no circumstances should vessels anchor (N) of the sea berth. 

Anchorages: Tankers should only anchor in the Ras Shukheir anchorage area which is defined as position 28 16' 25'' N, 33 33' 00''E, in a depth of 66 m. Pilotage is compulsory. 

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

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Delta 

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

Cairo

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

28° 08' N 

Longitude 

33° 17' E 

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

Egyptian General Petroleum Co 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: N of Ras Shukheir - 101 km 

Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Berthing Specifications

Ras Shukheir consists of two sea berths: 

  1. is located approx. 1707 m offshore in water Depth of approx. 25.6 m and can accommodate vessels up to 350 m LOA. 
  2. is located 0.5 mile (S) of No. 1 in water depth of 27.4 m and can accommodate vessels up to 305 m LOA. 

Max crude oil loading rate at berth No1 is approx. 55000 bph and at No.2 is 51000 bph. Berthing takes place during daylight, unberthing anytime. There is a ballast facility available. Tankers must have at least 150 fathoms of anchor chain as minimum. Vessels leaving Ras Shukheir oil terminal should time their departure to avoid impeding the navigation of ships approaching in the southbound lane.

Provisions and water: Not Available.

Bunkers: Not Available.

Liquefied Gas Terminals: One berth for loading Gas By pump.

Towage: Available.

Medical facilities: Available.  

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information



2.1.14 Egypt Safaga Port

Port Overview

The port is located in the Red Sea Governorate on the western coast of the Red Sea. It is a broad bay (natural gulf) on a distance of 60 km south of Hurgada and on a distance of 225 nm south of Suez port. This broad bay is naturally protected from the east and the north sides by Safaga Island, and protected from the prevailing western winds by mountains. Yet, for a brief interval, it is affected by south winds (El-Azeeb) which causes disturbances and waves inside the port. The port drafts are deep, thus enabling the accommodation of large vessels.  

Admiralty chart: 3043. Admiralty pilot: 64 

Pilotage: Compulsory

Weather: Wind light in the morning, gains strength during day, making tying up more difficult.

Largest vessels: 200 m LOA, 12,2 m max. D.

Provisions and water: Water and provisions available.

Ship repairs: Minor repairs possible.

Towage: Available. 

Further generic information can be found in the following document: Egypt Safaga Port Additional Information 

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


Port Location and Contacts

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Suez 

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

Name: Suez km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

26° 44' N 

Longitude 

33° 56' E 

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

Red Sea Port Authority 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: n/a 

Airlines: n/a 

Port Picture 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Specifications 

Total Port Area 

57 km2 (56968000 m2) 

Water Area 

56.5 km2 (56490000 m2 ) 

Land Area 

0.5 km2 (478000 m2) 

Total Warehouses Area 

15000 sq. m. 

Total Yards Area 

160000 sq. m. 

Maximum Capacity 6.37 million tons/year as follows:

  • 2.2 million tons (General Cargo) 
  • 4.17 .million tons (dry bulk) 
  • 750000 passengers 
  • Max Ship Depth that can be accommodated reaches 14m. 
  • Working Hours:Throughout 24 hours  

Berthing Specifications 

Consists of five quays : one used for phosphate, two for g/cargo and passenger ferries, one for grain, and one for rock phosphate. Rock phosphate and ground phosphate are loaded at this port for shipment all over the world. Rock phosphate loaded (1000 t/day) from elevator and phosphate in bags by ship's gear. The loading of bulk phosphate is carried out at the company's pier, depth 8.39 m. Grain terminal at depth a/side of 14 m. Silo capacity of 100000 t. 

Detailed Berths Information 

Berth Number 

Length (m.) 

Depth (m.) 

Number of Bollards 

Passenger and Cargo 

Berth 2 and 3 

440 

10 

- 

Bulk 

Grain 

290 

14 

- 

Aluminum Berth 

Aluminum Berth 

238 

10 

- 

Total 

4 Berths 

968 

- 

- 

 

Further information on Berthing Specifications can be found in the following document: Egypt Safaga Port Additional Information 

Customs Guidance 

1.3 Egypt Customs Information


 

Egypt - 2.1.15 Port of Al-Arish

Updated Assessment as of January 2024

In January 2024, the Logistics Cluster together with the WFP conducted an assessment of Al-Arish Port. Please find the assessment, along with information on relevant Stevedoring Companies at this following links:

Al-Arish Port Assessment (01/24)

Stevedoring Companies Assessment (01/24)


 

Port Overview

El-Arish port is the only Mediterranean port at the north of Sinai. Until 1982, it was merely a fishing vessel berth. Since 1987, developments were made to protect the port seawards, and to adapt it for fishing activities as well as cargo traffic and transits, crop exportation and different maritime sports, after executing the port development works. 

Generic information on the port can be found in the following document: Egypt Arish Port Additional Information 

Key port information on the port could be found at: https://www.maritime-database.com/

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

n/a 

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

Name: El Arish; km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

31 o 09 / N 

Longitude 

33 o 49 / E 

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

El Arish Port Authority 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Cairo 

Airlines: Egyptair 

Port Picture

Detailed Berths Information 

Berth Number 

Length (m) 

Depth (m) 

Breadth (m) 

Year of Construction 

Number of Bollards 

Dry Bulk 

1 

242 

7-8 

10 

1984 

10 

Services and Launches 

2 

122 

3-4 

5 

1984 

5 

Total 

2 Berth 

364 

3-8 

 

 

 

 

Port Specifications 

Total Area 

230,000 m2 

Water Area 

180,000 m2  

Land Area 

50,000 m2  

Total Yards Area 

34,000 m2  

 1.2 million tons / year, including:

  • General Cargo: 1.2 million tons/year. 
  • Max. Ship Size: 8 m. draft-vessels 
  • Working Hours: 24 hrs. divided to 3 shifts 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information

 

 

2.1.16 Egypt Port of Al Tour

Port Overview

Generic information on the port can be found in the following document: Egypt Al Tour Port Additional Information 

Key port information can also be at the Maritime Database

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 


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

 

Port's Complete Name 

Al-Tour Port 

Latitude 

28 o 14 / N 

Longitude 

33 o 37 / E 

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


Management Contact Person 


Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Sharm el Sheikh  

Airlines: 82 km 

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information



2.1.17 Egypt Port of Sharm El Sheikh

Port Overview

Key port information can also be found at: Website of the Port of Sharm El Sheikh 

Port Location and Contacts

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

South Sinai 

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

Sharm El-Sheikh

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

27 o 51.2 N 

Longitude 

34 o 17 E 

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

Sharm El-Sheikh Port 

Management Contact Person 

n/a 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Sharm el Sheikh Airport 

Airlines: Egyptair 

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information

2.1.18 Egypt Port of Nuweibah

Port Overview

Situated on the west shore of the Gulf of Aqaba.

Admiralty chart: 3595.

Admiralty Pilot: 64.

Pilotage: Compulsory.

Towage: Available. 

Range of tide: 0.9m.

Berthing and unberthing can be carried out at any time of the day.

Largest vessel:

  • 120 m LOA
  • 7.32 m Maximum draft

Accommodation:

  • Berth No. 1 92 m long and 7.93 m wide
  • Berth No. 2 42 m long and 7.83 m wide
  • Berth No. 3 120 m long and 7.93 m wide
  • Berths 1 and 2 are used by passenger ferries.
  • Berth 3 is used by general cargo vessels.

Storage:

  • Warehouse of 1,000 m²
  • Open yard of 60,000 m².

Further generic information on the port can be found in the following attachment: Egypt Port of Nuweibah Additional Information 

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

Port Location and Contacts 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Suez 

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

Name: Nuweibah km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 

n/a 

Latitude 

28° 58' N 

Longitude 

34° 38' E 

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

Port Authority of Nuweibah 

Management Contact Person 

Tel: +20 69 520364 Fax: +20 69 520368 

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Airport Name: Sharm El Sheikh 

Airlines: Egypt Air 

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information


2.1.19 Egypt Petroleum Dock Port

Port Overview

The port is located on the Eastern part of Suez Port on the northern side of Suez Gulf at the southern entrance of Suez Canal.  

Maximum capacity: 

  • Working hour: 24 hours daily 
  • Liquefied Bulk: 4.14 million tons  

For further generic information on the port, please select the following attachment: Egypt Petroleum Dock Additional Information 

Port Location

Country

Egypt

Province or District

Suez

Port's Complete Name

Petroleum Dock Port

Latitude

29° 57.2' N

Longitude

32° 31.8' E

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations 

Cairo Airport  

Airlines: Egyptair 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on port company contact details, please see the following link: 4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on the charges for tug and mooring services, port and harbour dues as well as for information on the rates for hiring labour and equipment, please select the following document: Egypt Petroleum Dock Additional Information 

Customs Guidance 

1.3 Egypt Customs Information 

2.1.20 Egypt Suez Canal

Port Overview

The Suez Canal (In Arabic: Qanat as-Suways), is an artificial sea-level waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in Egypt to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. The canal separates Africa from Asia, and it provides the shortest maritime route between Europe and the lands lying around the Indian and western Pacific oceans. It is one of the world's most heavily used shipping lanes. The Suez Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world. The canal is extensively used by modern ships, as it is the fastest crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean. Tolls paid by the vessels represent an important source of income for the Egyptian Government.

Railway and a sweet water canals run on the west bank parallel to the Suez Canal. The Canal runs between Port Said harbor and the Gulf of Suez, through soils which vary according to the region. At Port Said and the surrounding area, the soil is composed over thousands of years of silt and clay sedimentations deposited by the Nile waters drifted by Damietta branch. This formation extends to Kantara, 40 km to the south of Port Said, where silt mixes with sand. The central region of the Canal between Kantara and Kabret consists of fine and coarse sands, while the southern region contains dispersed layers of rocks, varying in texture from soft sand to some calcium rocks, The side gradient of the water cross section differs according to the nature of the soil, which is 4:1 in the north and 3:1 in the south.

The Suez Canal is a sea level canal and the height of water level differs slightly and the extreme tidal range is 65 cm in the north and 1.9 m in the south. The banks of the  canal are protected against the wash and waves, generated by the transit of ships, by revetments of hard stones and steel sheet piles corresponding to the nature of soil in every area. On both sides of the Canal, there are mooring bollards every 125 m for the mooring of vessel in case of emergency, and kilometric sign posts helping locate the position of ships in the waterway. The navigable channel is bordered by light and reflecting buoys as navigational aids to night traffic.

Location and Contacts

Country

Egypt

Province or District

Suez

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

Suez -7 km

Complete Name

Suez Canal

Latitude

0° 27' 17.99" N

Longitude

32° 20' 59.99" E

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

Canal Suez Authority

Management Contact Person

General: Mohab Memesh

Main Objectives of the New Suez Canal project:

  • Achieving a greater proportion of the duplication of the Suez Canal and increase by 50% of the length of the waterway

  • Reducing transit time to be 11 hours instead of 18 hours for the north convoy

  • Reducing waiting time for ships to be 3 hours in the worst conditions, rather than to be (8 to 11 hours), which is reflected on reducing the cost of the voyage of the ship owners and raising the degree of valuation of Suez

  • Contributing to the increased demand for the use of the Canal corridor major global navigation and increase the degree of classification

  • Increasing the capacity of the passage of ships in the channel to meet the expected growth of the volume of world trade in the future.

Contributing to the increased demand for the use of the Canal corridor major global navigation and increase the degree of classification. Increasing the capacity of the passage of ships in the channel to meet the expected growth of the volume of world trade in the future. In addition, the project aims to reduce the value of thought in alternative and competitive channels and also raises the degree of confidence in the willingness of Egypt for the successful development of the Suez Canal Area. As a sustainable development driver, the project will provide direct access to the largest number of job opportunities for young people and the creation of new communities.

Operationally, the project aims to increasing the capacity of the channel to be a record 97 ships in 2023 instead of the 49 ships in 2014, achieving direct transit without interruption for 45 vessels in both directions with the possibility of allowing for the transit vessels up to 66 feet in all parts of the channel, and increase the Suez Canal return of 259% in 2023 to be 13,226 billion dollars, compared to the current returns $ 5.3 billion resulting in a direct positive reflection on the Egyptian national income of hard currency.

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Customs Guidance

1.3 Egypt Customs Information

2.1.21 Egypt Port of East - Port Said

Port Overview 

East Port Said Port has a distinguished location east of the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, at the confluence of three continents, and at the crossroad of the most important world sea trade route between the east and the west. The port is bordered from the North by the Mediterranean Sea, from South by the industrial zone, from East by El-Malaha Lake, and from the Western verge of Suez Canal inside the frontiers of Port Said Province 

Port information:http://www.worldportsource.com/ports/EGY_Port_Said_135.php

Key port information may also be found at:https://www.maritime-database.com/

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Port Said  

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Port Said - 7 km

Port's Complete Name 

East Port Said Port 

Latitude 

31 o 13 / N 

Longitude 

32 o 21 / E 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

Suez Canal Authority 

Management Contact Person 

066/3230836 - 3230826 - 3230821 - 3230813 - 3230822 

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 

Cairo International Airport ( 150 KM) 

El Arish International Airport ( 151 KM) 

Egypt Air  

Port Picture 

 
 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link:4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance 

Port Specifications 

Total Area 

72.10 km2 (72,100,000 m2) 

Water Area 

1.5 km2 (1.500.000 m2) 

Land Area 

70.6 km2 (70.600.000 m2) 

Total Customs Zone 

33.5 km2 (33.500.000 m2) 

Total Yards Area 

0.6 km2 (600.000 m2). 

Maximum Port Length 

10 km (western port boundary) 

Maximum Port Width 

8 km (southern boundary) 

 

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes   

From December to March 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

All year  

Other Comments 

NA 

 

Handling Figures for YEAR 

Vessel Calls 

1735 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

2.7 million  

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for YEAR 

Bulk (MT) 

12.2 million  

Break bulk (MT) 

6 million  

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

N/a

 

 

 

Container Berth 

3 

1200 

14.5 

Width 35m / 19 Bollards  

Silo Berth 

N/a

 

 

 

Berthing Tugs 

1 

 

 

Available  

Water Barges 

 

 

 

 



Port Handling Equipment 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Dockside Crane 

Yes   

18 

 

Container Gantries 

Yes   

94 

 

Mobile Cranes 

Yes  

5 

 

Reachstacker 

Yes   

36 

 

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer) 

Yes   

2 

 

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines 

Yes   

N/a 

 

Transtainer 

Yes   

2 

 

Forklifts 

Yes   

3 

 

Container Facilities  

Facilities 

20 ft 

40 ft 

Container Facilities Available 

Yes 

Yes 

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

Yes

Yes 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

Yes 

Yes

Other Capacity Details 

Import Local Yards F.C.L & L.C.L  

 

Daily Take Off Capacity  
(Containers per Day)  

141.000 

 

Number of Reefer Stations  
(Connection Points) 

650 

650 

Emergency Take-off Capacity  

Yes 

Yes 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift 
(Containers per Shift)  

 

 

Customs Guidance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Terminal Information 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Bagged Cargo 

2 

1,200,000 

Refrigerated Cargo 

NA 

 

General Cargo 

 

 

Stevedoring 

Click here for information on stevedoring from the website of the Port Said Container and Cargo Handling Company (PSCCHC).

Port Security  

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes  

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

1 

Police Boats 

Yes   

Fire Engines 

Yes   

 

2.2 Egypt Aviation


Key airport information may also be found at:http://worldaerodata.com/ 

 

For more information on government agency and airport company contact information, please see the following links:  

4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List



Civil airports 

ICAO 

IATA 

Airport name 

6th of October 

HESX 

SPX 

Sphinx International Airport 

Abou Redis 

 

AUE 

Abu Rudeis Airport 

Abu Simbel 

HEBL 

ABS 

Abu Simbel Airport 

Alexandria 

HEAX 

ALY 

Alexandria International Airport 

Alexandria / Borg El Arab 

HEBA 

HBE 

Borg El Arab Airport 

Almaza 

HEAZ 

 

Almaza Air Base 

Assiut 

HEAT 

ATZ 

Assiut Airport 

Aswan 

HESN 

ASW 

Aswan International Airport 

Cairo 

HECA 

CAI 

Cairo International Airport 

Dakhla Oasis 

HEDK 

DAK 

Dakhla Oasis Airport 

El Arish 

HEAR 

AAC 

El Arish International Airport 

El Dabaa 

HEAL 

DBB 

El Alamain International Airport 

El Gouna 

HEGO 

 

El Gouna Airport 

El Gora 

HEGR 

EGH 

El Gora Airport 

El Kharga 

HEKG 

UVL 

El Kharga Airport 

El Tor 

HETR 

ELT 

El Tor Airport 

Giza 

HEEM 

 

Embaba Airport (closed) 

Hurghada 

HEGN 

HRG 

Hurghada International Airport 

Luxor 

HELX 

LXR 

Luxor International Airport 

Marsa Alam 

HEMA 

RMF 

Marsa Alam International Airport 

Marsa Matrouh 

HEMM 

MUH 

Marsa Matruh Airport 

Port Said 

HEPS 

PSD 

Port Said Airport 

Ras Shokeir 

 

 

Ras Shokeir New Airport 

Sharq El Owainat 

HEOW 

GSQ 

Sharq El Owainat Airport 

Sharm El Sheikh 

HESH 

SSH 

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport 

Sohag 

HEMK 

HMB 

Sohag International Airport 

St. Catherine 

HESC 

SKV 

St. Catherine International Airport 

Taba 

HETB 

TCP 

Taba International Airport 

 

Procedures for Foreign Registered Aircraft 

Detailed information on procedures for foreign registered aircraft can be found in the following document: 

Egypt Airport Assessment Additional Information  


 

2.2.1 Egypt Cairo International Airport

Airport Overview 

Cairo International Airport is located in Heliopolis, 18.3km (11.37 miles) northeast of central Cairo and 40km (24.9 miles) from the Giza Pyramids. 

In 1963 Cairo International Airport replaced the old airport located in Heliopolis area with better facilities to have a capacity of 5 million passengers a year. 

During the seventies, several halls were constructed adding to the passenger capacity of the airport. In the eighties, a second terminal was built to serve an additional 3.5 million passengers per year. 

A development plan is going underway to modernise the facilities and increase the airport passenger capacity to 22 million. Currently Cairo airport consists of 3 terminals built at the highest standards equipped with the latest technological devices to offer its passengers high quality aviation services. 

Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Cairo 

Nearest Town or City  with Distance from Airport 

Cairo, 22 km 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Cairo International Airport 

Latitude 

30° 7′ 19″ N

Longitude 

31° 24′ 20″ E 

Elevation (ft and m) 

382 ft, 116.434m 

IATA Code 

CAI 

ICAO Code 

HECA 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Cairo Airport Company  

Management Contact Person 

Eng. Ahmad Fawzy abdel Azeem  

Tel: (202) 22655355 / +20 222 655 000 

Fax. :(202) 22680891 

Open From (hours) 

00:00 

Open To (hours) 

00:00 

Airport Picture 

Companies Available 

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link:4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: Website of Azfreight on Cairo International Airport 

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator 

Performance for 2017 

 

Per Year 

Per Month 

Per Day 

Total Aircraft Movements 

19,619 

 

 

Total Passengers 

30,000,000 

 

 

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT) 

120,000 

 

 

Current Activity of the Airport (MT) 

 

 

 

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS) 

N/A 

 

 

Runways 

Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

3,300m x 82m 

Orientation 

05C/23R 

Surface 

Asphalt 

 

Runway #2 

Runway Dimensions 

3,999m x 82m 

Orientation 

05C/23C 

Surface 

Asphalt 

 

Runway #3 

Runway Dimensions 

4,000m x 89m 

Orientation 

05R/23L 

Surface 

Asphalt 

Helicopter Pad(s) 

Helipad #1 

Present 

Yes 

Largest Helicopter that can Land 

No restriction 

Width and Length (m) 

No restriction 

Surface 

Concrete 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Customs 

Yes 

JET A-1 fuel 

Yes 

Immigration 

Yes 

AVGAS 100 

Yes 

Terminal Building 

Yes 

Single Point Refuelling 

Yes 

Passenger Terminal 

Yes 

Air Starter Units 

Yes 

Cargo terminal 

Yes 

Ground Power (mobile) 

Yes 

Pax Transport to Airfield 

Yes 

Ground Handling Services 

Yes 

Control Tower 

Yes 

Latrine Servicing 

Yes 

Weather Facilities 

Yes 

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO) 

Yes 

Catering Services 

Yes 

De-icing Equipment 

Yes 

Base Operating Room 

Yes 

Parking Ramp Lighting 

Yes 

Airport Radar 

Yes 

Approach & Runway Lights 

Yes 

NDB 

Yes 

VOR 

Yes 

ILS 

Yes 

 

 

Airport Operating Details 

Operating Details 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo 

No Restrictions 

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet 

No Restrictions 

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²) 

n/a 

Storage Area (m3 and MT) 

n/a 

Handling Equipment 

Elevators / Hi Loaders  

n/a 

Max Capacity (MT) 

n/a 

Max Height (m) 

n/a 

Loading Ramps 

n/a 

Other Comments 

n/a 

Airfield Costs 

Information on Handling Charges, Freighter Aircraft, Equipment Charges, Navigational Charges and Aircraft Handling Charges can be found in the following document: Alternative Ground Handling Information




2.2.2 Eypt Hurghada International Airport

Airport Overview 

The airport is located inland, 5 km (3 miles) southwest of the downtown of the city of Hurghada (El Dahar district). It serves Hurghada, the centre of Red Sea Governorate of Egypt, seaport city Safaga and a lot of Red Sea beach resorts: Al Quseir, Sharm El Naga, El Gouna, Al-Mahmya, Soma Bay and Makadi Bay. 

The route network of Hurghada consists of scheduled passenger services to Cairo and direct connections to several European destinations. More than 40 airlines perform seasonable charter flights to the cities in Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries. Nowadays the airport has undergone massive renovations to accommodate dramatically rising leisure traffic. 

There is only one terminal in the Hurghada airport and car parking is located just outside the terminal. It is possible to get to the city or to the hotels by taxi or public transport (minibuses).

For additional information on services provided in and around Hurghada International Airport please see the following attachment: Egypt Hurghada International Airport Additional Information.docx


Airport Location and Contact 

Country 

Egypt 

Province or District 

Hurghada 

Nearest Town or City  with Distance from Airport 

Hurghada: 5km 

Airport’s Complete Name 

Hurghada international airport 

Latitude 

27.180381 

Longitude 

33.807683 

Elevation (ft and m) 

16m 

IATA Code 

HRG 

ICAO Code 

HEGN 

Managing Company or Airport Authority 

Ministry of Transport & Aviation  

Management Contact Person 

GnrSadik El Showra 

Open From (hours) 

24/7 

Open To (hours) 

24/7 

Airport Picture 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies 

Hurghada Airport phone number: +20 65 443 976, fax number: +20 65 443 976. 

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link:4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:http://www.azfreight.com/  

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator 

Performance for 2017 

 

Per Year 

Per Month 

Per Day 

Total Aircraft Movements 

41,595 

 

 

Total Passengers 

7,500,000 

 

 

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT) 

N/A 

 

 

Current Activity of the Airport (MT) 

N/A 

 

 

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS) 

N/A 

 

 

Runways 


Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

4,000m x 45m 

Orientation 

16/34L 

Surface 

Asphalt 

Runway #2 

Runway Dimensions 

4,000m x 45m 

Orientation 

16/34R 

Surface 

Asphalt 

Helicopter Pad(s)  

Helipad #1 

Present 

No 

Largest Helicopter that can Land 

No 

Width and Length (m) 

No 

Surface 

No 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Customs 

Yes  

JET A-1 fuel 

Yes  

Immigration 

Yes 

AVGAS 100 

No 

Terminal Building 

Yes 

Single Point Refuelling 

Yes 

Passenger Terminal 

Yes 

Air Starter Units 

Yes 

Cargo terminal 

No 

Ground Power (mobile) 

Yes 

Pax Transport to Airfield 

Yes 

Ground Handling Services 

Yes 

Control Tower 

Yes 

Latrine Servicing 

Yes 

Weather Facilities 

Yes 

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO) 

Yes 

Catering Services 

Yes 

De-icing Equipment 

Yes 

Base Operating Room 

Yes 

Parking Ramp Lighting 

Yes 

Airport Radar 

Yes 

Approach & Runway Lights 

Yes 

NDB 

Yes 

VOR 

Yes 

ILS 

Yes 

 

 

Customs Guidance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Airfield Costs 

FUEL SERVICES CHARGES 

 

Price per Litre USD - $ 

Jet A-1 

0.36 

Avgas 

N/A 

AIR-BRIDGE CHARGES 

N/a 


 

2.2.3 Egypt Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport

Airport Overview 

Location Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

27°5838N 

Province / District 

South Sinai

Longitude 

34°2341E 

Town or City (Closest) 

Sharm El Sheikh 

Elevation (ft and m) 

150 ft 

Airfield Name 

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport 

IATA and ICAO Codes 

SSH & HESH 

Open From (hours) 

n/a 

Open To (hours) 

n/a 

Runways 

Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

3,081m x 50m 

Orientation 

04L/22R 

Surface 

Asphalt 

 

Runway #2 

Runway Dimensions 

3,081m x 50m 

Orientation 

04R/22L 

Surface 

Asphalt 


For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link:4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:http://www.azfreight.com/

2.2.4 Egypt Borg El Arab International Airport

Airport Overview

Borg El Arab Airport is an airport serving Alexandria, Egypt. It is located about 40 km (25 mi) southwest of Alexandria, in Borg El Arab . The airport also serves the nearby areas of the Nile Delta. In 2009, the airport served 371,605 passengers (+96.5% vs. 2008). Borg El Arab is the principal airport of Alexandria.  

Borg El Arab Airport had a major expansion in terms of the airport's passenger and cargo handling capacity in response to growing demand. The airport consists of a new passenger building and an administration building. The passenger terminal is designed in the shape of a boat and consists of three floors. The ground floor is allocated for checking in and luggage handling. 

Location Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

30°5504N 

Province / District 

Alexandria Governorate 

Longitude 

29°4147E 

Town or City (Closest) 

Alexandria 

Elevation (ft and m) 

177 ft 

Airfield Name 

Borg El Arab Airport 

IATA and ICAO Codes 

HBE & HEBA 

Open From (hours) 

  

Open To (hours) 

  

Airport Picture

Runways 

Runway #1 

Runway Dimensions 

3,400m x 50m 

Orientation 

14/32 

Surface 

Asphalt 

 

Runway #2 

Runway Dimensions 

3,400m x 50m 

Orientation 

14/33 

Surface 

Asphalt 

 

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link:4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List


 

2.2.5 Egypt Luxor International Airport

Airport Overview

Luxor International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Luxor, Egypt. It is located four miles (6km) east of the city. Many charter airlines use the airport, as it is a popular tourist destination for those visiting the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings. Facilities for passengers include 48 check-in desks, 8 gates, 5 baggage claim belts, a post office, a bank, a Bureau de Change, an auto exchange machine (CIB), restaurants, cafeterias, a VIP Lounge, a duty free shop, a newsagent/tobacconist, a chemist shop, a gift shop, a travel agent, a tourist help desk, car rental, first aid, a baby/parent Room, disabled access/facilities and a business centre. Facilities for cargo include refrigerated storage, animal quarantine, livestock handling, health officials, X-Ray equipment, and fumigation equipment.

The cargo terminal handling agent for the airport is EgyptAir Cargo. Contacts: Tel:  +20 (0)95 237 4655.  

 

Location Details  

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

25°4015N 

Province / District 

Luxor Governorate 

Longitude 

32°4223E 

Town or City (Closest) 

Luxor 

Elevation (ft and m) 

294 ft 

Airfield Name 

Luxor International Airport 

IATA and ICAO Codes 

LXR & HELX 

Open From (hours) 

00 

Open To (hours) 

 00 


Airport Picture

Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,000m x 50m

Orientation

02/20

Surface

Asphalt

Companies Available 

4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: Website of Azfreight on Luxor International Airport

2.2.6 Egypt Marsa Alam International Airport

Airport Overview

Marsa Alam is an international airport in Egypt and is the first airport in aviation history operating under a complete BOT system. EMAK Marsa Alam for Management & Operation of Airports SAE, a subsidiary of the M.A. Al-Kharafi Group of Kuwait, had successfully negotiated the 40-year BOT concession agreement with the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority. The new airport is operated under a separate agreement by Aeroports de Paris. The 3,240 meter runway can accommodate Boeing 737 - 757 - 767, Airbus 320 - 310 - 300 jets and similar aircrafts; whilst the taxi-ways permit easy and quick access to the terminal building.

All services and aids necessary for safe operation are incorporated, including rescue services, fully equipped control tower, navigational aids and support facilities. The terminal has a modular design, which can be easily expanded to accommodate up to 4 million passengers a year. All areas, including the secure "check-in" hall, are fully air-conditioned and a number of restaurants, duty-free shops, and other retail outlets are provided for passengers.

Location Details
Country

Egypt

Latitude 25° 33′ 25″ N
Province / District Red Sea Governorate Longitude 34° 35′ 1″ E
Town or City (Closest) Marsa Alam town Elevation (ft and m) 251 ft.
Airfield Name Marsa Alam International Airport IATA and ICAO Codes RMF, HEMA

Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,200m x 50m

Orientation

15/33

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pad(s)

Information on helicopter pads can be found in the following document:

Egypt Marsa Alam International Airport Additional Document

Airport Infrastructure Details

Airport facilities:

  • Internet Café;
  • VIP / Private Aircraft Lounge;
  • Police Station;
  • First-Aid Clinic;
  • Daedalus Lounge;
  • Airlines and Tourist Offices;
  • Bank and ATM Machines;
  • Duty-Free Shop

Airfield Cost

Information on fees and charges can be found in the following document:

Egypt Marsa Alam International Airport Additional Document

Companies Available 

4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:

Website of Azfreight on Marsa Alam International Airport

2.2.7 Egypt Sohag International Airport

Airport Overview

The facility is built to handle approximately 3.5 million passengers per year. The passenger terminal comprises of an international halls for arrivals and departures, a VIP hall, duty-free shops, and security facilities. The airport has its own electricity, water, sewage, and communication stations. There is parking for 400 vehicles and 25 buses. 

The airport's single runway is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) long and 45 metres wide. The airport can receive aircraft as large as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. The apron is designed to handle 6 aircraft, with plans to expand this to accommodate 14 aircraft. 

The new airport is the fifth international airport in Upper Egypt after Luxor, Aswan, Assiut, and Abu Simbel. The airport primarily caters to domestic travel and traffic between Sohag/Upper Egypt and the Gulf states including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

26°20′25″N

Province / District 

Sohag Governorate 

Longitude 

31°44′20″E 

Airport Name 

Sohag Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

859 ft / 262 m  

IATA & ICAO codes 

HMB / HESG 

Surface 

Paved  

Town or City (closest) 

Sohag  

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

3 km 

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

15/33 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes /No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes/ No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

15/33 

3,000 

9,843 

Asphalt  

 

2.2.8 Egypt Sphinx International Aiport

Airport Overview

Sphinx International Airport is a public airport, serving the city of Giza, on the western side of Cairo, Egypt. The airport is adjacent to and shares some infrastructure with the Cairo West Air Base. 

The single runway is 2 km (1.2 mi) west of the Cairo West runway complex. The aircraft parking ramp and terminal facilities are on the west side of the runway. 

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

30°06′35″N

Province / District 

Giza Governate 

Longitude 

30°53′40″E 

Airport Name 

Sphinx Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

553 ft / 169 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

IATA: SPX 

ICAO: HESX 

Surface 

Paved 

Town or City (closest) 

6 of October  

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

2 km (1.2 mi) 

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Refueling Capacity 

n/a 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

n/a 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Runway

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

ft 

16/34L 

2,000 

6,561 

Asphalt 

2.2.9 Egypt Arish International Airport

Airport Overview

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

31°04′24″N

Province / District 

El Arish Governorate 

Longitude 

31°04′24″N

Airport Name 

El Arish Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

121 ft / 37 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

AAC / HEAR 

Surface 

Paved  

Town or City (closest) 

El Arish  

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

3 km  

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

16/34 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

16/34 

3,019 

9,905 

Asphalt  

2.2.10 Egypt El Alamein International Airport

Airport Overview  

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

30°55′28″N

Province / District 

El Alamein Governorate 

Longitude 

28°27′41″E 

Airport Name 

El Alamein Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

143 ft / 44 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

DBB / HEAL 

Surface 

Paved  

Town or City (closest) 

El Alamein 

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

3.5 km  

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

13/31 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

13/31 

3,499 

11,479 

Asphalt  

 

2.2.11 Egypt Taba International Airport

Airport Overview 

The airport is located 13 km from Taba and 30 km from Taba Heights, near El Nakb, and adjacent with Eilat, Israel. The airport was named El Nakb Airport. A new terminal building and night lighting was added, and the airport was then renamed Taba International Airport in November 2000.  

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

29°35′16″N

Province / District 

Taba Governorate 

Longitude 

34°46′41″E 

Airport Name 

Taba Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

2415 ft / 736 m  

IATA & ICAO codes 

TCP / HETB 

Surface 

Paved  

Town or City (closest) 

South Sinai 

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

RW1:  4 km  

RW2: 4 km  

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

RW1: 04L/22R 

RW2: 04R/22L 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes /No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes/ No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runways

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

04L/22R 

4,000 

13,123 

Asphalt  

04L/22L 

4,000 

13,123 

Asphalt 

 

2.2.12 Egypt St. Catherine International Airport

Airport Overview

Saint Catherine city is in the South Sinai Governorate of Egypt. The airport is located about 20 km (12 mi) northeast of the city, which is near Mount Sinai. 

Airport Details  

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

28°41′07″N

Province / District 

St.Catherine Governorate 

Longitude 

034°03′45″E 

Airport Name 

St. Catherine Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

4368 ft / 1331 m  

IATA & ICAO codes 

SKV / HESC 

Surface 

Paved  

Town or City (closest) 

South Sinai 

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

2 km 

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

17/35 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runways

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

17/35 

2,115 

6,939 

Asphalt  

 

2.2.13 Egypt Abu Simbel Airport

Airport Overview

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

22°22′33.3″N

Province / District 

Aswan Governate 

Longitude 

31°36′41.9″E 

Airport Name 

Abu Simbel Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

616 ft / 188 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

ABS - HEBL 

Surface 

Paved 

Town or City (closest) 

Aswan  

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

3 km  

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

15/33 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

15/33 

3,000 

9,843 

Asphalt 

2.2.14 Egypt Assiut Airport

Airport Overview   

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

27°02′47″N

Province / District 

Assiut Governate 

Longitude 

31°00′43″E 

Airport Name 

Assiut Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

772 ft / 231 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

ATZ / HEAT 

Surface 

Paved 

Town or City (closest) 

Assiut 

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

3 km

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

13/31 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

13/31 

3,019 

9,905 

Asphalt 

 

2.2.15 Egypt El Gouna Airport

Airport Overview

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

27°22′00″N

Province / District 

El Gouna Governorate 

Longitude 

33°40′05″E 

Airport Name 

El Gouna Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

56 ft / 17 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

N.A / HEGO 

Surface 

Paved  

Town or City (closest) 

Hurghada  

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes

Runway Dimension 

1.6 km  

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

16/34 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

16/34 

1,605 

5,265 

Asphalt  

 

2.2.16 Egypt Wadi Al Jandali Airport

Airport Overview

Airport Details

Country

Egypt

Latitude

30.049500 | 30 2.969971 N | N30 02 58

Province / District

Cairo Governate

Longitude

31.839701 | 31 50.382042 E | E031 50 22

Airport Name

Wadi Al Jandali Airport

Elevation (ft)

816 ft

IATA & ICAO codes

n/a

Surface

Paved

Runway Dimension

Runway 1:

10,600 x 130 ft / 3,231 x 40 m

Runway 2:

11,000 x 130 ft / 3,353 x 40 m

Ground Handling (Yes / No)

n/a

2.2.17 Egypt Aswan Airport

Airport Overview 

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

23°57′51″N

Province / District 

Aswan Governate 

Longitude 

32°49′11″E 

Airport Name 

Aswan Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

662 ft /198 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

ASW / HESN 

Surface 

Paved 

Town or City (closest) 

Aswan 

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

3.4 km  

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

17/35 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

17/35 

3402 

11161 

Asphalt 

 

2.2.18 Egypt Dakhla Oasis Airport

Airport Overview

Airport Details 

Country 

Egypt 

Latitude 

25°24′40″N

Province / District 

New Valley Governorate 

Longitude 

29°00′10″E 

Airport Name 

Dakhla  Airport 

Elevation (ft) 

613ft / 187 m 

IATA & ICAO codes 

DAK / HEDK 

Surface 

Paved 

Town or City (closest) 

Dakhla Oasis 

Runway Condition 

Asphalt  

NGO / UN (on ground) 

n/a 

Passenger / Cargo Security Screening (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Dimension 

2.47 km  

Ground Handling (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Refueling Capacity 

Yes 

Runway Lighting (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Runway Heading 

15/33 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Air Traffic Control (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Windsock (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Weather Information (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Aircraft Parking space (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Navigation Aids (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Perimeter fencing (Yes / No) 

Yes 


Runway

Direction 

Length 

Surface 

m 

ft 

15/33 

2475 

8125 

Paved 

 

2.3 Egypt Road Network

Egypt has a huge road network of 65,050km (of which 48,000km paved and 17,050km unpaved). Egypt has built a network of highways covering the country and extending around 18,000km. Two highways connect Cairo with Alex. Other highways connect Cairo to Port-Said, Suez, and El Fayoum. The total length of highways is 18,000km. 

Egypt also boasts a network of bridges, which contributes to smoothing the flow of traffic. So far, 181 bridges stand throughout the country: 36 of which are straddling the Nile; 85 suspended. Egypt has recently witnessed a great interest in enhancing and upgrading the highway and main road networks to cover all the country. Their length increased to 48,000 km. 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

Distance Matrix 

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km) 

  

Alex 

Aswan 

Cairo 

El Fayoum 

El Minya 

Edfu 

Ismailia 

Luxor 

Port Said 

Sharm El Sheikh 

Hurghada 

Nuweiba 

Rafah 

Alex 

  

1133 

216 

295 

459 

1,025 

250 

915 

273 

716 

761 

567 

494 

Aswan 

  

  

926 

838 

674 

112 

1,038 

229 

1,118 

1,492 

580 

1373 

1280 

Cairo 

  

  

  

105 

252 

818 

112 

708 

192 

503 

548 

447 

354 

El Fayoum 

  

  

  

  

164 

730 

217 

620 

297 

608 

581 

552 

459 

El Minya 

  

  

  

  

  

565 

314 

335 

444 

755 

452 

693 

806 

Edfu 

  

  

  

  

  

  

930 

112 

1,010 

1,321 

392 

1265 

1172 

Ismailia 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

550 

80 

456 

501 

387 

242 

Luxor 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

300 

1212 

282 

1155 

1062 

Port Said 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

536 

581 

467 

254 

Sharm El Sheikh 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

781 

165 

528 

Hurghada 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

226 

464 

Nuweiba 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

674 

Rafah 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Safaga 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (Hour) 

  

Alex 

Aswan 

Cairo 

El Fayoum 

El Minya 

Edfu 

Ismailia 

Luxor 

Port Said 

Sharm El Sheikh 

Hurghada 

Nuweiba 

Rafah 

Alex 

  

14 

3

4 

6 

13 

3 

11 

3 

9 

10 

7 

6 

Aswan 

  

  

12 

10 

8 

1 

13 

3 

14 

18 

7 

17 

16 

Cairo 

  

  

  

1   

3 

10 

1 

9 

2 

6 

7 

6 

4 

El Fayoum 

  

  

  

  

2 

9 

3 

8 

4 

8 

7 

7 

6 

El Minya 

  

  

  

  

  

7

4 

4 

6 

9 

6 

9 

10 

Edfu 

  

  

  

  

  

  

12 

2 

13 

17 

5 

16 

15 

Ismailia 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

7 

1 

6 

6 

5 

3 

Luxor 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

4 

15 

4 

14 

13 

Port Said 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

7 

7 

6 

3 

Sharm El Sheikh 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

10 

2 

7 

Hurghada 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

3 

6 

Nuweiba 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

8 

Rafah 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Safaga 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Road Security 

Road accidents are common and police estimate that road accidents kill over 6,000 people in Egypt each year.

International driving licence can be used in Egypt up to six months. In case of intention to stay more than six months in Egypt, an application for an Egyptian driving licence should be submitted. 

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits 

Axle Load Limits 

LCA Country (Egypt) 

Transit Country #1 (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ) 

Truck with 2 Axles 

16 

19 

Truck with 3 Axles 

22 

26 

Truck with 4 Axles 

32 

39 

Semi-trailer with 3 Axles 

26 

39 

Semi-trailer with 4 Axles 

32 

40 

Semi-trailer with 5 Axles 

42 

N/A 

Semi-trailer with 6 Axles 

48 

N/A 

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 4 Axles 

36 

N/A 

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 5 Axles 

42 

N/A 

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 6 Axles 

48 

N/A 

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 7 Axles 

N/A 

N/A 

2.3.1 Egypt Border Crossing of Rafah

Overview

This land port is located in the North Sinai Governorate on the borders of the Arab Republic of Egypt with the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and considered as the eastern gate of Egypt linking with the East Arab countries and the rest of the countries in both Asia and Europe. Rafah Crossing Point is the sole crossing point between Egypt and the Gaza Strip and between Egypt and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. It is located on the Gaza–Egypt border, which was recognized by the 1979 Israel–Egypt Peace Treaty. The original crossing point was named Rafah land port. Only passage of persons takes place through the Rafah Border Crossing. All traffic of goods is diverted to the Kerem Shalom border crossing.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Rafah

Province or District

North Sinai 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Rafah - 49 Km

Latitude

31.2473372

Longitude

34.254056

Managing Authority / Agency

General Authority for Land and Dry Ports

 

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Name: Arish Airport

Distance in km: 50

Truck Travel Time: 1 hr.

Car Travel time: 0.5 hrs.

Nearest Port

Name: Arish Port

Distance in km: 50

Truck Travel Time: 1 hr.

Car Travel time: 0.5 hrs.

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets,

or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Name: Suez

Distance in km: 295

Truck Travel Time: 5 hrs.

Car Travel time: 3 hrs.

Hours of Operation

Mondays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

Tuesdays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

Wednesdays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

Thursdays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

Fridays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

Saturdays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

Sundays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

National Holidays

Irregular – based on needs / humanitarian aid

Seasonal Constraints

Winter time / heavy rain

Port Capacity

Total area: 72,000 m2.

Renewal of the port: the port was developed entirely in 2005, a modern pharonic style was built at a cost of about 46 million pounds.

The port capacity building is sufficient to accommodate with the movement of goods and passengers.

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link: 

1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link:

4.1 Government Contact List

2.3.2 Egypt Land Border Crossing of El Oga

Overview 

This land port was established in 1982 on an area of 45,000 m2 and was under the administration of the province of North Sinai. Since it has been attached to the General Authority of Land and Dry Ports in 1996, it has been developed and expanded in different phases to increase its capacity building and the number of trucks crossing. The port is dedicated for the movement of goods only, with the ability to be used in the future for the movement of people. Nitsana Cross is on the other side.

Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 

 

Oga  
Natzana 

Province or District 

North Sinai 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name: Arish  

Distance in km: 82 

Latitude 

30.882861 

Longitude 

34.391208 

Managing Authority / Agency 

General Authority for Land and Dry Ports 

Contact Person 

 

 

Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Al Arish  

Distance in km: 70  

Truck Travel Time: hrs 1.30 

Car Travel time: 45 mins

Nearest Port 

Name: Arish  

Distance in km: 80 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 1.45 

Car Travel time: hrs 1 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Name: Suez

Distance in km: 280 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 5 

Car Travel time: hrs 3 

Other Information 

N/A 

 

Hours of Operation 

Mondays 

Irregular  

Tuesdays 

Irregular  

Wednesdays 

Irregular  

Thursdays 

Irregular  

Fridays 

Irregular  

Saturdays 

Irregular  

Sundays 

Irregular  

National Holidays 

Irregular  

Seasonal Constraints  

Heavy rain - Few days in winter  

 

Daily Capacity 

N/A

Customs Clearance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Other Relevant Information 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

 

 

2.3.3 Egypt Land Border Crossing of Taba

Overview 

The port is located in the area of Taba in the South Sinai Governorate, on the Gulf of Aqaba, 8km from the northern head of the Gulf. It is bordered to the north gate with Israel and south with Taba city, bordered to the east of Aqaba Bay Beach and Hilton Taba, and bounded on the west with the hills overlooking the Taba land port. 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 

 

Taba 
Began  

Province or District 

South Sinai 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town NameNuweibaa   

Distance in km: 74 

Latitude 

29.492085

Longitude 

34.900753 

Managing Authority / Agency 

General Authority for Land and Dry Ports 

Contact Person 

 

 

Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Taba International Airport 

Distance in km: 37 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 1 

Car Travel time: 30 mins

Nearest Port 

Name: Nuaibaa Sea Port 

Distance in km : 84 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 1.45 

Car Travel time: hrs 1 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Name: Suez

Distance in km: 300 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 5 

Car Travel time: hrs 3 

Other Information 

N/A 

 

Hours of Operation 

Mondays 

24/7  

Tuesdays 

24/7  

Wednesdays 

24/7  

Thursdays 

24/7  

Fridays 

24/7  

Saturdays 

24/7  

Sundays 

24/7  

National Holidays 

24/7  

Seasonal Constraints  

Heavy rain - Few days in winter  

Daily Capacity 

Due to its geographic location, the Terminal's area is limited to a narrow strip, 45m wide and 200m long. Approximately one million passengers and 70,000 vehicles pass through every year. 

Customs Clearance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Other Relevant Information 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

 

 

2.3.4 Egypt Land Border Crossing of Qustul

Overview

The port is 45 km of Qstol-Halfa. It allows the cargo trucks to transport freight to the importing country and returning loaded with goods to the other end, as to increase the benefit of the fleet between both countries according to the cooperation protocol signed by Egypt and SudanThe port's total area is 60,000 m2.


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 

 

Egypt: Qustul 
Sudan: Ashkeet  

Province or District 

Red Sea 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name: Aswan  

Distance in km: 400 

Latitude 

22.003058 

Longitude 

31.513452 

Managing Authority / Agency 

General Authority for Land and Dry Ports 

Contact Person 

 

 

Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Aswan International Airport 

Distance in km: 406 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 6 

Car Travel time: hrs 4 

Nearest Port 

Name : NA 

Distance in km: NA 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 1.45 

Car Travel time: hrs 1 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Name : Aswan 

Distance in km : 400 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 6 

Car Travel time: hrs 4 

Other Information 

N/A 

 

Hours of Operation 

Mondays 

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

Tuesdays 

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

Wednesdays 

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

Thursdays 

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

Fridays 

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

Saturdays 

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

Sundays 

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

National Holidays  

9 am to 3pm in winter, and from 9 am to 4pm at summer according to the working hours of Nasser Lake that operates during the day light only. 

Seasonal Constraints  

Heavy rain - Few days in winter  

Daily Capacity 

NA 

Customs Clearance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Other Relevant Information 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

 

 

2.3.5 Egypt Land Border Crossing of El Salloum

Overview

El Salloum is a village on the northern coast of Egypt, near the Mediterranean Sea, east of the border with Libya, and around 145 km (90 mi) from Tobruk. El Salloum is a regional trading centre


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 

 

Egypt: El Salloum  
Libya : Tobriq   

Province or District 

Matrouh 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name: Matrouh 

Distance in km: 300 

Latitude 

22.003058

Longitude 

31.513452 

Managing Authority / Agency 

General Authority for Land and Dry Ports 

Contact Person 

 

 

Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Name: Matrouh airport  

Distance in km: 300 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 6 

Car Travel time: hrs 4 

Nearest Port 

Name: N/a

Distance in km: N/a 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 1.45 

Car Travel time: hrs 1 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 

Name: Matrouh 

Distance in km: 300 

Truck Travel Time: hrs 6 

Car Travel time: hrs 4 

Other Information 

N/a 

 

Hours of Operation 

Mondays 

Working till 15:00 PM 

Tuesdays 

Working till 15:00 PM 

Wednesdays 

Working till 15:00 PM 

Thursdays 

Working till 15:00 PM 

Fridays 

Day off 

Saturdays 

Day off 

Sundays 

Working till 15:00 PM 

National Holidays 

Working till 15:00 PM 

Seasonal Constraints  

Heavy rain in winter  

Daily Capacity 

N/A 

Customs Clearance 

For more information on customs in Egypt, please see the following link:1.3 Egypt Customs Information

Other Relevant Information 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

 

 

2.4 Egypt Railway Assessment

Egyptian National Railway is one of the largest economic institutions in Egypt and the Arab world, and is the oldest in the area of transport services (passengers and goods). It's considered the backbone of passenger transport in Egypt, where the volume of railway passengers and goods transport is: 

  • Passengers transport: 500 million passengers annually (about 1.4 million passengers a day). 
  • Goods transport: 6 million tons annually.

The total length of network is 9570 km.

  • Paths of quadripartite lines - 20 km 
  • Paths of double lines - 1466 km 
  • Paths of single line - 3667 km 

Railway's yards, workshops and warehouses 

Signals system on the heavy lines of movement to achieve the safety factors on them  

  • Lines working by electrical signals 15% 
  • Lines working by mechanical signal 85% 

The total number of stations is 705 major, sub and medium-stations, including: 

  • Main stations - 22  
  • Central stations - 59 
  • Medium stations - 60  
  • Small stations - 564 

Number of Bridges and Tunnels - 885

  • Railway bridges on the Nile and waterways, 511 
  • Bridges above the Railway for cars, 58 
  • Tunnels for cars and pedestrians, 137  
  • Bridges overhead for pedestrians, 137

 

  • 342 German locomotive, capacity 2475 hp 
  • 45 Canadian locomotive, capacity 2475 hp 
  • 30 U.S. locomotive, capacity 1850 hp 
  • 253 Canadian locomotive, capacity 1650 hp 
  • 30 locomotive maneuver Spanish, capacity 1200 hp 
  • 80 new U.S. locomotive GE, capacity 4000 HP 
  • 40 new U.S. locomotive EMD, capacity 3245 hp 

The fleet of passenger transport coaches is 3500 including 850 air-conditioned coaches the passenger transport service on the ENR of different qualities, ranging in speed from 90 to 120 km/h Fast sleep trains, and first and second AC luxury Special trains Renovated trains Suburban trains, with average speed of 90 km/h.

The Egyptian Ministry of Transportation (MOT) has recently modified the railway law allowing private sector participation and operation of railway projects.  There is significant local demand for railway parts in the Egyptian market.

For information please select the following documentEgypt Railway Assessment Additional Information.docx

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

Travel Time Matrix 

Unit of measurement - km

 

Alex 

Aswan 

Cairo 

El 

El 

Edfu 

Ismailia 

Luxor 

Port 

Sharm 

Hurghada 

Nuweiba 

Rafah 

Fayoum 

Minya 

Said 

El 

 

 

 

Sheikh 

Alex 

  

1133 

216 

295 

459 

1,025 

250 

915 

273 

716 

761 

567 

494 

Aswan 

  

  

926 

838 

674 

112 

1,038 

229 

1,118 

1,492 

580 

1373 

1280 

Cairo 

  

  

  

105 

252 

818 

112 

708 

192 

503 

548 

447 

354 

El 

  

  

  

  

164 

730 

217 

620 

297 

608 

581 

552 

459 

Fayoum 

El Minya 

  

  

  

  

  

565 

314 

335 

444 

755 

452 

693 

806 

Edfu 

  

  

  

  

  

  

930 

112 

1,010 

1,321 

392 

1265 

1172 

Ismailia 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

550 

80 

456 

501 

387 

242 

Luxor 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

300 

1212 

282 

1155 

1062 

Port Said 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

536 

581 

467 

254 

Sharm El 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

781 

165 

528 

Sheikh 

Hurghada 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

226 

464 

Nuweiba 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

674 

 

Unit of measurement - hours

 

Alex 

Aswan 

Cairo 

El 

El 

Edfu 

Ismailia 

Luxor 

Port 

Sharm 

Hurghada 

Nuweiba 

Rafah 

Fayoum 

Minya 

Said 

El 

 

 

 

Sheikh 

Alex 

  

14 

3 

4 

6 

13 

3 

11 

3 

9 

10 

7 

6 

  

Aswan 

  

  

12 

10 

8 

1 

13 

3 

14 

18 

7 

17 

16 

  

Cairo 

  

  

  

1 

3 

10 

1 

9 

2 

6 

7 

6 

4 

  

El 

  

  

  

  

2 

9 

3 

8 

4 

8 

7 

7 

6 

Fayoum 

El Minya 

  

  

  

  

  

7 

4 

4 

6 

9 

6 

9 

10 

  

Edfu 

  

  

  

  

  

  

12 

2 

13 

17 

5 

16 

15 

  

Ismailia 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

7 

1 

6 

6 

5 

3 

  

Luxor 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

4 

15 

4 

14 

13 

Port Said 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

7 

7 

6 

3 

Sharm El 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

10 

2 

7 

Sheikh 

Hurghada 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

3 

6 

Nuweiba 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

8 

Rafah 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Safaga 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Railway Companies and Consortia 

The railway industry is operated by the government through the Ministry of Transport.   

Key Route Information 

Railway network 

  • The total length of network is 9570 km  
  • Paths of quadripartite lines 20 km 
  • Paths of double lines 1466 km 
  • Paths of single line 3667 km 
  • Railway's yards, workshops and warehouses  

Key Stations 

Key Station Information 

 

Station Name 

Station Name 

Station Name 

Location 

Cairo 

Giza 

Alexandria  

Contact Information 

117 +2022573555 

+20235717318 

+2033922883 

Connections with Other Transport Means 

Road  

Road  

Road  

Storage Capacity 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Handling Equipment 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Handling Capacity 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

Other Comments 

N/A 

N/A 

N/A 

 

2.5 Egypt Waterways Assessment


The main waterway is the Nile River part crossing Egypt with total length estimated 3,500km.  This length includes Nile River, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and numerous smaller canals in delta; Suez Canal (193.5 km including approaches) navigable by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 17.68 m. 

The Nile River is passable by barges, passengers cruises in some parts of areas within Egypt. Those areas are mainly Abu Sambel – Aswan  Luxor. In addition to some northern parts especially Asyout – Minya- Cairo 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

 

2.6 Egypt Storage Assessment

Commercial Storage 

Location 

Owner 

Available for Rent 

Capacity (MT / m² / m³) 

Type [1] 

Access [2] 

Condition [3] 

6 of October City  

Agility 

Yes 

154, 000 m 

Open/covered 

Flat 

Intact  

6 of October City  

6 of October for storage and distribution  

Yes 

243,600 m2  

Concrete 

Flat 

Intact 

6 of October City  

Sosdi Dry Port 

Yes 

15000 m2 

Concrete 

Flat  

Intact 

 

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified 

[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat 

[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair 


2.7 Egypt Milling Assessment

Egypt has over 130 mills of which almost all of them are using fortification technology. 

Milling Company - Banha Cylinders Mill  

Company Name & Address 

Contact Names & Email 

Telephone & Fax 

Banha Cylinders Mill 

Middle&West Mill Comp 

Name: Eng Sobhy Abdelsatar Ali 

Title: General Manager 

Tel: +201 2425 6670 

Fax: +201 3322 5319 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Public sector company managed and partially owned by the Food Industry Holding Company, a Government Company belong to the Ministry of Investment. 

 

Facilities
Parking area inside compound m² 

500 m² 

Drainage 

Good 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Number of Ventilators (screened)

Sufficient number

Electricity Load (KVA) 

1200 

Backup Generator  (Yes / No / KVA) 

No 

 

Milling Equipment 

Origin of Machinery 

Year of Mfg 

Year of Installation 

Condition 

MMW Germany 

1970 

1971, renovated in 1990 

Good 

 

Maintenance 

Duration 

Twice a month 

Type of Maintenance 

NA 

 

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed 

Type of Equipment 

Available 

Number 

Owned 

Comments 

Fortification Feeder 

Yes 

2 

n/a 

n/a 

Bag Cleaning Plant 

No 

- 

- 

- 

Moisture Tester 

No 

- 

- 

- 

De-stoning Plant 

Yes 

3 

n/a 

n/a 

Metal Extractor 

Yes 

6 

n/a 

n/a 

 

Staffing 

Number of Full Time Skilled Workers 

8 

Number of Full Time Labourers 

120 

 

Weighbridge 

Number 

n/a  

Capacity (MT) 

Length (m) 

Type 

Within Compound 

100 

15 

Pescol 

 

Building 

  

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

Height (m) 

Building – Wheat Mill 

80 

19 

24 

Building – Maize Mill 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Walls 

 

n/a 

 

Roof 

 

n/a 

 

Floor 

 

n/a 

 

 

Conditions & Cleanliness

   

Outside 

Inside 

Cracks in walls or roof  

No 

No 

Signs of rodent activity  

No 

No 

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Damaged gutters/drains (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of moisture (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Cleanliness (Good / Poor) 

Good 

Good 

  

Pest Control 

Fumigation 

Yes  

Frequency 

Every Year 

Spraying  

Yes 

Frequency 

Every three months 

Rodenticides  

No 

Frequency 

- 

Rodent Trapping 

Yes 

Frequency 

Permanently 

Security

Security

Good 

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced) 

Fenced 

Other Comments 

n/a 

Access 

Distance from main town (km) 

Within town 

Travel time if not located in town (hours) 

n/a 

Road condition to Mill 

Asphalted 

Road limitation (if any) 

Maximum width: 15; maximum tonnage: 50 mt 

Rail connections (Yes / No) 

Yes 

On the railway from 

Rail is connected directly to mill premises 

to 

Rail is connected directly to mill premises 

 

Commodities 

Daily Capacity (mt) 

Monthly Activity (mt) 

Wheat 

400 

12,000 

Maize 

n/a 

70 mt is milled for 4-6 months period 

Storage Capacity 

Storage in Metric Tonnes 

Wheat – Covered (mt) 

Flour – Covered (mt) 

Within the Compound 

5,000 

750 

Outside the Compound 

20,000 

n/a 

 

Capacity to Blend 

Maize flour is blended to wheat flour 10% : 90% --- 40 mt : 400 mt 

Milling Company - Middle and West Delta Mill Company

Company Name & Address 

Contact Names & Email 

Telephone & Fax 

Middle & West Delta Mill Comp 

Name: Eng Mohamed Abd El Ghaffar 

Title: Production Manager 

Tel:  +204 1927 0419 

Tel2: +204 7257 7330 

Fax: +204 7256 2058 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Public sector company managed, and partially owned by the Food Industry Holding Company, a Government Company belong to the Ministry of Investment. 

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m² 

12,000 m² 

Drainage  

Good 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Number of Ventilators 

60 

Screened 

Electricity Load (KVA) 

320 

Backup Generator  

No 

KVA 

  

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers 

20 

Number of full time labourers 

140 

Weighbridge

Number  

n/a 

Capacity (mt) 

Length (m) 

Type 

Within Compound 

100 

15 

Pescol 

 

Security

Security (Good / Poor) 

Good 

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced) 

Fenced 

Other Comments 

n/a 

Building

  

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

Height (m) 

Building – Wheat Mill 

160 

50 

15 

Building – Maize Mill 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Walls 

 

n/a 

 

Roof 

 

n/a 

 

Floor 

 

n/a 

 

 

Conditions & Cleanliness 

   

Outside 

Inside 

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No) 

Yes 

No 

Damaged gutters/drains (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of moisture (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation (Yes / No) 

Yes, Uncut 

n/a 

Pest Control

Fumigation 

Yes  

Frequency 

Once a year 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Spraying  

No 

Frequency 

- 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

- 

Rodenticides  

Yes 

Frequency 

When required 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Rodent Trapping 

Yes 

Frequency 

When required 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

 

Access
Distance from main town (km)  1 km 
Travel time if not located in town (hours)  10 minutes

Road condition to Mill 

n/a 

Road limitation (if any)

Max width: 6; Max tonnage: 60 mt 

Rail connections (Yes / No) 

No 

On the railway from 

- 

to 

- 

 

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities 

Daily Capacity (mt) 

Monthly Activity (mt) 

Wheat 

400 

12,000 

Maize 

50 

1,500 

 

 Storage Capacity 

Storage in Metric Tonnes 

Wheat – Covered (mt) 

Flour – Covered (mt) 

Within the Compound 

5,000 

360 

 

Capacity to Blend 

400 mt can be blended to 50 mt maize per day 

 

Loading & Discharge Rates 

360 mt /day 

 

Transport Capacity at Mill 

Fleet owned by mill company 

Milling Company - Upper Egypt Mill Company

Company Name & Address 

Contact Names & Email 

Telephone & Fax 

Upper Egypt Mill Company 

Name:  Eng Ashraf Morsy 


Tel: +201 2703 2224 

Fax: +209 3480 0775 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Public sector company managed, and partially owned by the Food Industry Holding Company, a Government Company belong to the Ministry of Investment. 

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m² 

No 

Drainage  

Good 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Number of Ventilators 

40 

Screened 

Electricity Load (KVA) 

320 

Backup Generator  (Yes / No / KVA) 

No

 

 Milling Equipment  

Origin of Machinery 

Year of Mfg 

Year of Installation 

Condition 

Turkey 

2001 

2002 

Good 

 

 Maintenance 

Duration (hours / week) 

8 hours / week 

Type of maintenance 

Preventative 

  

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed 

Type of Equipment 

Yes/No 

Number 

Owned 

Comments 

Fortification Feeder 

Yes 

2 

Yes 

n/a 

Bag Cleaning Plant 

Yes 

1 

Yes 

n/a 

Moisture Tester 

No 

- 

- 

- 

De-stoning Plant 

Yes 

10 

Yes 

n/a 

Metal Extractor 

Yes 

3 

Yes 

n/a 

 

Staffing  

Number of full time skilled workers 

50 

Number of full time labourers 

120 

 

Building 

  

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

Height (m) 

Building – Wheat Mill 

40 

25 

15 

Building – Maize Mill 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Walls 

 

n/a 

 

Roof 

 

n/a 

 

Floor 

 

n/a 

 

 

Conditions & Cleanliness

   

Outside 

Inside 

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Damaged gutters/drains (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of moisture (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation (Yes / No) 

n/a 

n/a 

Cleanliness (Good / Poor) 

n/a 

n/a 

 

 Pest Control 

Fumigation 

Yes  

Frequency 

Every 3 months 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Spraying  

No 

Frequency 

- 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

- 

Rodenticides  

Yes 

Frequency 

Whenrequired 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

- 

Rodent Trapping 

No 

Frequency 

- 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

- 

 

Security  

Security (Good / Poor) 

Good 

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced) 

Fenced 

Other Comments 

n/a 

 

Access 

Distance from main town (km) 

1 km 

Travel time if not located in town (hours) 

5 minutes 

Road condition to Mill 

Asphalted 

Road limitation (if any) 

Max width: 12; Max tonnage: 60 

Rail connections (Yes / No) 

No 

On the railway from 

- 

to 

- 

 

 Milling Capacity (Mt) 

Commodities 

Daily Capacity (mt) 

Monthly Activity (mt) 

Wheat 

450 

13,500 

Maize 

50 

1,500 

 

 

Storage Capacity 

 

Storage in Metric Tonnes 

Wheat – Covered (mt) 

Flour – Covered (mt) 

Within the Compound 

n/a 

2,000 

Outside the Compound 

20,000 

n/a 

 

Capacity to Blend 

450 mt wheat flour blended to 50 mt maize flour 4-6 months per year

 

Loading & Discharge Rates 

400 mt 

 

Transport Capacity at Mill 

Fleet belong to the mother company 

 

Milling Company - Middle & West Delta Mill Company (Kafr El-Dawar)

The mill is located in Kafr El-Dawar, Behera Governorate, 150 km north of Cairo.

Company Name & Address 

Contact Names & Email 

Telephone & Fax 

Middle & West Delta Mill Company 

Name: Eng. Hamdy Mohamed 

Title: Production specialist 

Tel: +204 5223 5262 

Tel2: +201 8594 9557 

Fax: +204 5223 5262 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Public sector company managed , and partially owned by the Food Industry Holding Company, a Government Company belong to the Ministry of Investement. 

 

Facilities  

Parking area inside compound m² 

1500 m 

 

Drainage (Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent) 

Good 

 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

 

Number of Ventilators 

Enough 

Screened 

Electricity Load (KVA) 

380 

 

Backup Generator  (Yes / No / KVA) 

No 

KVA 

  

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery 

Year of Mfg 

Year of Installation 

Condition 

MWW Germany 

2003 

2004 

Good 

 

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week) 

16 hours / week 

Type of maintenance 

Regular, twice a month 

 

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed 

Type of Equipment 

Yes/No 

Number 

Owned 

Comments 

Fortification Feeder 

Yes 

1 

Yes 

n/a 

Bag Cleaning Plant 

Yes 

5 

Yes 

n/a 

Moisture Tester 

No 

- 

- 

- 

De-stoning Plant 

Yes 

5 

Yes 

n/a 

Metal Extractor 

Yes 

5 

Yes 

n/a 

 

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers 

34 

Number of full time labourers 

175 

 

Weighbridge 

Number  

1 

Capacity (mt) 

Length (m) 

Type 

Within Compound 

100 

15 

Pescol 

 

Building

  

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

Height (m) 

Building – Wheat Mill 

50 

30 

20 

Building – Maize Mill 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Walls 

 

n/a 

 

Roof 

 

n/a 

 

Floor 

 

n/a 

 

 

Conditions & Cleanliness 

   

Outside 

Inside 

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Yes 

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of moisture (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Cleanliness (Good / Poor) 

Good 

Good 

Pest Control  

Fumigation 

Yes  

Frequency 

Every twelve weeks 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Spraying  

Yes 

Frequency 

Every four weeks 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Rodenticides  

Yes 

Frequency 

Permanently 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Rodent Trapping 

No 

Frequency 

n/a 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

 

Capacity to Blend 

3-6 months/year depend on availability, wheat flour is blended with Maize flour (10-15%). Maize flourline produces 125 mt, and wheat flouer line 500 mt. 

 

Storage Capacity 

Storage in Metric Tonnes 

Wheat – Covered (mt) 

Flour – Covered (mt) 

Within the Compound 

3,200 

20,000 

Outside the Compound 

27,000 

  

  

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities 

Daily Capacity (mt) 

Monthly Activity (mt) 

Wheat 

flour 

18,000 flour 

Maize 

  

  

Security 

Security (Good / Poor) 

Good 

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced) 

Fenced 

Other Comments 

n/a 

 

Access

Distance from main town (km) 

1 km from Kafr El Dawar City 

Travel time if not located in town (hours) 

n/a 

Road condition to Mill 

Good - Asphalted 

Road limitation (if any) 

Max width: 10; Max tonnage: 50 mt 

Rail connections (Yes / No) 

No 

 

Milling Company - Middle & West Delta Mill Company (Sers El-Lian)

This mill is also called Sers El-Lian mill, located in Monofia Governorate, 100 km north of Cairo Public Sector Company 

Company Name & Address 

Contact Names & Email 

Telephone & Fax 

Middle & West Delta Mill Company 

Name: Eng Ali Saleh Ali 

Title: Mill Manager 

Tel: +201 0917 1230 

Tel: +204 8335 0717 

Fax: +204 8335 0717 

Summary of Role and Services: 

Public sector company managed, and partially owned by the Food Industry Holding Company, a Government Company belong to the Ministry of Investment. 

 

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m² 

4000 m² 

Drainage (Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent) 

Good 

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No) 

Yes 

Number of Ventilators 

84 

Screened 

Electricity Load (KVA) 

3,000 

Backup Generator  (Yes / No / KVA) 

No 

KVA 

 

Weighbridge

Number  

n/a 

Capacity (mt) 

Length (m) 

Type 

Within Compound 

100 

15 

30 

 

Building  

  

Length (m) 

Width (m) 

Height (m) 

Building – Wheat Mill 

40 

30 

30 

Building – Maize Mill 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Walls 

 

n/a 

 

Roof 

 

n/a 

 

Floor 

 

n/a 

 

 

Conditions & Cleanliness

   

Outside 

Inside 

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Damaged gutters/drains (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Signs of moisture (Yes / No) 

No 

No 

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No) 

n/a 

n/a 

Cleanliness (Good / Poor) 

Good 

n/a 

 

Milling Equipment 

Origin of Machinery 

Year of Mfg 

Year of Installation 

Condition 

MWW Germany 

2004 

2005 

Very Good 

  

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed 

Type of Equipment 

Yes/No 

Number 

Owned 

Comments 

Fortification Feeder 

Yes 

2 

Yes 

n/a 

Bag Cleaning Plant 

Yes 

10 

Yes 

n/a 

Moisture Tester 

No 

- 

- 

- 

De-stoning Plant 

Yes 

10 

Yes 

n/a 

Metal Extractor 

Yes 

4 

Yes 

n/a 

Fumigation 

Yes   

Frequency 

Every 3 months 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Spraying  

Yes 

Frequency 

Daily 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Rodenticides  

Yes 

Frequency 

Every 3 months 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

n/a 

Rodent Trapping 

No 

Frequency 

- 

Contracted (Yes / No) 

- 

 

Access

Distance from main town (km) 

in town 

Travel time if not located in town (hours) 

n/a 

Road condition to Mill 

Asphalted 

Road limitation (if any) 

Max width: 10; Max tonnage: 80 mt 

Rail connections (Yes / No) 

No 

On the railway from 

- 

to 

- 

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities 

Daily Capacity (mt) 

Monthly Activity (mt) 

Wheat 

470 flour 

14,000 

Maize 

50 flour 

1,500 

 

Storage Capacity 

Storage in Metric Tonnes 

Wheat – Covered (mt) 

Flour – Covered (mt) 

Within the Compound 

3,700 

1,600 

Outside the Compound 

No 

No 

 

Capacity to Blend 

470 mt of wheat flour is blended daily to 50 mt maize flour, 4-6 months per year. 

 

Loading & Discharge Rates 

1200 mt daily 

 

Transport Capacity at Mill 

Transport fleet belong to the mill company, and is available to the mill 

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers 

45 

Number of full time labourers 

130 




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3 Egypt Services and Supply

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3.1 Egypt Fuel

Fuel Overview 

Egypt has a considerable number of fuel suppliers and storage service providers spread all over the country.  Many international services providers have agents operating in the country such as: Chevron, Total, Shell, PetrominCatlex, Mobile, etc. 

On 12th February 2019, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources signed a strategic cooperation agreement between Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company (SUMED) and Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (ATC), to provide storage capacities for trading and storing high quality gas oil, (Euro Standard), with total capacity of 222,000 m3 at the company site, in Sidi Kerir, to be re-exported to the European market. During October 2019, the project has started operation, and it is considered one of the axes implementing the Ministry of Petroleum’s strategy for transferring Egypt into a regional hub for trading oil and gas.  

On the other side, another agreement with Saudi Aramco Trading was signed, to benefit from SUMED’s offshore platform in Ain El- Sokhna and its facilities, by providing storage capacities for receiving, storing and trading fuel oil, with total capacity of 165,000 m3 at the company site, in Ain El-Sokhna, for supplying the power plants in Saudi Arabia, or re-exporting it, or meeting the Egyptian local market needs, or providing fuel for ships in the region. 

For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links: 

4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

4.7 Egypt Fuel Providers Contact List

Information may also be found at: https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Egypt/gasoline_prices/  and  http://www.petroleum.gov.eg/en/Search/Pages/Results.aspx?k=sidi%20kerir%20storage  which is updated monthly.  

Fuel Pricing 

Fuel pricing has fluctuated however the government of Egypt kept subsidising the selling price of fuel as a way to leverage the purchasing power of the citizens. 

Gasoline prices:the average value for Egypt during that period was 8.95 Egyptian Pound with a minimum of 8.75 Egyptian Pound on 07-Oct-2019 and a maximum of 9.00 Egyptian Pound on 15-Jul-2019. For comparison, the average price of gasoline in the world for this period is 23.90 Egyptian Pound. 

Diesel prices: The average value for Egypt during that period was 6.75 Egyptian Pound with a minimum of 6.75 Egyptian Pound on 15-Jul-2019 and a maximum of 6.75 Egyptian Pound on 15-Jul-2019. For comparison, the average price of diesel in the world for this period is 21.75 Egyptian Pound. 

Fuel Prices per Liter as of: 21/10/2019 

(local currency and USD - $) 

Petrol / Gasoline 

6.75 L. E / 0.41 $ leaded 80 

8 L.E / 0.49 $ leaded 92 

9 L.E / 0.55 $ leaded 95  

Diesel 

6.75 L. E / 0.41 $ 

Paraffin 

N/A 

Jet A-1 

10.2 L. E / 0.625 $ 

Seasonal Variations  

Seasonal Variations 

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?) 

No   

Is there a rationing system? 

No 

Is fuel subsidised for households with lower income / vulnerable groups? 

No 

Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs? 

No 

Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs? 

No


 
Standards, Quality and Testing 

Industry Control Measures 

Do tanks have adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel? 

Yes 

Are there filters in the system which monitor where fuel is loaded into aircraft? 

Yes 

Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks? 

Yes 

Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment? 

Yes 

Standards Authority 

Is there a national or regional standards authority? 

Yes   

If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority. 

Egyptian Organization for Standards & Quality 

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced? 

Yes   

 

Testing Laboratories 

Are there national testing laboratories? 

Yes    

 

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory 

Company 

Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (EOS) 

Name  

As above 

Address 

16 Tadreeb El- Modarrebeen st.,Ameriya,Cairo 

Telephone and Fax 

Tel: +202 2284 5524,  +202 2284 5522 

Fax: +202 2284 5501 

Contact 

http://www.eos.org.eg/en

Standards Used 

Egypt is adopting the following standards, relevant to this areas: · Engineering Industries: 1087 standards · Chemical Industries: 769 standards · Measurements: 441 standards · Documentation: 38 standards 

 

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3.2 Egypt Transporters

Egypt has a considerable number of professional trucking companies which own large numbers of fleets. 

For more information on transport company contact details, please see the following link: 4.8 Egypt Transporters Contact List

 



3.3 Egypt Manual Labour

Minimum wage: The government-mandated minimum wage in the public sector is approximately EGP 2000 (USD 123) a month. The minimum-wage law is also observed in the private sector. 

Social contributions:  

Social security contributions paid by employers: 

  • 26% on basic salary for maximum 1120 L.E. 
  • 24% on variable salary for maximum 2110 L.E. 

Social security contributions paid by employees: 

  • 14% on basic salary for maximum 1120 L.E. 
  • 11% on variable salary for maximum 2110 L.E. 

Labour Rate(s) Overview 

 

Cost (Local Currency & USD - $) 

Rate as of:

Daily General Worker (Unskilled casual labour) 

75 L.E / 4.6 $ 

Oct 19 

Daily General Worker (Semi-skilled labour) 

100 L.E/ 6.1$ 

Oct 19 

Skilled Worker 

121.3L. E/7.4$ 

Oct 19 

 

For more information about Labours, Rules & Regulations please check: 

http://www.manpower.gov.eg/ 

http://www.cc.gov.eg/Images/L/392904.pdf

https://tradingeconomics.com/egypt/minimum-wages 

 

 

3.4 Egypt Telecomunications

For more information on telecoms contacts, please see the following link: 4.11 Egypt Additional Services Contact List

Telephone Services 

Is there an existing landline telephone network? 

Yes 

Does it allow international calls? 

Yes 

Number and Length of Downtime Periods (on average) 

 N/A 

Mobile Phone Providers  

Orange 

Etisalat 

Vodafone 

WE 

Approximate Percentage of National Coverage 

 80% 

Telecommunications Regulations 

The standard radio system used for the UN community is UHF Radios provided by a local provider in Egypt and managed by UNDSS. UNDP does not control its frequencies, or program radios. This is all done by the service provider. The Interagency ICT working group is currently reviewing this setup and recommendations are being prepared.  

Regulations on Usage and Import 

 

Regulations in Place? 

Regulating Authority 

Satellite 

Yes 

 NTRA 

HF Radio 

 Yes 

 NTRA 

UHF/VHF/HF Radio: Handheld, Base and Mobile 

 Yes 

NTRA 

UHF/VHF Repeaters 

 Yes 

NTRA 

GPS 

 Yes 

NTRA 

VSAT 

 Yes 

 NTRA 

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required 

Telecommunication systems providing Telecommunication Services to a single user using Telecommunication Network  

Frequency Licenses Required 

See the attachment Egypt Telecommunications Additional Information for frequency licenses required and for licensing procedures 

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems 

Existing UN Telecommunication Systems 

 

UNDP 

WFP 

WHO 

UNICEF 

UNHCR 

UNDSS 

VHF Frequencies 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

HF Frequencies 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Locations of Repeaters  

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

VSAT 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

No 

No 

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 

Internet Service Providers 

Are there ISPs available? 

 Yes 

If yes, are they privately or government owned? 

 Both 

Dial-up only? 

 No 

Approximate Rates (local currency and USD - $) 

Dial-up: N/A 

 

Broadband: 9 $ per month 

 

Max Leasable ‘Dedicated’ Bandwidth 

100 mbps 

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) 

For information on MNOs please visit the GSM Association website 

Company 

Number of Agent Outlets by Area 

Network Strength by Area 

Contracted for Humanitarian or Government Cash Transfer Programmes? 

Services Offered (i.e. Merchant Payment, Bulk Disbursement, Receive & Make Payment) 

Orange  

 N/A 

adequate 

YES 

Yes 

Vodafone 

 N/A 

adequate 

YES 

Yes 

Etisalat 

 N/A 

adequate 

NO 

Yes 

WE 

N/A 

adequate 

NO 

Yes 


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3.5 Egypt Food and Additional Suppliers

Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a general overview of country data related to the service and supply sectors, please consult the following sources: 

The Observatory of Economic Complexity – MIT (OEC): (http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/ 


 

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3.5.1 Egypt Food Suppliers

Overview 

Additional information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For more specific and detailed overviews of food availability and market conditions, please consult the following sources: 

WFP Vulnerability and Analysis Mapping (VAM): Egypt country page  

For more information on food supplier contact details, please see the following link:4.11 Egypt Additional Services Contact List

More information on Egypt’s food suppliers can be found a the Egypt Business Directory here. 

Retail Sector 

Types of Retailers Available 

Type of Retailer 

Rank (1-5) 

Supermarket – concentrates mainly in supplying a range of food, beverage, cleaning and sanitation products; have significant purchasing power; are often part of national/regional/global chains. 

3 

Convenience Store/Mini Market – medium sized shop; offers a more limited range of products than supermarkets; usually has good/stable purchasing power; may be part of chain or cooperative. 

4 

Permanent shop with strong supply capacity – individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; good storage and reliable supply options. 

3 

Permanent shop with limited supply capacity – individually/family owned store; offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; limited storage and unstable supply options. 

2 

Mobile Shop/Market Stand – individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; may be found at outdoor markets, camps or unstable environments. 

2 

 

Egypt Food Suppliers, Accommodation and Other Markets Additional Information 



Please see section 3.5.2 Additional Suppliers, and for FUEL/PETROLEUM products please see section 3.1 Fuel. 

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4 Egypt Contact Lists

In the following subsections the contact details for the Egypt LCA will be presented. 

4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

Ministry 

Department 

National or Provincial/State Authority 

Street / 

Physical Address 

Name 

Title 

Email 

Prime Minister’s Office 

Prime Minister’s Office 

n/a 

Magless El Shaàb Street Al Kasr El Einy, Cairo, Egypt 

Eng: Mostafa Madboule 

Prime Minister 

questions@cabinet.gov.eg 

Ministry of Defense 

n/a 

n/a 

23 El-Khalifa El-Maamoun street, El-Qobba Bridge, Al Waili, Cairo Governorate 

General/Mohamed Ahmed Zaki 

Minister of Defense 

n/a 

Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation  

n/a 

n/a 

8 Adly, Al FawalahAbdeen, Cairo Governorate 

Mrs. Sahar Nasr 

Minister of International Cooperation 

n/a 

Ministry of Civil Aviation 

n/a 

n/a 

Airport Road, Cairo, Egypt 

General Younis Al Masri  

Minister of Civil Aviation 

contact_us@civilaviation.gov.eg 

complains@civilaviation.gov.eg 

Ministry of Transportation 

n/a 

n/a 

105 El Kasr El Einy Street, Cairo, Egypt 

Vice Admiral / Kamel Elwazir 

Minister of Transportation 

n/a 

Ministry of Trade and Industry 

n/a 

n/a 

2 Latin America Street, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt 

Eng/Amr Naaar 

Minister of Trade and Industry 

mfti@mfti.gov.eg 

Ministry of Communication & Information Technology 

n/a 

n/a 

B1 Cairo Alex Desert Rd.، ABOU RAWASH، Giza Governorate 12577 

Dr. Amr Talaat 

Minister of Communication & Information Technology

info@moinfo.gov.eg 

Ministry of Social Solidarity 

n/a 

n/a 

19 El Maraghy Street, Agouza, Building No.1 

Dr.Ghada Wali 

Minister of Social Solidarity 

msi@idsc.gov.eg 

Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities

n/a 

n/a 

1 Ismail Abaza Street, branching from Kasr Al Aini Street 

Dr. Asem Elgazar 

Minister of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities

egypt@ad.gov.egegypt@ad.gov.eg 

Ministry of Local Development 

n/a 

n/a 

 4 El Seid Club Street, Land Reclamation 

Complex, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt 

Mahmoud Sha'arawi 

Minister of Local Development 

info@mld.gov.eg 

Egyptian Organization of Standardization & Quality (EOS) 

n/a 

n/a 

16 Tadrib El Motadaribeen St.، EL AMIREYA، Zeitoun, Cairo Governorate 

Eng. Ashraf Ismail Afify 

EOS Chairman 

moi@idsc.net.eg 

n/a 

n/a 

Civil Aviation Authority

Aviation Airport Road Cairo, Egypt 

Airport Road, Cairo, Egypt 

 

 

info@civilaviation.gov.eg 

n/a 

n/a 

River Transport Authority 

n/a 

General/Yasser Ghoneim 

Cheif Advisor 

rtaegpt@yahoo.com 

Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum 

n/a 

Fuel Authorities 

1 A, Ahmed El Zomor St., 8th District, Nasr City, Cairo. 

Eng. Tarek El Molla 

Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources 

mailto:contact@www.petroleum.gov.eg

n/a 

Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) 

Fuel Authorities 

Palestine Street part 4 New Maadi, Cairo 

n/a 

n/a 

EGPC@egpc.com.eg 

4.2 Egypt Humanitarian Agency Contact List

Agency 

Title 

Full Name 

Job Title 

Email 

UN Resident Coordinator 

RC 

Richard Dictus 

Resident Coordinator 

 

FAO Country Office 

Mr. 

Nasredin HagElAmin  

Representative.  

Nasredin.HagElamin@fao.org 

ICAO Regional Office 

Mr. 

 Mohamed Khalifa Rahma 

Regional Director 

mrahma@icao.int 

IFAD 

Ms. 

Dina Saleh 

Head of Hub, Middle East & North Africa  

Country Director, Egypt & Syria 

d.saleh@ifad.org 

ILO 

Mr. 

Eric Oechslin 

Officer-in-Charge 

oechslin@ilo.org 

IOM Country Office 

Mr. 

Laurent De Boek 

Chief of Mission 

LDEBOECK@iom.int 

UNRC 

Mr.  

Richard Dictus  

UN Resident Coordinator 

richard.dictus@one.un.org 

UNAIDS Country Office 

Dr. 

Heba Ali 

Interim Director 

hebafali@gmail.com  

UNDP  

Ms. 

Randa Aboul-Hosn  

Resident Representative 

randa.aboul-hosn@undp.org 

UNESCO 

Dr. 

Ghaith Fariz 

Director of Regional Bureau for Science and Technology in Arab States 

g.fariz@unesco.org 

UNFPA Country  

Dr. 

Aleksandar  Bodiroza  

Representative 

bodiroza@unfpa.org 

UNHABITAT Country Office 

Ms. 

Rania Hedeya 

Programme Manager 

rania.hedeya@un.org 

UNHCR 

Mr. 

Kareem Atassi 

Representative 

atassi@unhcr.org 

UNIC 

Ms. 

Radhia Achouri 

Director 

achouri@un.org 

UNICEF 

Mr.  

Bruno Maes  

Representative 

bmaes@unicef.org 

UNIDO 

Mr. 

Ahmed Rezk 

National Programme Officer & UNIDO Country Representative a.i 

A.REZK@unido.org 

UNIDO 

Mr. 

Bassel Al Khatib 

Representative ai. 

B.ALKHATIB@unido.org 

UNISDR 

Mr.  

Sujit Kumar Mohanty 

Officer-In-Charge - Regional Office for Arab States  

mohanty@un.org 

UNOCHA  

Mr. 

Iyad Nasr 

Head of Office , Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia 

nasri@un.org 

UNODC 

Ms.  

Cristina Albertin 

Regional Representative 

cristina.albertin@un.org 

UNRWA 

Ms. 

Sahar Al-Jobury  

Liaison Office Head 

S.AL-JOBURY@UNRWA.ORG 

UN Women Country 

Ms. 

Gielan ElMessiri  

 Representative a.i 

gielan.elmessiri@unwomen.org 

WFP Country Office 

Mr. 

Menghestab Haile 

Country Director and Representative 

menghestab.haile@wfp.org 

WHO Country Office 

Dr. 

Jean Jabbour 

Representative 

jabbourj@who.int 

UNTIL 

Mr. 

Aaloak Jaswal 

Country Program Manager 

aaloak.jaswal@un.org 

UNDSS 

Mr. 

Ananda Alokabandara 

Security Advisor 

ananda.alokabandara@undss.org 

 

 

4.3 Egypt Laboratory and Quality Testing Companies Contact List

 

Company 

Street / Physical Address 

Contact Person 

Email 

Phone 

Services

Acerta Middle East 

Villa 9030 El Esraa St., 9th Neighbourhood, El Mearag El Sofly، Villa 9030 El Esraa St., 9th Neighbourhood, El Mearag El Sofly، Maadi, Cairo Governorate 

Mr. Ahmed Abdel-Azeem Ahmed Hussien 

info@acerta-me.com 

23106707 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

Brilliant Certification 

El sheikh Zayed, 6th October city, entrance 1, 
Building No. 24, District 1 area 2, Giza 

Mr. Yasser Farouk Moustafa 

yasser@brilliantcert.com mohamed@brilliantcert.com 

+2 01145501490 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

Bureau Veritas Egypt 

51 Hassan Aflaton, 6th floor, Nasr City, Cairo Governorate 

Dr. Noha Hassanein 

noha.hassanein@bureauveritas.com 

20224183020-24182998-22900195 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

CERTIND MIDDLE EAST 

Sidi Gaber, Alexandria 

Mohamed Mohamed El-Sayed Ahmed 

m.elshenawy77@hotmail.com 

1001698585 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

International Quality Services IQS Egypt 

First Floor, Building # 5138 Megawra # 5 El Mearag El Elwy, behind Carrefour Maadi 

Eng. Ahmed El Tuwaisy 

ahmed.eltuwaisy@iqs-ltd.com 

012 2598 88 99 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

Intertek International Ltd. 

217 Abdel Salam Aref Street 
Alexandria 21411 

Eng. Mortada Younes 

mortada.younis@intertek.com 

202-25253841 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

Near East For Service And Sustainable Development- S.A.E (NES) 

Ramo Buildings, Al Nasr Road, Nasr City 
Cairo, Egypt 

Eng. Bakr Hussein, Vice President 

bakrhussein@neservices.co 

(02) 38350093/91 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

OSS Middle East Certification 

45 Ebn kotayba street , from zaker huseen, end of abbas elakad , Naser city  

Eng. Mohamed Yehia Ahmed 

info@ossmideast.com 

35702661 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

SGS Systems and Services Certification Egypt Ltd 

9G Ahmed Kamel St. 
off Laselky Street 
New Maadi 
Cairo, 11728 

Eng. Ahmed Hossam 

ahmed.hossam@sgs.com 

27263054 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

System and Services Certification (SSC) 

Maadi Corniche , 10 Montaser towers 
Cairo, EGYPT 

Eng. Hatem Ahmed Hamed Abu-El enin 

Hatem.enin@sscert-eg.com 

02-23756058 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

TUV NORD Egypt for Inspection & Certification Services 

El Mohandiseen, 34 Al-Riyadh st. 
off Shehab st., Giza 

Eng. Ahmed Marei 

tuvegypt@tuv-Nord.com - amarei@tuv-nord.com 

33051948 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

TUV Rheinland Egypt Limited Company 

19/61 – 10th Row, Zahraa Al MaadiMaadi, Cairo Governorate 11431 

Ahmed El Tuwaisy 

marketing@eg.tuv.com 

5230110-72310110-23101109- 01000083330 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

United Registrar of Systems LTD (URS Egypt) 

37 Al Hijaz Street, 3rd Floor, Mohandessen 
Giza, Egypt 

Dr. Asmaa Hamdy 

Asmaahamdy@ursegypt.com 

1020320037 

Food Safety auditing 
Hygiene Auditing 
Food Safety Audit 
Sampling 

 


Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.  

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider. 

 

4.4 Egypt Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

 

Port Name 

Company 

Physical Address 

Website  

Email 

Phone Number (office) 

Fax Number

Port of Alexandria 

Alexandria Port Authority 

106 Horreya st., Alexandria 

n/a 

info@apa.gov.eg 

+203 480 0359 

+202 480 7267 

+203 480 7098 

Port of Alexandria 

Egyptian Marine Agency Services 

Alexandria Branch 

Behind 30 Lemomba Street, El Shalalat 

http://www.egymas.com 

info@egymas.com 

+203 393 0739 

+203 393 0739 

n/a 

Egyptian Marine Agency Services 

Mansoura Branch 

El Geisha street, Awad Alla building, 7th Floor 

http://www.egymas.com 

info@egymas.com 

+205 0230 6720 

n/a 

n/a 

Egyptian Marine Agency Services 

Port Said Branch 5 

El Nahda Street, Freeport building 4th floor office 412 

http://www.egymas.com 

info@egymas.com 

+206 6334 4496 

+206 6324 7093 

n/a 

Egyptian Marine Agency Services 

Suez Branch Fawzy , Kinawy Building, 4th Floor, 35 El Kaed Gwhar St. Port Tawfiq 

http://www.egymas.com 

info@egymas.com 

+206 2330 7807 

+206 2330 7808 

n/a 

Arab Express Shipping Co 

59 Horreya Road, Alexandria 

 http://www.arabxprs.com 

n/a 

 +203 390 9595 

+203 39 9696 

n/a 

Arabian Gulf Marine Trading Co. 

11 Hussien Nouh st., Elhay Ellateeny 

 http://www.gulfbadregypt.com 

n/a 

+203 497 3501  

+203 49 1000 

n/a 

B&G Shipping Agencies 

73 E1 Horeya Avenue 

n/a 

n/a 

+203 494 9499 

+203 49 6466 

n/a 

China Shipping Egypt 

City Stars – Stars Capital 8 – 6th floor, Unit 63-64 Elforsan St., Nasr City 

n/a 

n/a 

+202 480 0930  

+202 48 0922 

n/a 

CMA CGM Egypt 

Alexandria Branch 

Alex Head Office, 55 Sultan Hussein - 1st Floor, Azarita 

https://www.cma-cgm.com/local/egypt

 alx.customers@cma-cgm.com 

+203 488 5160 

+203 484 0170 

+203 48 8943 

n/a 

CMA CGM Egypt 

Cairo Branch, 66 Gameat El Dowal Al Arabia St. Adowra Building, 5th Floor, Mohandessin 

https://www.cma-cgm.com/local/egypt

 alx.customers@cma-cgm.com 

 +202 168 0243 

+202 33 0691 

n/a 

CMA CGM Egypt 

 Damietta Branch, 

Damietta Port CMA CGM Office 

Box 11 

https://www.cma-cgm.com/local/egypt

 alx.customers@cma-cgm.com 

 +201 9722 63889 

+201 9722 88065 

n/a 

CMA CGM Egypt 

 Mansoura Branch, 

Guezirat El Ward Warde Buildingal 

Mansoura – 3 

Floor 

https://www.cma-cgm.com/local/egypt

  alx.customers@cma-cgm.co 

m 

+205 0234 9373

+205 235 6484 

+205 0234 9373 

n/a 

CMA CGM Egypt 

Sokhna Branch, 

Sokhna Port Block No. 2 - Office No. 6 - Ain Sukhna 

https://www.cma-cgm.com/local/egypt

alx.customers@cma-cgm.com 

+2062 3710225 

+2062 3710226 

n/a 

CMA CGM Egypt 

Port Said Branch, 

Mogamaa Makatab 

ElSandouk Office 

No. 3 Adabyia 

https://www.cma-cgm.com/local/egypt

alx.customers@cma-cgm.com 

+2062 3230179 

+2062 3230179 

n/a 

Cosco Dom Maritime Company 

23 July & Abou El 

Feda St Port Said 

n/a 

n/a 

+206 6335 2042 

+206 6335 2044 

n/a 

Demline Egypt Forritime Transport 

77, Sultan Hussein 

Street 

n/a 

alex@demlineegypt.com 

+203 487 0846 

+203 486 9614 

n/a 

ECU Line Egypt Ltd. 

Cairo Branch, 31, Omar Bakeer St., 

9th floor, Office no. 802, Heliopolis 

http://www.eculine.net 

amal@ecucai.eculine.net 

+202 2638 3905 

+202 2638 3906 

n/a 

ECU Line Egypt Ltd. 

 Alexandria 

Branch, 1, Gamal 

El Din Yassen St., 

3rd Floor, El Raml, 

n/a 

n/a 

+203 484 3566 

+203 484 9324 

+203 485 5966 

n/a 

ECU Line Egypt Ltd. 

Port Said Branch, 

Freeport Building, 5th Floor, Office no. 12 

n/a 

n/a 

+206 63352435 

+206 6324 9798 

n/a 

Egypt Levant 

Agencies Ltd 

11 Mahmoud 

Hamdy Khatab st, Gabarty 

Building.,Bab 

Shark, Alexandria 

n/a 

n/a 

+203 496 3600 

+203 496 3666 

n/a 

Egyptian Container Line, A 

Member of A.K.N Naggar Group 

20 Patrice Lumumba St 

n/a 

marketing@egyconline.com 

+203 489 0300 

+203 489 0391 

n/a 

Egyptian international shipping co. 

18 Hussein Wassif 

St., Dokki, Alexandria 

n/a 

n/a 

+202 360 7536 

+202 348 1116 

n/a 

Evge 

Shipping 

Agencies 

Alexandria Branch, 33, Safia Zaghloul st., 4th Floor

http://www.evgeegypt.com/

evgealex@evge-alex.com.eg 

+203 4868052 

+203 4872416 

+203 4874544 

+203 4841103 

+203 486 3392, 

+203 487 4566 

n/a 

Evge Shipping Agencies 

Cairo Branch, 33, Kasr El Nil St., 5 Floor, flat 4 - 5 

http://www.evgeegypt.com/ 

evgealex@evge-alex.com.eg 

+201 9999997 

+201 390 7025 

n/a 

Evge Shipping Agencies 

Damietta Branch 

http://www.evgeegypt.com/

evgealex@evge-alex.com.eg 

+205 7527525 

+205 524 548 

+205 752 7567 

n/a 

Evge Shipping Agencies 

Port Said Branch, 

Borg Memphis & Babel St., floor 1 

http://www.evgeegypt.com/

 evgealex@evge-alex.com.eg 

 +206 6355811 

 +206 62 6166 

n/a 

Evge Shipping Agencies 

Suez Branch, 34, El Geish St., Tawif Building, Zahra Port 

http://www.evgeegypt.com/ 

 evgealex@evge-alex.com.eg 

 +206 2345334 

 +206 23 7397 

n/a 

Fairtrans marine, trading and forwarding 

Port Said Branch, Hassan Abd El Karim Tower,Ahmed Shawkey & El Gomhora St. 

n/a 

general@portsaid.fairtrans.com 

 +206 6332 6893 

 +206 6332 4898 

n/a 

Finmar Shipping CO. 

 3 Fernand Addah 

Str., El Messalah Ramleh Station, 

Alexandria 

n/a 

 finmar@finmarshipping.com 

+203 487 3951 

 +203 48 0757 

n/a 

IACC Shipping (Part of IACC Group) 

 4 street 204, Digla, Maadi, 

Helwan 11435 

 http://www.iacc.net 

  info@iacc.net 

+202 2519 6164 

+202 2519 6197 

n/a 

Inchcape Shipping Services 

 1,El Moshier Ahmed Ismail st.,Behind Sheraton 

Heliopolis 

n/a 

n/a 

+202 268 3852 

+202 26 3850 

n/a 

International Associated Cargo Carrier Group (IACC Group) 

4, street 204, 

Digla, 

Maadi,Helwan 

n/a 

 info@iacc.net 

 +202 2519 6164 

+202 2519 6197 

n/a 

International Multimodal Transport (Rafimar) 

9,Orabi Square,11th Floor,Al Khalig 

Building,Alexandria 

n/a 

 rafimar@rafimar.com 

 +203 484 0216 

+203 48 0218 

n/a 

International Shipping &Transport Co. (I.S.T.Co). 

5,Farid St.,Heliopolis, 

Cairo 

n/a 

n/a 

+202 414 1590 

+202 41 1885 

n/a 

 KGL Logistics 

Egypt East 

Med 

 El Obour Building, B 30 Lomomba 

str., El Shalalat, 

Alexandria 

http://www.latt.com.eg 

 admin@latt.com.eg 

+203 399 4830 

+203 399 4831 

+203 399 4800 

+203 399 4804 

+203 49 4794 

n/a 

KGL - Logistics 

Egypt East Med 

14, El Tahrir Str., 

El Doki, Giza, 

Cairo 

n/a 

n/a 

+202 761 

0744 

+202 761 0744 

n/a 

Leader Group Ltd. (Egypt) 

9 El-Fawatem St., Bab Sharki, Alexandria 

http://www.leadergroup.net 

n/a 

+203 484 2074 

+203 484 0977 

n/a 

Leader Group Ltd. (Egypt) 

53 Beirut St., Helioplis, Cairo 

http://www.leadergroup.net 

genmailbox@leadergroup.net 

+202 690 5211 

+202 419 0293 

n/a 

Leader Group Ltd. (Egypt) 

13 El-Gomhoria & El-Nasr St. Port Said 

http://www.leadergroup.net 

genmailbox@leadergroup.net 

+206 6324 3350 

+206 6322 6384 

n/a 

Leader Group Ltd. (Egypt) 

Damietta 

http://www.leadergroup.net 

genmailbox@leadergroup.net 

+206 1239 64677 

n/a 

n/a 

Leader Group Ltd. (Egypt) 

Suez 

http://www.leadergroup.net 

genmailbox@leadergroup.net 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

Maersk Egypt S.A.E. 

City Stars, Star Capital A2, 13th Floor, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Heliopolis 

http://www.maerskline.com 

egymkt@maersk.com 

+202 480 1010 

+202 480 1011 (General)

+202 480 1015 (Customer Service) 

 



Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.  

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.

 


4.5 Egypt Airport Companies Contact List

Airport 

Company 

Physical Address 

Name 

Title 

Email 

Phone Number (office) 

Phone Number (mobile) 

Fax Number 

Cairo Int Airport 

Cairo International Airport 

Oruba Road, Heliopolis, Cairo, 

Egypt 

Pilot Hassan Mahmoud Rashed 

Pilot Mohamed A. El Sheshaie 

Chairman of Cairo Airport Company 

h.rashed@cairo-airport.com

info@cairo-airport.com 

m.elsheshaie@cairo-airport.com

+202 2265 5000 

+202 2265 3413 

+202 2267 5862 

+202 2267 5882 

+202 2267 5872 

n/a 

+202 2265 3214 

+202 2291 4325 

Hurghada Int Airport 

Hertz 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

+20265 3444146 

n/a 

n/a 

Marsa International Airport 

Marsa International Airport 

n/a 

Mr. Amr M. Ali 

Aviation Manager 

aaly@chevron.com 

+20 2358 8007 ext 1404 

n/a 

+ 20 2235 8027 

Marsa International Airport 

Marsa International Airport