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 



Province or District 


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


Port's Complete Name 



28° 08' N 


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 


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