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



Province or District 


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

Name: Delta km: n/a 

Port's Complete Name 



31° 19' N 


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 


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


Time Frame

Rainy Season


From December to February

Major Import Campaigns



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 


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 


ISPS Compliant 


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


Police Boats 


Fire Engines