Safaga Port

Port ID Number (ISPS Code)​
​Acceptance date
​24 / 6 / 2004
​Time Zone
​GMT +2
​12 16
​ISPS Code Source

​33ْ 57 / E
​26ْ 44 / N
Natural Characteristics
​Prevailing winds are north west and south east
​Water Density
​1.04 g/cm3
​Raining Season
​Tidal range and flow
1.2 m. to 2.1 m.

Port Description


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 isnaturally protected from the east and the north sides by Safaga Island, and protected from the prevailing westernwinds 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.

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 6.25 million tons/year as follows :

2.25 million tons (General Cargo)
4 million tons (dry bulk)
750000 passengers
Max. Ship Size : Vessels up to 12.83 m. draft and 70327 GRT
Working Hours:Throughout 24 hours


Approach Area

Vessels should approach the northern boundary of the island at sunrise, and at Safaga Port early in the morning and coral reefs will appear clearly behind them. A lighthouse, clearly viewed at the distance of 1.6 km. is built onthe southern cape of the island. Ship masters should sail round the cape, and keep 925 m. away from the evidentlyvisible coral reefs.


Pilotage is compulsory. Pilots board vessels at the inner edge of the entrance channel. The port provides VHF andradar controlled pilotage.


Towage Charges 275 US$ / hour for foreign vessels, and 175 L.E. / hour for Egyptian vessels, at least 3 hours.

Pilotage Crafts
​Pilot Rank
​Number of Pilots of each Rank
​Senior Pilot
​Second Pilot

Detailed Berths Information
​Berth Number
​Length (m.)
​Depth (m.)
​Number of Bollarde
​Passenger and Cargo
​Berth 2,3
​3 Berths

Address: Safaga Port, The Red Sea
Telephone: 065/ 3256018
Fax: 065/ 3253976
Radio: Suez Radio is recommended for message transmission and Communication can be done through the Nile Sat.