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Alexandria Port

Storms and Monsoons

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Regular, Seasonal Storms and Monsoons Affecting Alexandria Port:

Name

Date

Duration
(Day)

Direction

Strength

Remarks

Ras El Sanah
(The New Year)
6/1/01

2

Western To Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
Al Faydah
Al Kaberah
9/1/01

5

Southwestern To Western

6 To 8

Rainy
Al Ghetas 18/1/01

5

Southwestern To Northern

6 To 8

Rainy
Al Karm 27/1/01

6

Northwestern

6 To 7

Rainy
Al Karm (2) 3/2/01

7

Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
Al Shams Al Sagherah 14/2/01

2

Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
Al Salloum 4/3/01

3

Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
(Sometimes)
Al Hosoum 8/3/01

2

Northwestern
To Norteastern

6 To 8

Rainy
(Sometimes)
Al Housoum(2) 14/3/01

2

Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
(Sometimes)
Al Shams
Al Kaberah
22/3/01

3

Western
To Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
(Sometimes)
Al Oudah 29/3/01

3

Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
(Sometimes)
Al Oudah(2) 2/4/01

2

Northwestern

6 To 7

Rainy
(Sometimes)
Al Moknessah 2/11/01

4

Northeastern
To Northwestern

5 To 6

Rainy
Al Moknessah(2) 26/11/01

2

Northeastern
To Northwestern

5 To 6

Rainy
Qassem 4/11/01

4

Southeastern
To Northwestern

6 To 8

Rainy
Qassem(2) 10/12/01

2

Northeastern
To Northwestern

6 To 7

Rainy
Al Faydah Al Sagherah 13/12/01

2

Northwestern

6 To 7

Rainy
Al Faydah Al Sagherah(2) 21/12/01

2

Southwestern
To Northeastern

6 To 7

Rainy
Eid Al Meilad
(The Christmas)
29/12/01

2

Northwestern

6 To 7

Rainy

Storage Areas

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Ore Approx 64,616 Sq. M.
Coal Approx 402,306.68 Sq. M.
Containers Approx 155,905 Sq. M.
General Cargo Approx 86,136 Sq. M.
Refrigerated Cargo Approx 3,760 Sq. M.

General Information

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Port Length:

Nearly 4.8 Km

Custom Area:

Nearly 900,000 Sq. M.

Customs Barrier Length:

7 Km

Dock Density:

1.030

Tide:

1.5 Feet Above The Fixed Standard Level Of The Map

Max Depth Permitted:

37 Feet ( At Container Station And Coal Quay )

Min Depth Permitted:

14 Feet

Max Width:

2 Km

Total Area:

9600000 Sq. M.

No of berthes:

61

Handling Capacity:

23.2 Million Ton / Year

Berthes And Cargoes

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Total 61 Berthes

Containers

3

RoRo

1

Coal

4

Live Stock

1

General Cargo

27

Grains

3

Military

3

Passengers

4

Oil &Petrol

5

Cement

2

Wood

3

Fertilizers

2

Ship’s Repair (Alex Arsenal)

2

Molases

1

Approach Area

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Latitude: 31°11’N Longitude: 029°52’E     Time Zone: GMT +2 Unctad Code: EGALY

Approach Area:

The Harbor Is Protected By Marine Rocks And 2 Break Waters While The Width Of The Entrance Is About 400 Meters And There Are Two Fairways In Between As Follows:

 

Length
(Meters)

Width
(Meters)

Depth
(Meters)

Big Strait

2000

220

14

Small Strait

1600

100

9

 

The Port Is Divided Into Two Parts Separated By Coke Quays And Breakwater. The First Part Is Entitled The Port Or The Inner Dock While The Second Is Known By The Dock Or The Outer Part And Its Area Is 600 Hectare, Moreover The First Part Is Devoted To General Cargo Trade And The Second For Petroleum Or Bulk Cargoes. Also Pilotage Is Obligatory For Vessels Coming In Or Out Of The Port.