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Sea Ports in EGYPT:

Egypt's geographic location adds an important aspect to the maritime transport sector. Overlooking at both the Mediterranean and Red sea and having the Suez canal linking them, Egypt realized that it can play an important role at the international level and have accordingly overplayed the infra structure of a great maritime industry by building ports and supplying them with high tech equipments to handle cargoes and passengers.

Among the most important ports are Alexandria which is the biggest port in Egypt, Dekheila which is a natural extend to Alexandria port. Damietta which has the largest container terminal and most sophisticated equipments in the Middle East, Port Said and Sokhna ports at both ends of the Suez canal (Mainly Sokhna port).

Alexandria Port is one of the oldest ports in the world. The Port of Alexandria is on the West Verge of the Nile Delta between the Mediterranean Sea and Mariut Lake. Alexandria is considered the second most important city and the main port in Egypt. It handles over three quarters of Egypt’s foreign trade.
El Dekheila is situated 7 km west of Alexandria and serve as an extension to that port. Dekheila port is a natural extent to Alexandria port due to the increasing of the containers movement in Alexandria port and the increasing growth of industrial development and free zones in Alexandria west delta. The site is near El Dekheila Iron and Steel complex , the free zone and the electricity generating project west Alexandria.
The port of Damietta is about 8.5 km to the west of Damietta branch of River Nile in the Mediterranean sea to the west of Ras El Bar, It is at the distance of 70 km to the west of port Said Port.
The barge channel consists of two sections; one is 1350m long connecting the barge dock to the sea and the other is 3750m connecting the dock to the Nile estuary.
Turning Dock The turning dock diameter is 500m with 14.5m depth at the container berth, and 12m depth at the general cargo berth.
The Port Said Sea port lies to the northern entrance of the Suez Canal. It is considered one of the most important Egyptian ports due to its distinctive location on the entrance of the most significant waterway in the world (The Suez Canal) and in the middle of the biggest merchant shipping line between Europe and the east. It is moreover one of the biggest transit port in the world.
Ain Sokhna , located about 40 km south of Suez on the Red Sea ,Recent archaeological excavations have shown that there was an ancient Egyptian port and settlement in this area. 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.).
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 new port will provide the necessary interface for import and export cargo flows, serving the Suez Special Economic Zone as well as the Red Sea area and the Greater Cairo Region.