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Coordinate : 31°11'N - 029°52'E
Known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, Alexandria as the second largest city in Egypt has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, its ambiance and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is only 225 km. from Cairo.
History :Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C., Alexandria became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt, its status as a beacon of culture is symbolized by Pharos, the legendry lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The setting for the stormy relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world. But ancient Alexandria declined, and when Napoleon landed he found a sparsely populated fishing village.
General Informations : 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.
:Port Length:about 4.8 Km -Custom Area: about 900,000 Sqare meter -Customs Barrier Length: 7 Km-Max Depth Permitted: 37 Feet ( At Container Station And Coal Quay )-Min Depth Permitted: 14 Feet-Max Width: 2 Km-Total Area: 9600000 Sqare Meter
-No of berthes: 61-Handling Capacity: 23.2 Million Ton / Year.
Alexandria Port Authority:
106 Horreiyah Avenue, Alexandria
P.O.B 215141 Shalalat.
Tel.: 203-4874321, 203-4874322, 203-4874323