Suez Port
El Salam Carducci 82 ship docked at Suez port, March 2006
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LocationSuez Canal
Coordinates29°57′0″N 32°33′0″E / 29.95000°N 32.55000°E / 29.95000; 32.55000 (Suez Port)

The Suez Port (also called Port Tawfiq) is an Egyptian port located at the northern tip of the Gulf of Suez on the Red Sea at southern entrance of the Suez Canal, serving the canal and the city of Suez. It is owned and operated by the Ministry of Transport's General Authority of Red Sea Ports,[1] and is home to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) shipyards.[2]


See also: Suez

Originally named Port Tewfik (or Port Tawfiq) after the then ruler Khedive Tewfik, the port was built in 1867 by the Suez Canal Company, and was part of its eponymous company town then at the outskirts of the town of Suez. It included a branch for the company and segregated housing for European management and Egyptian workers designed and built by French architects and contractors.[3] Port Tewfiq was the third port town to be built by the company along the canal after Port Said and Ismailia.[4]


Photograph of the port and city which are the southern terminus of the Suez Canal that transits through Egypt and debouches into the Mediterranean Sea near Port Said

Enclosed in breakwaters is the artificial El Mira-El Gedda bay.

The waters outside the boundaries of Ibrahim Dock, Petroleum Dock, Ataka Port, Adabiya Port and New Petroleum berth are within the Suez Canal jurisdiction.[citation needed]

See also


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  2. ^ "SCA - Port-Tawfik Shipyard". Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  3. ^ Piaton, Claudine (2021-03-02), Godoli, Ezio; Peyceré, David (eds.), "European construction companies in the towns along the Suez Canal", Building Beyond The Mediterranean : Studying The Archives of European Businesses (1860–1970), Hors collection, Paris: Publications de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art, pp. 92–103, ISBN 979-10-97315-01-6, retrieved 2023-01-02
  4. ^ Carminati, Lucia (2020). "Port Said and Ismailia as Desert Marvels: Delusion and Frustration on the Isthmus of Suez, 1859-1869". Journal of Urban History. 46 (3): 622–647. doi:10.1177/0096144218821342. ISSN 0096-1442. S2CID 150024329.
  5. ^ "Petroleum Port". Maritime Transport Services. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Attaka Fishing Port". Maritime Transport Services - Gov't of Egypt. Retrieved 17 September 2018.