25 deg 12 N / 055 deg 14 E
Tropical, Time Zone : GMT + 4
Vessel to notify arrival ETA atleast 48 hours
with the Harbour Master, Control Tower and Operations department if arriving for
Documentation: Crew List - 5 copies,
Passengers List – for passenger vessels only,
Last Port Clearance,
Other Ship’s Certificates,
Regulations: Pratique can be applied for by radio on arrival or
notified by telex on departure from the last port
Fairways And Channels: Port Rashid has no approach channel, but entry
should be made between the breakwaters from the North. Pilotage is compulsory.
Anchorage is 3 nautical miles from the
terminal. A restricted number of vessels can anchor within the breakwater with
permission from the Harbour Master, vessel size determines such anchorage
option. Tidal Range upto 1.5 metres.
BA 3714, 3711, 3411, 3144
Restrictions: All season port
Total 35 berths for general cargo, bulk and containers with draft varying
between 9.5 m to 12. 5 m
Berth Nos. 31,32 – 225 Metres,33 to 35 -
300 Metres. Port is equipped with the state-of-the-art cargo handling and
operational gears for efficient handling of all types of cargo. The twin ports
of Port Rashid and Port Jebel Ali under the Dubai Ports Authority is linked by a
8 lane highway covering a distance of 35 Km.
Port Rashid Oil Jetty is situated on the main
breakwater 260m N of the control tower. It accommodates tankers upto 230 meters
in Length, Depth alongside is 11.3 meters.
berths: Ro-Ro ramps are situated on
berths 15, 16, 17 and berths no. 35
/ Cruise Berths:
There is no specific berth, but would be
allocated upon request. Repairs are available and there is excellent dry dock
facility. Essential and modern amenities are available round the clock
facilities: Government and Private hospitals are available within the
Dubai International Airport is just at a 10 Km distance from the Port. All Major
carriers operators to every known destination in the world., making crew change,
emergency travel very convenient.
25 deg 11’ 20” North , 54 degrees 49’ 45”
East 25 deg 08’ 20” North, 54 degrees 53’ 12” East
25 deg 05’ 18” North , 54 degrees 49’ 45” East
25 deg 08’ 20” North, 54 degrees 46’ 12” East
Extra cable length recommended at Jebel ali in view relatively anchorage bed
There is a warning of entrenched pipeline East of the Channel. This line comes
ashore in position 25 deg 01” N, 55 deg 04” 30” E. From this position it lies in
a direction of 345 deg for approx. 10 miles, further assuming a direction of 313
degrees towards the “ Fateh Field” i.e., it I sifrom 2 to 5 miles east of the
buoyed entrance channel. Other untrenched pipelines are laid on the sea bed are
aclearly marked on the Admiralty Charts of the area. Ships should not anchor
near this or other pipelines, nor should they approach the area with anchored
walked back or trailed.
BA 2889, 3738, admiralty Pilot NP 63
A fully evolved transhipment hub of the
middle east and an all purpose port is by and far considered one of the most
modern ports in the world. The Port is also home to a major free trade zone
viz., Jebel Ali Free Zone. The ports offers to handle complex shipping functions
including Transhipment facilities and storage for local / regional distribution.
Zone: Tropical, Max size of vessels VLCC
and ULCC , Time Zone : GMT + 4
Information: Atleast 48 hours notice of
arrival to be given to the Harbour Master and Operations department ( if call is
for cargo operations). Essential details such as vessel identity, Registry
details, Name of Master, GRT/ NRT, draft on arrival, cargo details ( discharge
and load ) , pilot boarding facilities , number of crew etc., to be notified to
the control tower prior to arrival.
Dangerous / Hazardous goods details,
Passenger List ( if passenger vessel),
Last Port Clearance,
Cargo loading approval ( agents’ care)
Regulations: Free Pratique to be applied for and obtained by radio or
telex.. Deratting certificate is required.
Pilotage: Compulsory for all vessels
Berths: Commissioned , up to berth No.70, draft ranging from 10.5 m to 14
m. Berths are specifically allocated for different operations viz., bulk,
containerized cargo work, general cargo etc.
by: Short period Lay by and Lay up berths
Ship supplies are available round the clock.
Facilities: Government and private hospitals are within close
proximity of the Dubai ports, including Jebel ali.
Dubai International Airport is just at 45
Km distance from the Port. All Major carriers operators to every known
destination in the world., making crew change, emergency travel very convenient.
Mina Zayed as known officially is also
known as Abu Dhabi, positioned centrally on the Gulf coast of the UAE. Fairway
buoy – 24 deg 34.1’ North / 054 degress 19.8’ E
Zone: GMT + 4
Crew List, Stores List, Passengers List (
for Passenger vessels ), Health Certificate, Registry and other certificates,
Cargo Manifest, Stowage Plan, Customs approval for export cargoes
Regulations: Port Health officer will board the vessel on berthing
and Maritime Health declaration to be completed and handed over
The approach channel iks about 250 Metres wide, the channel is marked with buoys
and has a depth of 9.5 m. Tidal range, max is 2.04, and min 0.09m
21 berths are offered to the trade. , of
which 1 to 9 and 14 to 19 are at 13 m draft. Berths 10, 11, 12, 13 are at
shallow draft with a maximum of 6.0 m. Container terminal has 4 berths a total
length of 800 m.
Facilities: Fresh water, bunkers , stores
, medical facilities etc available round the clock. Proximity to city very
close. Abu Dhabi International Airport is at a distance of about 35 kms.
Zone: Saadiyat Free Trade Zone situated
on the Saadiyat Island is rapidly gaining importance in the world commodity
markets. More details to follow on this project.
Gulf coast of UAE with close proximity to
Sharjah at about 4 nautical miles.
Operations restricted to light vessels.
Zone: GMT + 4
Size: Max..20,000 dwt
Sea buoys, fairways and channels: Ajman
is entered between 2 training walls, curving North from the coastline., the
entrance channel ha sbeen dredged to 7.2m
Offshore anchorage is not desired in view
of ridges of sand, shell and coral deposits. Drafts in these areas are far lower
Range and Flow: Range 1.5m
Aids: A light is exhibited at the head of
each training wall
BA 3410, 3412. Admiralty Pilot NP 63.
Infrastructure: 12 berths are available .
Total quay length: 5200 metres. Maximum draft alongside: 8 m. Ro-Ro, Lift on
Lift off vessels can be handled apart from general cargo and container vessels.
Shore gear used mostly for operations apart from ship’s gear.Sufficient open
area and covered areas available for storage
Bunker , fresh water, ship’s stores
available and mostly supplied from mobile tankers from the shore side. Medical
facilities at the city close to the port, besides from neighbouring Sharjah
Port is officially known as Ahmed Bin
Rashid Port. It adjoins a Free Zone and is located on the West Coast of United
Arab Emirates . Proximity from Dubai, Umm Al Quwain is at about 40 Kms North
East from Dubai City.
Position: 25.35N, 55.35E(BA Chart 3410).
Approx. 25 Km North of Sharjah.
Support: Pilotage available for all
Restrictions: Max Draft at Channel 10
Metres., with width at 100 Metres. Tidal range: + 0.2 M to + 1.7 Metres.
Zone: GMT + 4
Facilities: 4 Wharves at about 900 Metres
of Quay cover encompassing approx 400,000 square metres. The entrance channel
has a draft of 10 metres at 100 Metres width increasing to 160 metres at the
northern end of Wharf No.4 and connects to a turning circle of 500 metres
diameter at the Southern end of the Wharf No. 3. Channels are dredged to retain
the minimum draft of 10 metres at all times. Standard Piles and Beacons are
installed as per standards. The lower wharf or Town Wharf provides a quay length
of 800 metres. This Wharf is mainly used for shall vessels where the maximum
draft is only at 4 metres.
General cargo vessels:
Upto 17,000 dwt at 9.8 m / L 173 m
Container Vessels: Upto 16,900 dwt
at 9.8 m / L 200 m Passenger vessels: 30,000 Gross tons at 9.5 m / L 210 m
Tankers: 20,000 dwt , at 9.5 m / L
Ore Carrier: 25,000 dwt at 9.8 m /
L 176 m
Wharf ( Low Wharf): General cargo
vessels; Upto 700 dwt at 3.6m / L 52 m
General cargo vessesl: Upto 1000 dwt at 4.1 m / L 60 mPassenger vessel: 500
gross tons at 4.0 m / L 50 m
Tanker : 700 dwt at 3.8 m / L 54 m
Tanker : 1000 dwt at 4.2 m / L 61 m
Wharf 1 : 130 m long at 5.5m draft
Wharf 2 : 115 m long at 7.5m draft
Wharf 3: 200 m long at 9.5 m draft
Wharf 4: 400 m long at 10.0 m draft
Each Wharf is separated by a 30 meter wide concrete
wall hence the draft variance as indicated above.
Ras Al Khaimah Port is officially known
as Mina Saqr. Located on the Gulf Coast of UAE , is approximately 40 Km North of
Emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and close to Strait of Hormuz at 25 deg 58 N / 56 deg
Zone: Tropical, Time Zone: Gmt + 4
Pre-Requisite: 24 hours advance notice
Standard ship’s documents / Manifest / Bills of
Lading / Export approval from local customs
Regulations: Free pratique has to be
applied by the vessel.
Sea buoys, fairways and channel: Port is bounded by
a main and Lee Breakwater, no hazards, no sandbars. Approach buoy is in a
position at 26 deg 00 N / 56 deg 02.40’ E is a red and white pillar body.
Pilotage is available round the clock and is
Range and Flow: Max at 2.3 metres
Cargo / Bulk berths: The port comprises
eight deep water berths, edach length 200 m with depth alongside of 12.2 m
Cargo Facilities: Two berths available
for discharge of raw materials for cement industry.
/ Ro – Ro: Berths 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 for
container vessels. Operations are carried out using port gear. Weight
restriction at 35 tons per load unit.
Facilities: All types of cargo can be
stored including reefer cargoes.
All marine services can be contracted. Port is
supported with supply of essentials viz., fresh water, bunker and medical
facilities available at relatively close proximity.
and Industry: Trade wise, the Emirates of
Ras Al Khaimah is a captive market with a small population supported by imports
at Dubai ports, being a trading hub. However the port is known for bulk cargo
movements viz., Aggregates, rock , cement, limestone, clinkers, livestock and
other raw materials. A fishing harbour is also situated at close proximity.
Khorfakkan Port is situated on the North
Eastern side of the United Arab Emirates on the Gulf of Oman. The port comes
under Sharjah Ports Authority.
25 deg 21.0N / 056 deg 22.0 E.
Zone: GMT + 4
Pre-Requisites: While specific time limit
is not indicated for pre-arrival notification, it is recommended to to have a 24
hour arrival notice served to the control tower, harbour master and port
operations department for smooth handling of the vessel and ensure vessel
support services are put in place.
Vessel name, Flag, Cargo details and arrival draft are the basic informations
that need to be transmitted to the departments.
Ships registry and other standard
Last Port Clearance / Crew List / CDCs / Cargo Manifest / Cargo stowage plan
List of Hazardous / Dangerous cargo
Regulation: Free Pratique to be applied
for on arrival
Pilot compulsory for all crafts above 150
mt. Charts: BA 3521, Admiralty Pilot NP 63
Gears: Pre-dominantly known for container
operations, the port is equipped with state-of-the-art post panamax gantry
cranes with matching support at marshalling yard and storage areas.
Details: Length 1060 metres. Storage
areas 270,000 sq. mtrs. 2 Nos. Super Post Panamax Gantry cranes of 50 mtrs
outreach and 50 tons lifting capacity. 2 nos .libherr P 148 L gantry crane of 45
metres outreach and 40 tons lifting, 2 Nos Mitsubishi ( Gantry) of 36 metres
outreach and 36 tons , 2 Nos Broomse ( Gantry) of 37 metres outreach and 35 tons
capacity are engaged in ship-shore container operations.
of Channel: Consistently at a minimum of
Alongside: B.No.1 – 15 Metres, B.No.2, 3,
4 – 12 metres
Fairbay Buoy: 25 , 22.7 N ; 22.7 E, Red
and White vertical strips Isophase every 10 seconds.
Occasional East to Southernly winds with
squalls of upto 40 Knots experienced.
Max Ht. Of H.W 3.1 Metres, Min Ht. Of L.W
0.1 Metre , Range : 30 Metres.
Not restricted. Pilotage compulsory radio
frequencies VHF Ch. 6, 12, 13, 16 and 67
2 tons of 2400 and 2700 HP
Bunkers, Fresh Water always made
available. Being a small township, advance notice for ship supplies desired.
Services: Services for Crew change,
offshore marine support services etc can be arranged. A string of operators are
on hand for any type of requirements available. Flexible operational conditions
adds to the advantage.
to Main City: about 120 kms from the port
to the city of Sharjah and about 140 Kms to the City of Dubai for wider
requirements of specialist services viz., Health and onward Air connections.
East Coast of UAE.25deg 10.0N / 056 deg
Zone: GMT + 4
draft: 12. 5 metress
Pre-Requisite: Notify Port Control Tower,
Harbour master, Port operations prior to arrival Vessels details, Flag, Draft
and cargo work to be advised.
Ship’s registry & other Certificates /
Last Port Clearance / Crew List / CDCs / Cargo Manifest / Classification
Certificates / Oil Pollution Certificates / Deratting Certificate
Requirements: Pratique on arrival
Sea Buoys, Fairways and channels, Pilot
compulsory for all vessels
Port offers Berths for Container and
Berth 1 = 10 M, Berths 2 , 3 and 4 12 M.
restrictions: 50,000 Tons
Draft Berth: For smaller operations at
6.5m maximum draft – max quay length: 250m
Jetty: 6.5 m draft. Quay Length : 150 m
catering to main bulk exports of Aggregates and Quarry.
Bunkering, Fresh Water, Ship’s stores and
general services available. City is at a proximate distance from the port and
medical / leisure facilities available
Situated 10 KM NE of Dubai - 25 deg
22'ON/ 55 deg 22.0E
Zone: Tropical, Time Zone: GMT+4
Ship / Agents to advise with pre-arrival
information. The arriving vessel should notify the control tower, agent and the
Harbour Master with ETA at the earliest. Details to be included in the advises
are complete vessel particulars, arrival draft and cargo details. This function
however normally undertaken by the agents.
Certificates of ship's registry, last
port clearance, crew list (5 copies), CDCs, Cargo Manifest and Cargo Stowage
regulations: Pratique to be applied for
Details: The approach to Port Khalid is
marked by light buoys and is dredged to 10.3M. Pilotage is compulsory and
available round the clock. Vessels are advised to wait for pilots to seaward of
the fairway buoy. The buoy here is a spherical one, red and white vertically
striped, flashing white every 6 seconds at 25 deg 22'N/55 deg 20E. Tidal range
1.2 - 1.5 metres. Charts required BA 3410, 3412. Admiralty pilot NP 63. Tugs are
available and are fitted with fire fighting equipment.
Berth Nos. 3,4,5 and 6 - Total 725m, 8.5
to 9.5m at MLLW
Berth Nos. 8,9, 10 and 11, total 775m, 8.5 to 9.5m at MLLW
Silos also available
Container Berths: Nos. 1, 1A and 2-568M.
Berth No.1A 11.5M at MLLW
Berth Nos: 1 and 2, 10.5 at MLLW
Tanker Berths: Oil Terminal to accommodate
tankers of upto 60,000 dwt with a draft of not exceeding 10.5 m.
Ro-Ro Berths: Berth No.7 - 220 m, 9.5 at MLLW
Storage: 12 warehouse available each
measuring 115 x 40 m
Support Services: Bunkers / Water /
Storage made available round the clock. For prompt services, prior notification
can avoid even minimal delays.
Support: Modern Hospitals within 8 Km
reach from the port.
The City of Sharjah is known as the
cultural capital of the Islam World. The architecture of the buildings reflects
the character of the city. The city dots many shopping centers for the visitors
and is a host for residents from several countries.