The Red Sea Ports Authority is responsible for overseeing the development and management of ports in the Red Sea region, including the Petroleum Dock Port. It is within the Maritime Transport Sector (MTS) of the Ministry of Transport for the Republic of Egypt. The MTS manages 12 petroleum ports in Egypt. The MTS sets policies and objectives for port authorities in Egypt and develops seaports to keep pace with the ever-evolving shipping industry. The MTS coordinates port regulations with other national laws and regulations and provides world-class training for port personnel. The MTS also promotes private participation in maritime activities in Egypt.
The Petroleum Dock Port is located in Eastern Suez on the north side of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern entrance of the Suez Canal. With a water area of 15.8 hectares of water surface and 116 hectares of land, the Petroleum Dock Port has a tidal range of from 1.2 to 2.1 meters. Pilotage is required for all vessels entering or leaving the Petroleum Dock Port. Open 24 hours per day, the Petroleum Dock Port has capacity to handle 4.14 million tons of liquid bulk cargoes.
All seven working berths in the Petroleum Dock Port have alongside depth of 9 meters. The Commercial Berth is 128 meters in length. The Petroleum Dock Port's Old Commercial Berth is 200 meters in length. Berths 1 through 5 have a total length of 500 meters. These cement berths in the Petroleum Dock Port are built into the sea and serve carriers of up to 18 thousand DWT. Berths 1 through 5 can receive any type of oil and are equipped with pipelines for transferring cargoes in the Petroleum Dock Port.
The Petroleum Dock Port also contains an 11.5-meter deep panel outside the port that serves petroleum and natural gas vessels of up to 40 thousand DWT. The maximum vessel length allowed into the Petroleum Dock Port is 169 meters with a maximum draft of 9 meters.