Port Suez is managed by the Maritime Transport Sector (MTS) under Egypt’s Minister of Transport. The MTS develops, maintains, and secures maritime transport facilities while also assuring modern efficient operations.
Port Suez covers 158 square kilometers of water surface and 2.3 square kilometers of land area. It contains 2.3 million square meters of warehouses and ,005 square kilometers of open yards. The navigation channel is one thousand meters long and has a depth of 12 meters.
Port Suez has capacity to handle 3.5 million tons of general cargo and 1.5 million passengers each year. It can accommodate vessels to 145 meters long with a draft of 8 meters. The port contains 12 berths with total length of 2070 meters and alongside depth of from 7.5 to 8 meters. Five berths totaling 750 meters with alongside depth of 8 meters are dedicated to serving passengers, and seven berths totaling 1320 meters with alongside depth of 7.5 meters serve both passengers and cargo.
In 2007, Port Suez handled 124 thousand tons of imports, including 48 thousand tons of general cargo, 24 thousand tons of dry bulk, and 47 thousand tons of special cargoes. It also handled 413 thousand tons of exports, including 362 thousand tons of general cargo, 34 thousand tons of dry bulk, and 16 thousand tons of special cargoes. During 2007, 420 vessels called at Port Suez, including 57 passenger vessels.