The Damietta Port Authority governs the port on the Damietta branch of the Nile. The Port of Damietta covers an area of about 25 square kilometers (9.6 square miles). The approach channel to the Port of Damietta is 11.3 kilometers (seven miles) long, 300 meters (984 feet) wide, and has a depth of 15 meters (49.2 feet). The Port of Damietta has capacity to handle 5.6 million tons of cargo per year.
The Port of Damietta contains two barge channels. The barge channel linking the barge dock to the Mediterranean Sea is 1350 meters (4429 feet) long, and the channel linking the barge dock to the Nile is 3750 meters (12,303 feet) long. The turning basin has a diameter of 500 meters (1640 feet). The depth at the container berths is 14.5 meters (47.6 feet), and the depth at the general cargo berths is 12 meters (39.4 feet).
The Port of Damietta has 14 berths totaling 3.3 kilometers (2.1 miles) in length. Four 250-meter (820.2-foot) berths have alongside depth of 13.1 meters (43 feet). Four 225-meter (738.2-foot) berths and four 200-meter (656.2-foot) berths have alongside depth of 12 meters (39.4 feet). Two 300-meter (984.2-foot) berths have alongside depth of 14.5 meters (47.6 feet).
The container terminal in the Port of Damietta covers 60.6 hectares and has capacity for 50 thousand TEUs per year. The Port of Damietta contains 1.9 hectares of storage for general cargo, 26.5 hectares for containers, and 14.7 hectares for refrigerated cargo.
The Port of Damietta has one of the biggest fishing fleets on the Mediterranean, accounting for half of Egypt's fishing fleet.