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 Eilat is at the north coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. The port is equipped to handle most cargoes and a small repair service is available.

Load Line zone: Tropical.

Max size:

Tankers, draft 22.8m at Oil Jetty, 400,000dwt;

12.1m draft at bulk pier;

12.1m draft at container terminal.

Pilot: Compulsory and Available 0500-2400hrs (other on request).

Anchorage: Anchorage may be obtained in 12 numbered berths in an area 0.5nm in width in depths of less than 100m, except for Berth No 12, where the depth is approx 130m. The anchorage is exposed to S winds and care must be taken to allow sufficient swinging room.
Four buoys, moored in a line extending in a 106-286 direction 0.2 nm off the N shore near the N limit of the anchorage area, mark the limits of a bathing beach. A buoy is moored near the NE corner of the anchorage area.

Tidal range and flow: Range 1.35m at spring tides.
Dock density 1027/8 during winter and 1030/32 during summer.
Weather: Prevailing winds: N-NE.
Charts: BA 8, 801. Admiralty Pilot NP64. 

Tugs: Available. One x 750kW (14t static pull); 1 x 2,250kW (30t static pull, VS tractor). Tugs are used at pilot's discretion. The cost of tugs is included in the harbour dues.

Mooring information: Port Control, VHF Ch 14.
Vessels may be berthed with bow extending out of the berth, in which case anchors are used.
General berthing information: One-hour notice is required for berthing/un berthing for dry cargo vessels, with three hours notice for tankers.





Length (m)

Depth (m)

Max Draft (m)



No 1, 2 and 3


up to 13.0


General/bulk cargo; container

Shallow berth





Tanker berths: Oil Jetties:






Vessels to 80,000dwt





Vessels to 200,000dwt

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The two oil jetties lie to the SW of the main port, the terminal forming the S link of the Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline. At both berths, vessels lie at the head of the jetty, secured to dolphins.
Ro-Ro berths: No specialized equipment, but ro-ro's with a shallow draft may berth stern-to using both bow anchors at any of the berths.
Facilities: 1 gantry and 5 portal cranes with SWL of 25-50t ; 1 Loading
elevator for bulk   cargoes with average rate of 550 ts/phour for phosphate
and 650 ts/phour for ashlag average rate of 800tph.
Storage: There is 25,000m2 of shed space, with a further 30,000m2 of open space; bulk storage for 170,000t of potash and phosphates (3 sheds total). The container handling area is 28,000m2 with storage for 2,200 containers.
Barges: A flat barge with SWL of 60t can be used for supplies or for stowing delayed dangerous cargoes.
Ballast/slop reception: None available. There are however 2 road tankers for removal of oily bilge water, with a capacity of 25m3 each.
Security: Security guards for port facilities. There is no watchman at the gangway and entry to the port is not permitted without a valid permit.


Repairs: Available. Docking facilities only for small craft up to 300ts displacement.
Fresh water: Available.
Bunkering: All grades available but only by road tanker.
Stores: Fresh, frozen, technical and bonded stores available.
Medical facilities: Available
Transport: airport: Eilat (domestic/charter), Tel Aviv (international).
(see also our link page)
Crew change: Available.
Banks: available
Working hours: Normally, winter 0600-1400hrs and 1530-2300hrs; summer 0530-1330hrs and 1600-2300hrs. Work ends earlier on Fri. No working on Sat.
Garbage: Removed daily by the Port Authority, with no extra charge to port dues.
Officials and visitors: No officials required to stay on vessel. On tankers, accommodation is required for pilot who acts as the loading master. Visitors are permitted by arrangement.
Fumigation: Available.
Pollution: Not permitted and is closely controlled. Report to Port Control on VHF ch 14, callsign "Yamit". If pollution is not reported, heavy fines will be incurred, lighter fines if reported.


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