Shuwaikh Port


Shuwaikh port is the main commercial port in the State of Kuwait. It is located to the immediate North and East of Kuwait City. Shuwaikh navigation channel is about 8 Kms long.The port has 21 berths including 2 container berths.

Vessels sailing to and from the port pass through a Navigation Channel dredged inside Kuwait Bay. The channel is about eight kms long and its depth is maintained at 8.5 M at minimum water tide level. The port can receive vessels of 7.5 M draft at Zero tide and vessels of upto 9.5 M draft at High tide.

Port Location

Latitude                    : 29 Deg 21.30 N

Longitude                : 47 Deg 55.54 E

Admiralty Chart       : 1214

Admiralty Pilot         : 63

Time Zone               : GMT + (Plus) 3 Hrs

Port security Level : 1 (One)
 

Draft Restriction

  • Channel Low Point minimum draft - 7.0 M
  • Add 7.0 M to figure quoted from Tide Table as High or Low Water
  • Result will be Maximum Available Water
  • Water Density 1.025
  • Maximum ARRIVAL DRAFT should not Exceed 9.50 M Due to Draft limitations in channel   
     

Shuwaikh Port control to be notified on VHF channel 16, about 4 hours prior vessel and also when passing the following :

  • Ahmadi Racon (35 N Miles approx From Pilot station)
    Position Lat 28 Deg 21.5N, Long 48 Deg 53.0E
  • Abeam Ras Al Ard
    Position Lat 29 Deg 21.5N, Long 48 Deg 08.5E
         
  • 3 Miles to Pilot station 

Pilot Boarding about 1 Mile from Entrance (Ras Ajuzah)

  • Lat 29 Deg 25.6N, Long 47 Deg 59.6E        

Anchorage Position

  • Lat 29 Deg 25.0n, Long 47 Deg 58.7E subject to Port permission
  • Approx 18 M / Muddy

Pilotage

24 Hours Pilotage available except during shift timing 0600 – 0900 approx every day.

Contact Harbour Control on Channel 16 / 11

Details of Berths

Berth Nos

A/S Draft in M

Max L.O.A in M

Estimated Commodity wise

1

9.60

186

Grain

2

9.60

180

Lube oil/Gen Cgo

3

9.60

180

Lube oil/Gen Cgo

4

9.60

180

Gen Cargo

5

9.60

180

Ro/Ro or Gen Cargo

6

9.60

180

Gen Cargo

7

9.60

180

Gen Cargo

8

9.60

210

Cement in Bulk

9

9.60

200

Lay by (current)

10

9.60

200

2 Quay crane under construction

11

9.60

200

Self Geared Containers

12

9.60

180

2 Quay crane under construction

13

9.60

200

2 Quay crane to construct upon completion of B #12

14

9.60

200

Container/Gen Cargo

15

6.00

185

Gen Cargo/Dft restricted

16

6.00

140

Passenger

17

6.00

200

Gen Cargo/Dft restricted

18

8.00

185

Ro/Ro & Containers

19

8.00

200

Reefers / Gen Cargo

20

8.00

200

Reefers / Gen Cargo

21

8.00

200

Live stock / Gen Cargo

It is important to note that both ports/customs work individual and no interport transportation permitted. i.e. containers discharged in each port has to be cleared with Kuwait Customs Individually.

It is important to note that both ports/customs work individual and no interport transportation permitted. i.e. containers discharged in each port has to be cleared with Kuwait Customs Individually.

Note : Vessel must be self sustained on all General Cargo vessels. Port does not have shore crane facility. If shore mobile crane assistance required, same to be arranged well ahead to avoid delays.

Note : Vessel must be self sustained on all General Cargo vessels. Port does not have shore crane facility. If shore mobile crane assistance required, same to be arranged well ahead to avoid delays.

Berth No. 01 – 07 : Shore Cranes above 50 T cannot be deployed due to weak berths. No proper fenders available at Berths.


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