Port Overview

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)

Shuwaikh port
Pilotage

24 Hours Pilotage available except during shift timing 0600 – 0900 approx every day. Contact Harbour Control on Channel 16 / 11

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

 

Details of Berth

BERTH NOS MAX L.O.A IN M A/S DRAFT IN M EXTIMATED COMMODITY WISE
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
  21. 21
  1. 186
  2. 180
  3. 180
  4. 180
  5. 180
  6. 180
  7. 180
  8. 210
  9. 200
  10. 200
  11. 200
  12. 180
  13. 200
  14. 200
  15. 185
  16. 140
  17. 200
  18. 185
  19. 200
  20. 200
  21. 200
  1. 9.60
  2. 9.60
  3. 9.60
  4. 9.60
  5. 9.60
  6. 9.60
  7. 9.60
  8. 9.60
  9. 9.60
  10. 9.60
  11. 9.60
  12. 9.60
  13. 9.60
  14. 9.60
  15. 6.00
  16. 6.00
  17. 6.00
  18. 8.00
  19. 8.00
  20. 8.00
  21. 8.00
  1. Grain
  2. Gen Cgo
  3. Gen Cgo
  4. Gen Cargo
  5. Ro/Ro or Gen Cargo
  6. Gen Cargo
  7. Gen Cargo
  8. Cement in Bulk
  9. Lay by (current)
  10. 2 x Quay Cranes/Containers
  11. G.Cargo/Self Geared Contr vesse
  12. 2 x Quay Cranes/Containers
  13. 2 x Quay Cranes/Containers
  14. G.Cargo/Self Geared Contr vessel
  15. Gen Cargo/Dft restricted
  16. Passenger
  17. Gen Cargo/Dft restricted
  18. Ro/Ro vessel
  19. Reefers / Gen Cargo
  20. Reefers / Gen Cargo
  21. Live stock / Gen Cargo