Egypt's Damietta Port is situated 8.5 km west of the Nile river of Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar, and it is 70 km away from Port Said. The port installations extend on an area of 11.8 km2. The port is bordered by an imaginary line connecting the eastern and western external breakwaters.
The Entrance Channel is 11.4 km long, 15m deep, and 300m wide decreasingly reaching 250m at the breakwater fringe, the approach channel is bordered by 18 nightly-lit buoys.
The western breakwater is 1640m long with 140m land-based and 1500m sea-based area.
The eastern breakwater is 738m long with 200m land-based and 538m sea-based area.
Both breakwaters are made of stacked artificial acrobod piles topped with a concrete head.
The barge channel consists of two sections; one is 1350m long connecting the barge dock to the sea and the other is 3750m connecting the dock to the Nile estuary.
Turning Dock The turning dock diameter is 500m with 14.5m depth at the container berth, and 12m depth at the general cargo berth.