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

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

Pilot Boarding about 1 Mile from Entrance (Ras Ajuzah)

Anchorage Position

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.

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