This is the general cargo port consisting
of 4 berth each of 187.5 mtrs in length with a depth of 11
mtrs at low water and an extended turning area of 280 mtrs
to accommodate vessels of up to 40,000 DWT.
Berths 1 and 2 are considered the
container berths with an adjacent area of 7.5 hectares and
equipment with 2 x Liebherr gantry cranes of 40 ton swl.
Berths 3 and 4 are for the general cargo
vessels and have two adjacent 170 x 60 mtrs sheds. Extending
from these berths is the Home Trade quays for local
coasters/dhows with limited drafts of 6.7 mtrs.
is also a Ro Ro berth of 150 mtrs and alongside draft of 7.6
mtrs and ramp width of 25 mtrs.
In addition to the alongside facilities
there are a number of mooring buoys for the handling of
general cargo vessel in stream for discharge via barges.
Newly constructed private berths
inaugurated in 2006. The berths operate under Aden Gulf
Maritime Company Ltd (Aden Gulf Terminal) and consisting of
two berths of 303 meters and 180 meters.
Aden Container Terminal:
This terminal was officially opened in
1999 and is currently operated by OPM Aden Ltd under a
management contract with the Government of Yemen.
The terminal currently consists of one
berth of 700 mtrs and with a depth of water alongside of 16
mtrs. The terminal is equipped with 5 post Panamax gantry
cranes and all the modern container handling facilities. The
terminal has a total area of 35 hectares with a capacity to
store 10000 containers. It is also equipped with 252 reefer
points and 10000 sq. mtrs for service buildings.
5 x Post Panamax ship-to-shore gantry
cranes with a capacity of 40 tons and capable of handling
vessels with 18 container rows across.
8 x Rubber tyred gantry cranes ( 16
2 x Reach stackers
22 Terminal tractors
15MW power plant to provide independent
3. Aden Refineries Terminal:
by : Aden Refineries Corporation.
The terminal consists of 4 tanker berths.
Berths 1, 2 and 3 have an alongside draft of 11.50 mtrs and
maximum LOA of vessel of 235 mtrs. Berth 4 has been dredged
to 15.85 mtrs alongside with the approach channel and
harbour basin depth of 14.75 mtrs and can accept vessel of
up to 110,000 DWT and an LOA of 280 mtrs. Bunkers and fresh
water are available alongside. Dirty ballast reception is
available but up to a limit of 4000 tons. This terminal is
equipped with it's own tugs consisting of 2 x 3200 hp/ 35
ton bollard pull tugs.
For further details please refer to the Port of Aden web