Hodeidah Port


Hodeidah city centre is 4 kms from the port and the city has a population of circa 300,000. The city is in the center of the northern governorates and is connected by a transport network with the major cities including the capital Sana’a.

Hodeidah city has all the commercial facilities of communications, banks, hotels and hospitals


Owner of Terminal:

The Ministry of Transport

Administration of Port:

Yemen Red Sea Ports Corporation


Lat 14.47 N Long: 42.57 E

Time Zone:

GMT + 3

Maximum vessel LOA:


Maximum vessel DWT:

30,000 tons

Approach Channel:

Approx. 10 miles long – available draft, 9.75m – 200 metres wide

Draft alongside berth:

9.75m (varies berth to berth) – Water Density: 1.025

Vessels with arrival draft in excess of 9.2m should await high tide.

All depths are as per port notice and may vary from chart datum.


ISPS: Hodeidah Marine Affairs Authority - Operates under security level 1

PFSO; Capt. Jamal M. Shaif
Mobile: + 967 777215262


Container Berths

2 berths – overall length 500m
Available Gantry Cranes: 4 (including 2 x Figee (Holland)


Conventional Berths

6 - variance in drafts. – overall length 920m


Oil Terminal

Terminal 1
vessel max dwt – 6000
vessel max LOA – 105m
max draft – 6m

Terminal 2
vessel max dwt – 15000
vessel max LOA – 150M
max draft – 9m


Stevedores Working Hours

Saturday to Thursday
0700hrs to 1200hrs & 1400hrs to 2400hrs
( Lunch Break: 1200hrs to 1400hrs )

Full Day – HOLIDAY –
( If the stevedores work after above working hours it is considered as overtime )


Refer Points: 95
Vessel Pre-Arrival Information:


7 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1 days notice to agent

Documentation Required: ( to be submitted by vessel master upon berthing )
  • Ships Particulars – 2 copies

  • Crew List: - 7 copies

  • Crew Declaration: - 2 copies

  • Passenger List: - 13 copies ( passenger vessels only )

  • Store List: - 2 copies

  • Ports of Call list: - 2 copies

  • Last Port Clearance: - 2 copies

  • Nil List: - 2 copies

  • Vaccination List: - 2 copies

  • Dry Inspection Certificate, before loading: - 2 copies

  • All ship’s papers to be readily available for inspection, if so requested.





Port control – VHF channel 14 & 16 – Vessels must notify Port Control of their imminent arrival and when they drop anchor.

Customs and Immigration

Customs/Immigration officers board the vessels upon arrival.


Every vessel entering the harbour must hoist the Republic of Yemen national flag on her highest mast.

Notice of Readiness

Standard procedures apply and in accordance with Charter Parties.


Pilotage is compulsory for vessel’s with a registered DWT of 400 tons and over.

Port Tariff

A copy of the tariff is available upon request.


Disposal is viz a local ships chandler. Master should inform the vessel agent if garbage is removed.

Bunkers / Water / Stores

MGO ( Diesel Oil ) - available
Fuel Oil - available
Fresh Water - available - usd15 per ton, minimum delivery 50 tons
Stores - available through the agents appointed ships chandler

Medical Facilities

Port Hospital
Public / Private hospitals and clinics are also available in Hodeidah City


Hodeidah has an international airport though most international flights are viz Sana’a International Airport.

Public transport is available for connections to other cities throughout the Yemen

Crew Changing

Crew changes can be arranged through the vessel appointed agent


These can be arranged through the vessel’s appointed agent.


Club Associations are represented by their appointed local correspondents.