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Hodeidah city centre is 4 kms
Administration of Port
Approach Channel
Refer Points: 95
Stevedores Working Hours
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 ap

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