Port Said is a city that lies in the north-east part of Egypt and extends about 30 kilometres (19 miles) along the coast of Mediterranean Sea, north of Suez Canal, with approximate population of 603,800 and a total area of 1,351.1 km2 (521.7 ml2). Port Said was established in 1859 during the creation of Suez Canal.
The city has been ranked the 2nd among the Egyptian cities according to Human Development Index 2009 and 2010. Its economic base is fishing and industries like processed food, cigarettes and chemicals. Port Said is also a major harbour for exports of Egyptian products, such as rice and cotton, but also a fueling station for ships passing through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port and a tourist resort especially during summer months. Port Said is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said (the first in the world built from reinforced concrete).
The city has numerous old houses with grand balconies, giving it a distinctive look. Port Fuad is Port Said's twin city. It lies on the eastern bank of the canal. The two coexist, to the extent that there's hardly any town centre in Port Fuad. They are connected by free ferries that are running all through the day, and together form a metropolitan area with more than a million residents which extends both on the African and Asian sides of Suez Canal. The world's only other metropolitan area that also spans two continents is Istanbul.
Port Said cruise terminal
The Port of Port Said is the 2nd-busiest in the Arab world (behind the port of Salalah, Oman), and the world's 28th-busiest port for container transport, as well as the busiest Egypt's container seaport, with 3,470,000 TEU transported 2009. It is divided into: East Port Said Port and Port Said Port.
The Port of Port Said is bordered, seaward, by imaginary line from western breakwater boundary to eastern breakwater end. From the area of Suez Canal, it is bordered by imaginary line that extends transversely from the canal's southern bank connected to Manzala Lake, and railways arcade livestock.
The Port Said cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Port Said, Egypt.
If you lose the Port Said location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Port Said cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Port Said, Egypt. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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1 November, 2017