Ports and maritime transport

Algeria enjoys a coastline of more than 1200 km, and a port infrastructure composed by forty-six (42) ports in service, including:

  • 11 mixed commercial ports (8 ports dedicated to trade in Ghazaouet – Oran – Mostaganem – Ténès – Algiers – Dellys – DjenDjen and Annaba and 3 ports dedicated to merchandise and hydrocarbons in Skikda – Béjaia and Arzew/Bethioua);
  • 02 specialized oil ports (Eastern Skikda and Bethyoua);
  • 28 ports and fishing shelters, six of which are inside the commercial ports;
  • 01 marina in Sidi Fredj and;
  • 25 Light houses and 160 Port Lights
  • The main characteristics of port infrastructure:

  • More than 53 km of jetties;
  • More than 59 Km of wharves plus jetty;
  • More than 1,500 Ha of surface of body of water;
  • More than 790 Ha of medians;
  • 31 oil and gas wharves.
  • Developing ports infrastructure (Ongoing programs)

  • Rehabilitation, reinforcement of works on (06) ports of Commerce (Oran, Ténès, Annaba, Arzew, Skikda, Mostaganem);
  • Realization of six (06) fishing harbors [(El Kala (El Tarf ), Salamander (Mostaganem), Kristel (Oran), El Aouana (Jijel), Sidi Abderrahamane (Chlef ), Tala Guilef (Bejaia);
  • Interior design of the fishing port of Gouraya;
  • Protection of eleven (11) shoreline sites: Black Rock, Boublatène, Ziama Mansouriah (completion), East Beach of Jijel (3km), Hadjret Ennous, Aïn Tagourait, Khemesti, West Exit Cherchell, Holy Wood Gouraya, Completion of the protection of the Tipaza cliff, Aïn taya Est.
  • Developing maritime transport

  • Algeria’s international business (95%) is mainly done by sea. Facing the increase of trade volume, it became necessary to improve the efficiency of the sea transportation sector.
  • As part of the modernization of the national fleet program, that provides for the purchase of 27 vessels, including 25 freights and two passenger ships, five were acquired in late 2014.
  • Algeria’s international transport fleet is composed by four ships including a charter that cross the Mediterranean Sea 900 times per year. Algeria’s ferries connect to european cities from the ports of Algiers, Annaba, Bedjaia, Oran, Mostaghanem and Skikda.