Port Overview

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Geographical Location

ACT is situated on the northern shores of the Gulf of Aqaba, in the southern end of Jordan. The terminal currently accommodates vessels up to 300+ meters long and start from 14.5 meters of draft.

An extensive terminal expansion project, had accomplished at the end of 2013, will nearly doubled berth length to 1000m and increased capacity to 1.2 million TEUs.

Geographical location

  • Latitude:   29° 31 min. N
  • Longitude: 35° 01 min E

Load Line & Timezone

  • Load Line Zone: Tropical
  • Time Zone:  GMT + 2       


500,000 m²

Tidal Range & Flow

The tidal range is 1.2 meters ST.

Tidal levels

  • MHWS + 1.10 meters Mean Spring High Water Level;
  • MHWN + 0.90 meters Mean Neaps High Water level;
  • MSL + 0.70 meters Mean Sea Level;
  • MLWN + 0.50 meters Mean Neaps Low Water level;
  • MLWS + 0.30 meters Mean Springs Low Water Level;
  • LAT 0.00 meters Lowest Low Astronomical Tide;
  • CDL 0.00 meters Chart Datum Level.

Dock Water Density

Density: 1.025   


Winds are from north to south (from land to sea), which tends to keep the water in the bay calm. During winter, in moderately inclement weather, ships may anchor closer-in. Occasionally, strong southern storms and gale-force 6/7 south-westerly winds can develop within two hours, accompanied by a high swell. In such cases, small vessels may have to leave their berths to head to sea. Vessels at anchorage may have to weigh anchor and remain at sea until the sea moderates. However, this condition only happens two to four times a year and may last one to two days a time.


Aqaba is hot during the summer and warm in the winter, with a dry refreshing northerly breeze. Average rainfall is only 60 mm annually and visibility is generally good.