New device of facilitation concerning the partial transfer of containers

The partial voluntary transfer of containers via the explosion of the obvious towards the dry port of TIXTER is possible from now on, thanks to the new facilitation mechanism promulgated by the note from the General Director of Customs (No. 1818 / DGD / SP / D012 / 2017 of 07 November 2017).

The interested receivers in this device are invited to formulate a request of explosion of manifesto towards the extra-harbour logistic zone of Tixter (BBA), to their shipping agent. Once the edition of the manifest part, the Port Company of Bejaia takes care of all the provisions to transport the cargoes within the given deadlines.

The purpose being to promote more the mechanisms of simplification as for the conditions of transit of cargoes, and it in favour of the improvement of the conditions of harbour passage as well as the capacity building of welcome of the container terminal of the Extra-harbour Logistic Zone of TIXTER.


Vision, Missions and Values of Béjaia port


Port access:

Bejaia’s port is accessible via an external channel of 320m which is dredged to 13,50m.The general cargo ships access to the basins of the old port and the inner harbor through two passes, respectively the Abdelkader’s pass 110m wide and dredged to 12m, and Casbah’s pass (between the old and the inner harbor),122 of wide and dredged to 12m.

Port’s basins :

Bejaia’s port is composed on three basins:

  • The outer harbor basin: It has an area of 75 hectares and its depth is ranging from 10m to 13,5m.it has a specialized facilities, the outer port is intended to the oil tanker.
  • The old harbor basin: Its surface area is about 26 hectares and its depth of quay varies between 6 and 8 m
  • The inner harbor basin: It has an area of 55 hectares and depths is ranging from 10,5 to 12m.

Physical facts :

  • Prevailing winds from North-East in summer, and West to North-West in winter.
  • Nonexistant tide, but some different level can go up to 50cm.
  • Backwach: up to 50cm in bad weather West to North-West (tanker terminal).
  • Excellent visibility.

Piers and breakwater :

  • In the east : East pier of 650m
  • In south: Chevron pier composed on three elements which the length reaches 2.750 m:
    • South pier
    • Wide pier
    • Closing pier

 

Anchorage:

Known as one of the best cost, Bejaia’s port offers an excellent potential concerning the protection and good anchorage, with depths ranging from 10m to over 20m.Sheltred from all winds except the north east to the east, the bay is limited by an imaginary line extending from Cap Carbon to Cape Aokas. For oil tankers, the mooring area is located in the east of the access road.

Port infrastructures:

The port is spread over a total area of 79 hectares. Its storage area is spreads over 410,000m² of which 17,500M² of them are covered. It has 3575Lm of wharves which are split between 16 berths for general cargo ships, 03 berths for tankers and 01 gas station.

The docking structures: Quays

Name of QuayN° of berthsBasinsDepthLenght
Tanker port 01 to 03 Outer harbor 11,5 to 13,5 250, 260 and 260 ml
Northern quay 06 to 08 Old port 08 290 ml
North West quay 09 to 11 Old port 08 273 ml
Casbah quay 12 and 13 Old port 08 257 ml
Pass quay 14 Casbah pass 08,50 146 ml
South West quay 15 et 16 Inner Harbor 10 230 ml
Train station quay 17 à 19 Inner harbor 10 530 ml
New quay 21 à 24 Inner harbor 12 750 ml
Open sea pier 26 Inner harbor 12 78 ml

Protective structures: Jetties

JettiesLengthDepth
East pier 650 ml Between 0 and 16 m
South pier 450 ml Between 10 and 13 m
Wide pier 1500 ml Between 6 and 10 m
Closing pier 800 ml Between 0 and 6m

Bejaia’s harbor is located at the North latitude of 36°45’24’’ and East longitude of 05°05’50’’. Its location at the heart of the western Mediterranean and in the center of Algerian coast,present an economic originality, a key palace on the shipping routes. Bejaia’s port enjoys a privileged location. Naturally protected, its harbor is one of the safest.

The direct hinterland of Bejaia’s port which extends to a radius of 250 Km has a little more than 12 million of inhabitants, divided into 10 Wilayas and departments. It’s the densest zone in terms of branches of economic activities, both industrial as commercial and several of national major projects are underway or are projected in the context of global national development plan. The hinterland segmented into three mains areas; Algiers area, highlands area, SOUMMAM area. These three areas has several industrial and operations zones which the most import are:Area of Rouiba, Réghaia, Corso in the segment of Algiers, the industrial area of Setif , El- Eulma, M’sila and Borj Bou Arréridj in the segment of the highlands areas and the industrial areas of Akbou and ’EL Kseur in the segment of the SOUMMAM.

Bejaia city and its port, have also a road networks connecting all the cities of the country with railways and international airport.

The harbor is located in the bay of Bejaiai city, the artificial public maritime and port domain is defined following to the decree No93/1015/ DRAG of the wali of Bejaia, as:

  • In North by the national road No 9.
  • In South by the closing pier and wide pier of length of 2.750m.
  • In the East by the east pier
  • In the west by the industrial area of Bejaia.

The history of the city and its port

Ideally situated in the heart of the Mediterranean sea, Bejaia city has many natural and historical sites which date back to over 10 000 years, as well as many archeological sites of ancient treasures of the Neolithic era.

Bejaia played a crucial role in the transmission of the knowledge in the Mediterranean area. Bejaia city, known how to attract numbers of most important traders, by the dynamism of its port, the security of the region, the good policy and customs advantages.

In the Amsyouen antiquity, the citizen overlooking the coast just used it for fishing. The first ships that visited our natural shelters were set up on their trading post.

They were followed by roman Saldea, and became a shiping port of wheat. It’s only in the 11th century that the berbère Begaïeth became Enaceria. At this time, it took a very important position in the world. Bejaia’s port became one of the largest in the Mediterranean area; its exchanges were very dense. At this time of the history we find also Fibonacci de Pise, a son of a pisan merchant, extended in the world from Bejaia. The figures are now universally used.

The achievement of the actual harbor realization started in 1834, it was competed in 1987. In 1960, the first oil tanker was loading in beiaias’s port.

The History of Bejaia Port Compagny

The decree No82-285 of August 14, 1982 was published in the official journal No33 of the creation of Bejaia Port Company; Socialist economic company; In accordance with the principals business organizations charter, with the previsions of the ordinance No71-74 of 16 November 1971 concerning the socialist management of the company and to the text adopted for its implementation at the location of sea-port.

The company which renewed shipping in its relation with third parties was governed by the laws in force and subject to rules set by the above mentioned decree.

To accomplish its missions, the company substituted for the national port office (ONP), the national handling company (SO NA MA), and party of the Algerian National Shipping Company (CNAN).

It was endowed by the state, heritage, activities, structures and resources held by the national port office, the SO.NA.MA and by the port towing activity, which was perniciously devolved to the Algerian National Shipping Company, and the personal related to the management and the functioning of these.

In the execution of laws No88.03, 84.03 of 02 January 1988 in the context of economic reforms relating to the autonomy of the companies, according to the applicable decrees No88101 of May 16th, 1988, No88.199 of June 21, 1988 and No88.177 of September 28th 1988, Bejaia’s Port Company; A socialist company; is transformed into Public Economic Company (EPE-SPA) since February 15th, 1989. Its capital stood was fixed at ten million (10.000.00) Algerians Dinars. It has risen currently to 3.500.000.000 AD.