Mokha Port (YEMOK)

Port Code YEMOK City Mokha
Port Name MOKHA Country/Region Yemen
Category Port City Route MIDDLE EAST
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Mokha Port (YEMOK)


      Port in southwest Yemen. Built at the head of a small bay. The population is 25000. Founded in the 14th century, it was the main export port of Yemen's high-quality coffee (in the international market, the high-quality Arabian coffee was called mocha coffee), and was then a famous port of prosperity. The 19th century declined due to the development of Aden and port of hetada. In recent years, the port of muha has been rebuilt to meet the needs of exports from the south of the country.

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Summary of YEMOK

Mokha (Port Code:YEMOK), also known as al-Mukha, is a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen. Until Aden and al Hudaydah eclipsed it in the 19th century, Mocha was the principal port for Yemen's capital, Sanaa. As Yemen’s most renowned historic port, it lies at the head of a shallow bay between two headlands, with an unprotected anchorage 1.5 miles (2.5 km) offshore.
Mokha is located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, situated to the southwest of Hodeidah. The port consists of one pier, allowing vessels to berth either side. There are facilities in the port for the handling of break bulk, Ro-Ro and Palm Oil tanker cargoes. Principal export is mocca coffee. Max size: LOA 180m, draught 8.0m and 15,000DWT(up to 20,000DWT accepted provided maximum draught 8.0m). Tanker berth: Max LOA 150m; draught 8.5m.