Shuwaikh port lies on the south shore of Kuwait Bay. Shuwikh port is considered the main commercial port in the country. It is one of the busiest ports in the Middle East, with twenty-one deepwater berths. It handles the bulk of merchant shipping trade and all types of vessels including liner, tramp, container, Ro-Ro, barges, fishing trawlers and small passenger ships. It has a total area of 3.2 million square meters and 1.2 million square meter water basin area.
The port has 21 berths of which 14 berths with 10 meters depth, 4 berths with 8.5 meters depth and three berths with 6.7 meters depth. Total length of all berths is 4055 meters
The vessels traffic to and from the port pass through a navigation channel dredged inside Kuwait bay. The length of the channel is about 4.3 miles (8 km and its depth is 8.5 meters at a minimum water tide level. The port can receive vessels of 7.5 meters draft at any tide condition and vessels of 9.6 meters draft at high tide.