Shuaiba port opened to serve the Shuaiba industrial area, the largest designated areas include petrochemical oil refining, gas liquefaction, cement manufacture and fish processing. Shuaiba is the second major port of Kuwait for handling commercial traffic. Priority is given to vessels for loading exports of the companies of the Shuaiba Industrial Area and for vessels having imports of raw materials, equipment and machinery for Shuaiba industrial area.

Shuaiba Port is located 45 kms south of Kuwait city. The port is bounded by the southern pier of Ahmadi port from the north side and by Mina Abdullah from the south side. There are 20 commercial & container berths at Shuaiba port of 4,068 meters total length. Depths of these berths range from 10 to 14 meters. Four of these berths are used for container vessels. The oil pier has a water depth of 16 meters.

There are two small Craft & Barge basins at the port. The small Craft Basin has a depth of (4) meters and contain three piers of 100,200,175 meters length. The Barge Basin has a depth of (6) meters and contains four piers of 211, 157, 287, 250 meters length.

The port offers facilities for general cargo, containers, Ro/Ro, tankers and barges. The port comprises 3 main areas, namely dry cargo berths, small craft harbor, barge harbor and Chemical tanker berth.