Characteristics
Port is located at Black Sea coast along North - Western part of Odessa bay (Ukraine) on the artificially created territory of 109,5 hectares (coordinates: 46-32'N 30-54'E ). Total shoreline length - 7230 m. Port's work does not depend on season and weather. Interior port waters are defended by breakwaters. Port accepts to interior waters the ships up to 240 m in length and draught up to 11,5 m.
Port working hours: 0000 - 2400 SSHIC

Port includes the Oil Harbour, container handling facility, the passenger area and 7 facilities for handling dry - cargoes.

Port's capacities may be handle up to 14 mln tons of dry-cargoes and about 24 mln tons of oil products. Port's passenger terminal may receive up to 4 mln passengers per year.

Delivery and sending cargo off may be effected by railway or by trucks. Entering, leaving and shifting vessels is round - the - clock and assisted by Pilot service, whose technical facilities allow to pilot ships in poor visibility.

Cargo Handling
Storage: Single and multi-floor warehouses and concrete open storage areas are available. There is also a cold store.

Cranes: Numerous electric portal cranes of up to 45t cap; floating cranes up to 100t cap and various other cargoes handling equipment.

Container and Ro/Ro Facilities: Container terminal equipped with highly mechanised and powerful container handling equipment. Ro/Ro vessels can be accommodated at the port. Ore and Bulk Cargo Facilities: Grain terminal at Berth No 7, two pneumatic unloaders each operating up to 300t/h. Sugar terminal, highly mechanised facility where sugar can be transferred direct from vessels to railway wagons. Other bulk cargoes handled include bauxite and mineral building materials.

Tanker Terminals: The Oil Harbour is situated at N part of the port and is protected by a mole. There are five oil berth sand the channel to the berths is 1600m long,125m wide and has a least depth of 13.6m. A new tanker berth has come into operation for large tankers and reports state that the channel has been dragged to accommodate the larger vessels at the terminal.

The list of handled cargoes: non - ferrous and ferrous metals, equipment, vehicles, chemical fertilizers ( packed or in bulk), paper, raw sugar in bulk, cereals (packed or in bulk), citrus fruits, bananas and other cargoes packed in bags, boxes, packages, big - bags, containers.

It is prohibited to handle in port the explosive, harmful cargoes and cargoes polluting the territory and the atmosphere. Handling operations at berth are executed with gantry cranes with capacity of 5 - up to 40 tns.

Cargo may be handled at berth and at roadstead with floating cranes with capacity of 15 up to 100 tns as well as with floating cereal discharger.

Navigation:
Approach: In accordance with the Traffic Separation Scheme in operation together with the ports of Ilyichevsk and Novorossiysk. All are included on the charts. Dredged entrance channel 91.4 m wide with a least depth of 13.8 m, marked by leading light beacons, light buoys and spar buoys. The speed of a vessel should not exceed 4 knots when passing through the channel, or in the port area.

Anchorage: Anchorage can be obtained to the N of Reydovyy (Road-stead) Mole in depths ranging from 8.4 m to 14.2 m; holding ground mud and shell. There is a special anchorage for tankers and other deep draught vessels.

Pilotage: Compulsory. Pilot boards in the anchorage area in the vicinity of Vorontsovskiy Lighthouse, or Anchorage No 64 for tankers and other vessels carrying dangerous cargoes. 24 hour service. Navigation is permitted at any time of day or night. All movements of vessels in the ports limits are regulated from the Port Control and Radar Station located on quay No2 of Karantinnyy (Quarantine) Mole. Mooring and unmooring cannot be carried out during winds exceeding force 6 on the Beaufort Scale.

Radio Frequency Information: Port call sign UDE. Odessa Radio: 500, 454 & 2182 kHz (calling); 500, 447 & 2182 kHz(working). Odessa Radio 1, Port Control : VHF Channel 16,156.8 mHz. Odessa Radio 17, Harbour Master: VHF Channel 9, 156.45 mHz. Odessa Radio 8, Movements control: VHF Channel 67, 156.375 mHz.

Towage: compulsory for all vessels with LOA 50m and more. Tugs, ice-breakers and salvage vessels are available

Restrictions: max. LOA - 240 m, max. breadth - 40 m, max. draft - 12.

Largest Vessel: 116283 dwt, 266.5 m loa
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