Present on the bridge of the majority of commercial vessels, Guide to Port Entry is quite simply the most accurate and comprehensive port guide available to the shipping industry.
All featured data is the result of constant research and attention to detail, with worldwide authentication through the key port authorities and agents.
Information is laid out in logical sequence in over 70 headings. Please see the text features for more information. Port plans and mooring diagrams, many georeferenced, provide valuable help to shipmasters approaching unfamiliar ports and berths.
Many entries also benefit from ACE Reports (Actual Conditions Experienced) at given ports and facilities. This invaluable information, supplied by shipmasters, officers and others at the front end of the maritime industry, provides a unique insight into the facilities and conditions encountered by fellow seafarers.
Main features of Guide to Port Entry:
The world’s best selling port information guide
20th edition – totally revised and updated port data
Four hardback volumes – two of port data text, two of port plans
Over 5,800 A4 pages, 3,400 of port information
Almost 4,700 port plans and diagrams
Over 9,000 ports, terminals and places, including 120 new entries
Over 2,700 cargo terminals
Includes 2,000 Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced (ACE Reports)
Over 70% of updates received direct from Port Authorities
Free Guide to Port Entry CD with every set, plus upgrade CD in January 2010
No advertising, no duplication.
Each entry is divided into two sections, i.e. the Text Section and the Plan Section.
Six categories of plan for easy reference
Country Plans: showing the location of ports
Port Location: location of, and approaches to, the port, harbours and terminals
Berth Locations: berth numbers and locations
Berthing Diagrams: individual berth and mooring arrangements
Berth Equipment: including cranes, manifolds, chicksans, fire-fighting equipment, fendering and much more
Shipmasters’ Plans: drawings/plans as supplied by Shipmasters, Officers, Superintendents and other authoritative sources
Guide to Port Entry CD includes colour port and harbour plans.
All information appearing in both Guide to Port Entry and Guide to Tanker Ports is included on The Guide on CD.
Guide to Port Entry text features:
Name Name, State, Country, Position
Approaches Introduction, Location, Charts, Port Limits, Documents, Arrival, Approaches, Pilotage, Deep Sea Pilotage, Anchorages, ISPS Information
Berthing Restrictions, Max. Size, Health, Radio, VHF, VTS, Radar, Tugs, Berthing, Mooring, Bridges
Cargo Cargo Handling, Bulk Cargo, Containers, Specialised Cargo, Tankers, LPG/LNG, Stevedores, Storage, Cranes, Loading, Ballast
Repairs, Dry Docks, Surveyors, Watchmen, Hatches, Garbage Disposal, Waste Oil Disposal, Supplies, Water, Fuel, Equipment, Banks, Storing, Ship Supply, Other Services
Police/Ambulance/Fire, Emergency Co-ordination, Telephones, Delays, Fire Precautions, Crew Services, Medical, Holidays, Customs Allowances, Repatriation, Airport, Shore Leave, Identification Cards, Seaman’s Clubs
Legal and Regulatory Information
Pollution, Consuls, Certificates, Cargo Gear, Regulations, Notices, Appendix, Agency, Operators, Authority, Agent
Density, Time, Weather, General, Developments
Reports – Actual Conditions Experienced by Shipmasters, Officers, Superintendents, Pilots, Operators, Agents
To read report in detail : Guide to Port Entry