Guide to Port Entry

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.

Plan features
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

Vessel Services
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

General Information
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