Maximum Size

 
Dry Cargo
Tankers
Max. LOA
220.0 m
200 m
Max. beam
32.5 m
32.5 m
Max. draft
9.2 m
8.7 m
Max. DWT

The maximum dimensions mentioned above do not necessarily apply to all berths, quays or areas within the port.


Port Nelson Entry and Departure Restrictions (Subject to Draft)


Vessels Less than 130.0 m LOA:
May enter or depart at any state of the tide subject to draft and other shipping movements.


Vessels more than 130.0 m LOA, when the tidal range is 2.9 m or less:
Vessels may enter or depart only on the flood tide; i.e. pilot on board from low water to one hour before HW.


Vessels more than 130.0 m LOA, when the tidal range is more than 2.9m:
Vessels may enter or depart only on the first and last two hours of the flood tide; i.e. Pilot on board from LW to LW + 1 hour and pilot on board from HW - 2 hours to HW-1 hour.


Tankers berthing starboard side to main wharf:
Vessels must berth only on the very first or last of the EBB tide; i.e. POB HW-½ hour or POB from one to 1½ hours before LW.

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