Odessa Port

Odessa port lies on the of the Black Sea about 150 km NE of the Ukrainian-Romanian border.The port specializes in commodities like steel products, general cargo, grains, cotton and chemicals.
Ice may appear at Odessa port late Dec until Feb/March and it may be necessary to use icebreakers for about 30 days of this time period. Usually, though the port is ice -free since winters are mostly mild. Winds blow mostly from the N.Available facilities/services:
Pilotage: Compulsory. For vessels with LOA less than 100 m it is up to master’s discretion
Towage: The number of tugs for mooring/unmooring berth, when required, is determined by the Master according to the pilot’s advice. 
Repairs: Most types of repairs are available including electronics, underwater cleaning etc. Also a floating dock is available.

Loading/Discharging equipment: Shore cranes are available with capacities ranging from 16 to 40 t and floating cranes with capacities 100-300t. Container facilities are also available.
Repatriation: Crew changes and necessary repatriation can be arranged by the agent.

Transportation: Railway, buses and airport at Odessa (20Km).
Fire fighting: There are some port tugs with fire-fighting equipment.
Other facilities: Garbage collection (by trucks or barges every two days) and slops removal (up to 20 CBM). 

Provisions: Fresh water and stores are available.
Medical facilities: Medical treatment is available 24 hrs a day.
Ballast: A dirty ballast facility is available at Odessa oil terminal with a capacity of 2000 mt.

Other information:
Working hours: 7 days/week. Shifts: 0000-0800, 0800-1700, 1700-2400.
Public holidays: Jan 1.7, Mar 8, Easter, May 1.2.9, Jun 15.28, Aug 24, Nov 7.8, Dec 1, 25-26. 
Max sizes: LOA 240m, beam 40m, draft 11.5m. Above these sizes it is possible to berth after obtaining special permission from the Harbour Master.
Water density: 1013
Restrictions: According to Ukrainian law ballast has to be exchanged before entering the Black Sea. Ballast change/ exchange in the 12 nm zone of Ukrainian territorial waters is strictly forbidden. It is possible to discharge ballast alongside or in roads if ballast analysis results are acceptable and premission is given by state inspectors.. All vessels calling Odessa have to be equipped with closed fan and accumulation tanks. Vessels can berth if wind speed does not exceed force 6.

The port specializes in commodities like steel products, general cargo, grains, cotton and chemicals.
Ice may appear at Odessa port late Dec until Feb/March and it may be necessary to use icebreakers for about 30 days of this time period. Usually, though the port is ice -free since winters are mostly mild. Winds blow mostly from the N.

ETAs: The agent must be notified of vessel’s initial ETA 12, 10, 6, 4, 3, 2 days, 24 and 4 hours prior to arrival. The following information should be included in the message:

  • Reason of the call (operation(s) to be performed).
  • Vessel’s data (LOA, beam, DM, DWT, etc)
  • Flag
  • No of crew/passengers
  • Quantity and type of cargo o/b (if any)
  • Ballast quantity o/b
  • Last month’s ports of call
  • IMO number
  • Information in accordance with ISPS Code IMO
The following documents are required upon arrival:

Documents
Copies
Crew list
6
Passenger list
6
Crew personal effects declaration
2
Derattting exemption certificate
1
Load line certificate
1
Safety equipment certificate
1
General declaration
4
Cargo declaration
4
Currency declaration
2
Safety construction certificate
1
Safety radio certificate
1
Ship’s store declaration
2
Bond store list
2
Maritime declaration of health
1
Cargo documents (if any)
1
Tonnage certificate
2
International sewage pollution prevention certificate
1
International certificate for garbage prevention pollution
1
Safety management certificate
1
Document of compliance
1
Nil list
2
Narcotics list
2
Sewage treatment plant manual
1
Iopp
1

All necessary forms are delivered upon arrival by the agent.

Health regulations : 

Vessel receives free pratique when formalising vessel’s arrival.
Master can request pratique on VHF through agent, by providing the following information:

1
Number of crew/passengers on board.
2
Presence of ill persons.
3
Ports of call for the last 28 days.
4
Availability on board of sewage purification plants (with certificate not older than 5 years).
5
Availability of accumulation plants for sewage water.

Derat and Derat exemption certificate can be renewed.

Pre-arrival information for the master of a vessel intending to berth at Odessa port:

1. Upon arrival to port of Odessa pls contact port control (VHF ch 14) to advise them date and time of arrival and ask them further instructions.
On arrival also pls tender to us notice of arrival and NOR via telex.

2. As per regulation of sanitary authorities vessels calling Odessa region ports may get permission for deballasting only if ballast water available
on board was taken or changed in the Black Sea only under condition that ballast water satisfies the state criteria of its cleaness. Pls be advised that
presently we have a lot of cases when local state inspection on protection of the Black Sea from pollution found ballast water on board of vessels not 
clean enough to permit them to discharge at port area and vessel should either put out off 12 miles zone of Odessa to change ballast water or 
discharge dirty ballast water at port with payment of penalty for this operation. Thus, your next steps in this respect pls coordinate with our agents 
at Odessa.

3. Pls be advised that in accordance with rules of state environmental protection inspection, discharging of sewage water (purified or non-
purified) in 4 miles zone of Odessa bay is prohibited abd sewage water nust be accumulated in special separate tank.

 

Latitude: 46° 30′ N Longitude: 30° 47′ E Time zone: GMT +2
Max. draft: 12.5 m UNCTAD code: UAODS GMT +3 (summer)

Port Area: The port area is bounded by the parallels of Lat. 46°32’N, and Lat. 46°22’N, by the meridian of Long 030°54’E. 
Odessa port is protected by breakwaters from the North and the East and it is split into seven harbours (areas) with 38 berths varying in depth between 5.5 to 12.5m:

Harbour
Max depth
Quarantine
11.5 m
New
13.4 m
Coast Trade
10.4 m
Practicheskaya
11.4 m
Zavodskaya
.
Grain
11.2 m
Oil
12.5 m

Anchorage Areas: The depths of the anchorage areas up to 14.2m. Anchorages are open to winds between NE and SSE, with good holding ground. Available anchorages are the following:

46 deg. 30′ N – 30 deg. 50’5” E
46 deg. 30’7” N – 30 deg. 54′ E,
46 deg. 25’4” N – 30 deg. 52’8” E,
46 deg. 25’4” N – 30 deg. 54′ E.

Traffic schemes / navigation aids: There are two traffic schemes available for entering/leaving Odessa port. The first one is leading from the traffic roundabout and the second goes parallel to the coast since the entrance to Ilyichevsk which is 11 nm to the South. The inner port can be approached from the S between Reydovy Mol and the end of Stary Volnolom to the E. To the North the entrance is between the N end of Novy Volnolom and Mol Neftyanoy Gavani. 
The area that is 3 miles distant from the Vorontsovsky lighthouse in all directions is regulated by the Harbour Traffic Control Post. Traffic Control should be contacted on VHF ch 10 at least 40 min prior to vessel’s arrival stating name of the vessel, flag, draft and approximate time of approach. 
Weather: The port is open throughout the year as winters are mostly mild. At the end of December to the beginning of February it is possible that icebreaker assistance might be needed. Even if ice has formed it is often broken in small pieces by strong winds. The winds at Odessa port blow mostly from the North and West.
Tide: 0.4 – 1.1 m owing to water flow from rivers and to wind direction/speed.
Restrictions: The entrance to Odessa port has a max depth of 13.9 m. Upon entering it is compulsory that vessels must have minimum clearance of 0.3 m and 0.6 m (for small and large vessels respectively). Also the maximum speed for vessels approaching or manouvering in the port is 4 knots.

 

Berthing Information:The following berths are available at Odessa port (per cargo type): 

  • General / Bulk: There are 39 berths capable of handling all kinds of bulk cargoes: sugar, (bulk/bagged), metals, ore, coal, building materials, timber, сoil and oil products, grains.
  • Container: Two berths are available for containers.
  • Crude oil / crude oil products: Tankers may berth at six specialised berths.

Restrictions:

Berth Nos
Draft
LOA
AirDraft
1-2
12.3
240
14.0
3
11.8
200
16.0
4
11.5
250
14.0
7
11.5
270
.
8
9.3
200
.
10
11.3
190
.
11
11.5
170
.
12
11.5
180
.
13
11.7
180
.
14
9.9
170
14.0
22
23
24
25
8.8
9.3
7.0
10.0
110
200
150
200
.
26
10.0
180
.
29
12.5
225
.
30
9.7
160
31
10.1
160
32
10.9
180
33
11.6
160
.
OIL TERMINAL
Draft
LOA
AirDraft.
1
12.3
lbp240
16.2
2,3
12.5
lbp250
18.5
4
9.8
120
15.5
5
6
7
TERMINAL 11
4
5
17
18-19
11.6
4.8
8.59.5
6.0
6.4
5.4

240
125 
135
160
135
130
130
15.5

Storage areas: There are areas/facilities available for cold storage and also open areas with concrete floors as well as warehouses.
Lighterage: It is available upon request.

 

Steel Products

The main commodity moved through Odessa port is steel and is loaded at the following berths:

Berth Nos
Cargo
Storage Area
3,4
SLABS, WRIC, BILLETS, COILS
150,000 mt
7, 8
All kinds of steel products
150,000 mt
10,11,12,13
All kinds of steel products
100,000 mt
25,26
HRS, CRS, Billets, Rebars, Plates
150,000 mt
32,33
All kinds of steel products
100,000 mt

Rates of loading for all kinds of steel products are defined by special agreements between shippers/forwarders and port. For most of the steel products, rates do not exceed the 1500 mt per vessel per 24 hrs. 
However, actually, following loading rates can be achieved: (mt per 1 hatch per 24 hrs) :

TYPE OF STEEL PRODUCT
Average Rate (mt)
Debars, rebars, slabs (weight < 10mt), billets, angles
1500
Slabs (weight > 10mt), rolled coils
1700
Loose plates (length < 9m)
1000
Loose plates (length > 9m)
800
Plates in bundles (length < 2.5m)
1300
Loose plates (length > 2.5m)
1150
W.R.I.C
900

Bulk Sugar

Bulk sugar is handled at berths 25/26 and 32/33. Actual average discharge rate is approximately 7,000 mts/wwd via grabs to conveyor and then to rw cars.

Grain

Grain is loaded at the following berths: 

Berth
Method
Average Rate
3,4
directly from rw cars
3000
29
30
directly from elevator
directly from elevator
15000
7000
31
directly from elevator
7000

Paper

Paper is handled at berths 9-13, 14, 31-33 with an average rate of 500 to 750 mt/pwwd.

Fertilisers at odessa

Fertilisers are loaded at berths 3 or 4.
Ammonium nitrate is loaded directly from rw wagons with average loadrate 3000 – 5000 mt/wwd (loadrate depends on wagon availability at port).
Urea is loaded from 20′ containers belonging to the port (it is accumulated first into them) with maximum loadrate 10000 – 12000 mt/wwd.

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