ADDRESSKherson Merchant Sea Port
4, Ushakova Ave., Kherson, 73000, Ukraine.
|Reception||+380-552-223248, 325252, факс 481402|
|Director General||+380-552-223248, факс 325252|
|Assistant of Director general on information questions and publishing||+380-552-481330, +380-50-3960125|
|Operation Deputy Director||+380-552-481422, 421343|
|Economics And Finance Director||+380-552-481313|
|Labour Protection and Environment Deputy Director||+380-552-481463, 262342|
|Deputy of Director general on coordination of and social questions||+380-552-481237|
|Trade Union Chairman||+380-552-481210|
|Harbour Master||+380-552-325333, 481487, fax 265086|
|Chief Operator||+380-552-481403, 264752|
|Head of Cargo Handling Area||+380-552-481226|
|Fire Dept||+380-552-481446, 481201|
|Border Post||+380-552-264618, 417237|
|Sanitary Quarantine Department||+380-552-454337, 467030|
|Boundary State Inspection on Quarantine of Plants||+380-552-417386|
The city of Kherson was founded in 1778.
In 1803 Kherson started developing as a merchant port. In 1806 the government assigned the means to build a shipyard, which annually launched from 20 to 30 merchant vessels. Economic needs of the city were growing simultaneously with the drift of labour, increase of population and construction volume.
In 1901, after thirty years of interrupt caused by dredging works on the Dnepr's riverbed, the city's seagate was opened again. Kherson engaged the glory of one of the most important ports exporting grain.
After World War II Kherson became an industrial, agricultural and cultural center in the south of Ukraine. Equipped with modern facil-ities, Kherson Merchant Sea Port was reputed as one of the leading ones in the Black Sea region and bulked large in USSR foreign trade.
For the time being Kherson Merchant Sea Port is a modern enterprise rendering high quality services on handling and transporting cargoes, providing safe navigation and state supervision concerning navigational safety and works on rating and certification.
PORT REGULATIONS AND NAVIGATIONAL INFORMATION
The port position is: Latitude 46°38'N, Longitude 32°37'E.
Kherson port is situated 15.0 km from the mouth of the river Dnepr on its right bank and is approached by going up the fairway of the Rvach river, up the Dnepr's Olkhovy arm, and the Dnepr itself.
The port is navigable year-round.
Northerly and northeasterly winds prevail.
Wind speeds over 15 m/s occur in 10 % of the year, usually between November and March. Fogs are observed 19–60 days per year on an average, and last 5–6 hours a day.
The Dneprovskiy estuary is declared a national reserve. Navigation is permitted only along its navigable arms. Navigation along the fairway leading into the port presents no big difficulties. In winter, when the Dnepr freezes over, vessels are led into the port by icebreakers.
Kherson port's roadstead is in the Dnepr between the upper roads for river-going vessels 1 km upstream from the elevator and the meridian of the eastern extremity of Maly Potemkin Island.
Kherson port is open to vessels of any flag year round, and can admit vessels of up to 200 m in length and 7.6 m draft, in fresh waters.
All navigation and maneuvers in the port are regulated by the Harbour Master. No vessel is allowed to enter or leave port, nor take up or change berth without the permission of SPCI.
Within port waters no ship, except hydrofoil vessels, may navigate at speeds over 6 knots. When navigating port waters, vessels coming within 500 m of a backwaters 1, 2 and 3 must sound one continuous signal, intensify the watch, keep to the middle of the river, and pass the backwater exits with particular care, bearing in mind that at any moment a vessel may exit a backwater and cross the vessel's path.
The assistance of tugs at Kherson port is compulsory for mooring operations. Number and capacity of tugs shall be determined by port pilot in agreement with shipmaster.
A tug is called for via the port's operator on duty. The towage of vessels with crews on board must be supervised by their shipmaster.
Policy on Staying in Kherson port
Handling of vessels in Kherson port shall be carried out under agreements made with cargo owners or their forwarders.
Cargo owners or their forwarders, in accordance with these contracts, must submit to port authorities the applications for handling the vessel no less than 6 days before the appointed month.
Vessels are not allowed to change its mooring place in the port without permission of the Operator on Duty or SPCI inspector.
SPECIALIZATIONKherson Sea Port specializes:
- transshipment of international and domestic cargoes;
- freight handling;
- packaging of bulk chemicals in 50 kg Eurobags and big bags;
- transport of international cargoes to ports of the Black Sea and to the Mediterranean by vessels of the port fleet;
- tug convoy;
- pilotage of vessels by icebreakers;
- quarrying and shipping of sand.
The port is designed to handle 4 million t of cargo a year. The port handles general and dry bulk cargoes: more than 40 % of cargoes handled in the port are mineral fertilizers and chemicals in bulk and in bales, about 40 % – grain. In the port they handle also all kinds of ferrous metal, pig iron in ingots, coke, ferrous alloys, timber, peat, etc.
There is one cargo handling area in Kherson Sea Port for handling general and bulk cargoes. Its berthing line runs 1,262 m.
The grain terminal is situated here. It includes a warehouse (cap. 20,000 t). Grain from railcars and motor vehicles is discharged into special bins, and then goes to the warehouse via the conveyor. A direct scheme of grain handling is also envisaged.
There is a special device to parcel fertilizers into 50 kg bags. The capacity of this device is 750 t per day. The bags are packed into soft containers, placing up to 2 t of cargo.
Other bulk cargoes are packed in the port too, round timber is packaged, etc.
To store grain, fertilizers and other cargo, they use 11 vessels of DM type having carrying capacity of 1,000 t and 2 barges having carrying capacity of 2,400 t.
|Specialization||Berth||Length (m)||Depth (m)|
|Bulk, grain cargoes||6||153,40||8,25|
|Coal, coke||Backwater no. 2||150,00||1,50|
|Coal||Backwater no. 2||80,00||5,50|
|Cargo||Operation (loading / discharging)||Rate (t/vesse/day)|
|Metal products||discharging / loading||100|
|General cargoes, import, till 50 kg||discharging||300|
|General cargoes, import, 50 kg and more||discharging||500|
|Cargo in bags||loading||1000|
|Cargo in bigbags||discharging / loading||1500|
|Sulphur||discharging / loading||2000|
|Bulk fertilizers, from a berth||discharging||2500|
|Bulk fertilizers, board to board||discharging||2500|
|Bulk fertilizers, wagon to board by 100 t crane||loading||2500|
|Bulk ammonia sulphate||loading||5000|
|Ammonia sulphate in bulk from semi-wagons||loading||2000|
|Phosphorites, board to board||loading||2000|
|Light grain via storage||loading||800|
|Light grain, direct scheme||loading||1500|
|Light grain, board to board||loading||850|
|Light grain, via terminal||loading||2000|
|Heavy grain via storage||loading||2000|
|Heavy grain, direct scheme||loading||3000|
|Heavy grain, board to board||loading||2000|
|Heavy grain, via terminal||loading||3000|
|Name, types||Quantity||Lifting Capacity(t)||Outreach (t)|
|KC 4572, automobile||1||16||4-16|
|Name, type||Quantity||Power (hp)|
|Volgo-Balt-218, dry cargo ship||1||1400|
|Kiliya, dry cargo ship||1||1320|
|Dunay, sea tug||1||800|
|Dnepr, Komkov, sea tug||2||1200|
|RBT-116, harbour tug||1||300|
|Salyut, harbour tug||2||225|
|M. Vorobyov, fueler||1||450|
|PS-305, bilge waters collector||1||225|
|Vodoley-1, oil collector||1||65|
|Kafa, roads launch||1||300|
|T. Kopeikin, roads launch||1||150|
|LK-49, pilot boat||1||300|
|Otvazhniy, firefighting boat||1||225|
|NMS-38, oil collector||1||135|
|DM, dry cargo ship||11||135|
|RIF, transport launch||1||150|
MachineryKherson port has:
- 22 fork-lift trucks of 1.5 t l/c;
- 10 fork-lift trucks of 4 t l/c;
- 7 fork-lift trucks of 5 t l/c;
- 4 fork-lift trucks of 10 t l/c;
- 4 bulldosers;
- 2 Sisu port tractors;
- 17 bucket loaders;
- 2 Symon-Richards packing machines with effective output of 120 t per hour;
- 5 haulage tractors МТЗ80;
- conveyor equipment;
- 2 stations for unloading of wagons.
Kherson Sea Port has a non-self propelled Vodoley vessel capable of carrying 800 t of fresh water for round-the-clock water bunkering.