Yalta Sea Port


5, Roosevelt Str., Yalta, Crimea, 98600, Ukraine.
Yalta Merchant Sea Port on Map Scheme of Yalta Merchant Sea Port
Contacts and Phones of Yalta Sea Port
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Reception Desk+7-978-230065, факс 323926
General Director+7-978-230065
Chief Engineer+7-978-328969
Deputy of General Director+7-978-326378
Chief of Labor Security+7-978-323872
Deputy of General Director on Marketing+7-978-233885
Dispatcher of Passenger Complex+7-978-0186251
Chief Accountant+7-978-328642
Head of Marketing department+7-978-230558
Harbor Master+7-978-327711
port State Control (PSC)+7-978-322349
Head of Port Fleet+7-978-325562
Head of Passenger Terminal+7-978-328627
Customs Office+7-978-350638
Border Office+7-978-324166
Sanitary-Quarantine Department+7-978-350627
Plant Quarantine Department+7-978-323655
Veterinary Control Department+7-978-326884
Ecological Control of State Inspection of Black Sea+7-978-275054


Yalta is the tourist capital of the Crimea.

This city dates back to the middle of the 12th century, when it was known as Dzhalita. Besides its highly developed health resort industry (hotels, specialized sanatoriums, holiday hostels), Yalta is also famous for its winery, Massandra, residences of Russian Tsars and aristocracy, its unique Nikitsky Botanical Garden, the picturesque villa Swallow's Nest, etc. Yalta takes the first place in the Crimea as to the number of sights, and it is the recognized summer capital of Ukraine. Population of Big Yalta is approx. 200,000 people.

Being a state enterprise in the system of Ukrainian Ministry of Transport and Communications, the port performs its activity based on independent balance. In the centre of Yalta, there is the passenger complex of the port, the cargo-passenger complex is located eastward of Yalta, in Massandra. Port points and berths to serve passengers can be found in the other communities, from Foros to Sudak.

State enterprise Yalta Merchant Sea Port id specialized in passenger carriages. It is one of the three Ukrainian ports accommodating cruise vessels. The port also handles domestic cargoes, mainly building materials.


The article is based on the Mandatory Regulations issued for Yalta Merchant Sea Port dated 01.03.2005.

General Information

Position: Latitude 44°29'N; Longitude 34°11'Е.

In the Port of Yalta navigable period is possible all year round, port waters do not freeze.

On the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula northeasterly and northwesterly winds prevail. Easterly winds near the shore become more intensive than out in the open sea. Southeasterly and southwesterly winds are relatively infrequent and do not last long but it is with these winds that ships lying in port roads near the shore shall put out to open sea. Long calms are frequent enough near the shore in summer. Fogs are generally observed from November till May.

Yalta port water comprises a passenger terminal area of 12.15 ha, a cargo-passenger area of 8.2 ha, anchorage area No. 393 and protected zones adjoining the berths of port points.

The passenger terminal water area is bounded by the eastern mole, by berths Nos. 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9, and by the line connecting the sea boundaries of the protective western and eastern moles. The port also includes a 50 m wide strip of sea adjoining berth No. 9.

The water area of the cargo-passenger area is bounded by the protective mole; cargo berth No. 3 on Cape Filari and the line connecting Cape Filari and the protective mole's extremity.

Entering and Leaving Port

Any ship entering or leaving the port of Yalta should have the permission of the Port Operator or the State Port Control Inspection Master on Duty.

The shipmaster should submit the following information to the port authorities:

  • ship's name and ship owner's name (freighter's name);
  • port of departure;
  • time of departure;
  • ship's length and width;
  • presence of protruding parts on board ship;
  • bow and aft draught;
  • number of passengers;
  • type of cargo and its specification;
  • type of fumigant, mass of cargo, its placement on board the ship, length of one peace of lengthy cargo and mass of heavy weights (more than 3 t.);
  • name of consignee; need of bunkering, fresh water service, provision supply, etc.

Tanker's master should report his insurance police and spillage damage responsibility no later than 72 hours in advance.

Navigational Conditions

While a large tonnage vessel is entering or leaving the port, any traffic of other ships is absolutely forbidden.


When the shipmaster notifies the port about ship's ETA, he should also order a pilot for entering the port. Before leaving the port, a pilot must be ordered at least 2 hours prior to full readiness of the ship for departure.

Pilotage in port Yalta is carried out 24 hours a day.

Pilotage in port Yalta is compulsory for: foreign cargo vessels regardless of their type and tonnage and Ukrainian vessels over 50 m. long that are not the property of Yalta port.

Tug Assistance

Tug assistance is compulsory for mooring operations of ships with a cargo capacity exceeding 500 GRT and with the length over 50 m.

Towage of non-self propelled vessels is prohibited in the port's water area, when the wind force is above 5. Towage and mooring operations while the wind force is above 5 may be carried out only by the Harbour Master's permission. Shipmasters should apply for tugs 2 hours prior to their entry (departure).


Anchorage area No. 393 is bounded by the lines connecting the points with the following coordinates:

  • 44°29'30''N, 34°10'57''E;
  • 44°29'30''N, 34°11'39''E;
  • 44°29'12''N, 34°11'39''E;
  • 44°29'12''N, 34°10'36''E.

Policy on Staying in Port

Incoming vessels, which have not obtained a berth or a pilot, shall anchor in the outer road in anchorage area No. 393. In all other cases it is prohibited to drop anchor in the port roadstead without special permission of the Harbour Master.


The port receives cruise vessels both at its berths and in the roadstead.

The ports's modern cargo handling terminal was put into operation in 1986, in Massandra. This terminal can handle up to 2 million t of cargo per year. In the USSR times, the port's fleet of recreational vessels carried up to 6 million passengers per year. At present they can still carry up to 1.5 million passengers per year.

Berths of Yalta Sea Port
SpecializationBerthLength (m)Depth (m)
Passenger Terminal
Lay-up of port fleet ships31806,50
Cargo-Passenger Port Point
Lay-up of auxiliary service fleet13606,50
For oil carrying and Ro-Ro type vessels with stern doors21956,50
Cargo-passenger and for Ro-Ro type vessels with side doors32808,20
Berths of Port Points
PassengerRabochiy ugolok984,00
PassengerNikitskiy botanicheskiy sаd753,50
PassengerZolotoy plyazh643,50
PassengerLastochkino gnyezdo503,70
Cargo Handling Rates of Yalta Port (t/day)
CargoHandling technology schemeRate (t/shift)
Bulk cargoeshold - crane - warehouse4200 t./day
Cargoes in paper bagshold - crane - lift truck - warehouse440
Pipes with diameter of 700 mm (in loose)hold - crane - warehouse235
Metals in packets and loose (sheet steel, roofing iron)hold - crane - warehouse410
Metals in packets and loose (sheet steel, roofing iron)hold - crane - car290
Wire in rollshold - crane - warehouse315
Wire in rollshold - crane - car220
Rolled ferrous metals (reinforcing, rolled and etc.)hold - crane - warehouse430
Rolled ferrous metals (reinforcing, rolled and etc.)hold - crane - car390
Round timber in sling-containers and loosehold - crane (grab) - car404
Round timber in sling-containers and loosehold - crane (grab) - car360
Round timber in sling-containers and loosehold - crane - warehouse480
Round timber in sling-containers and loosehold - crane - car336
Timber in sling-containershold - crane - warehouse183
Timber in sling-containershold - crane - car122
Carshold - crane - warehouse61 pcs/shift
Cranes' Technical Spesification
Name, typeQuantityLifting Capacity (t)Outreach (m)
grab hook
Ganz, gantry35630
Albatros, gantry2102032/16-8


The port Yalta comprises a passenger terminal area, which is situated on the city center's coastline (5.51 ha), a cargo-passenger port point, situated one mile eastwards of the city center (Massandra district, 3.34 ha) and a number of other port points from Sudak to Foros.

The total area of open cargo storage amounts to 15,000sq. m.

Yalta Port's Fleet
Name, typeQuantityPower (hp)Lifting Capacity (t)Passenger CapacitySpeed (knots)
Ivan Lesovikov,cargo vessel19743000,0010,60
Pyotr Llidov, cargo vessel1970,003000,0010,60
Tavriya, cargo vessel1972,003000,0010,60
Golubaya Strela, Krymskaya Strela, high-speed passenger catamaransкатамараны24080,0029832,00
V. Lugovskoy, passenger1960,0025010,50
Margeyt, passenger1960,0025010,50
S. Smit, passenger1960,0029410,50
Passenger vessels of tipe 143011440,0020014,00
Yaltinets, tug1231,5010,50
Chayka, KPK-31, high-speed passenger hydrofoil vessels276,00527,00
LK-88, pilot boat1440,0012,00
MNMS-83, oil-garbage collector199 ,005,00

Passenger Terminal

The passenger terminal can handle ships up to 293 m. in length (in favorable weather) and with draft up to 8.6 m. For passengers arriving on larger vessels, special port shuttle boat service is provided.

Cargo-Passenger Port Point

Cargo-passenger Port Point of Yalta Merchant Sea Port

The cargo-passenger port point area has a berth equipped with cranes that have lifting capacities of 10–20 t and a berth for Ro-Ro vessels with aft ramp ferryboats of draft up to 6 m.

Port Point and Berths

Foros, Simeiz, Alupka, Miskhor, Lastochkino Gnyezdo, Zolotoy Plyazh, Livadiya, Inturist, Donbass, Moris Torez, Nikitskiy Botanicheskiy Sad, Gurzuf, Frunzenskoye, Rabochiy Ugolok, Alushta, Malorechenskoye, Rybachye, Morskoye, Sudak render passenger operations by means of port fleet.


The port has three lift trucks of 5 t. l/c each.