Dnepropetrovsk River Port

Scheme of Dnepropetrovsk River Port


Dnepropetrovsk River Port
11, Amur-Gavan, Dnepropetrovsk, 49021, Ukraine.
Contacts and Phones of Dnepropetrovsk River Port
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Director General +380-56-7215560, fax +380-562-311532
Vice Director General on Operation and Port Activity +380-56-7215561
Vice Director General on Commerce +380-56-7215564
Deputy Director of Commerce and Finance +380-56-3705712, 7215562
Operator on Duty +380-56-7215500, fax +380-562-311591
Chief Operator +380-56-7215500, fax +380-562-311591
Senior Captain-Supervisor +380-562-311591
Chief Engineer +380-56-3705711
Chief Accountant +380-562-311590, +380-56-3704829
Head of The Amur-Gavan Cargo Area +380-56-7215564
Head of the City's Integrated Cargo Area +380-56-7215640
Director of River Passenger Transportation +380-56-7215443
Information Desk of River Station +380-56-7215626
Dnepropetrovsk Customs Office (station 2) +380-56-7219051, 7219052
Dnepropetrovsk (City Railway) +380-562-353748
Kaidakskaya railway station +380-562-332946
Nizhne-Dneprovskaya railway station +380-562-332301, 333204


In the center of Ukraine, 393 km from the mouth of the Dnepr river, it is situated the city of Dnepropetrovsk, which was called Yekaterinoslav until 1926. The city was founded in 1776, two years later, in 1798, the quay was completed. This part of the River Dnepr was a key section of the ancient route from the Varangians (Norsemen ie Vikings) to the Greeks'.

The development of the city and its rail and water transport activities sprang up in the 1880s. At present, there are about 150 various industrial enterprises in Dnepropetrovsk of different branches like metallurgy, metal processing, tool making, machine building and power engineering; chemical, light, construction and food industries. Also there is the flagman of missilery, Yuzhmash Rocket Plant.

The city's population is now approaching 1.5 million people.

Today Dnepropetrovsk has one of Ukraine's largest river ports. Thanks to its favorable geographical position, it fully meets the demands of the adjacent industrial regions for transport, storage and handling of various cargoes, e.g.: metal, grain, coal, containers, etc. For the countries on the Danube, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea, the river port is well-known as a foreign trade transshipment point.


General Information

The port's position: Latitude 48°30′N, Longitude 35°01′Е.

The port is situated 393 km away from the Dnepr's mouth, and has two major cargo areas on both banks. The City's integrated cargo area is on the right bank; upstream its affiliate Novye Kaidaki lies. The passenger quays are near the City cargo area.

The Amur-Gavan cargo area is situated on the left bank of Kirov backwater, upstream from which there is a Novy quay.

On the 28th km from the river Samara's mouth coming into the Dnepr, there is the port operated Novomoskovsk Quay.

In cold season easterly winds prevail in the port; in the warmer periods northwesterly and northerly winds prevail. On an average, there are 13–20 days a year with strong winds. The annual number of misty days varies from 43 to 71. In winter months, on an average 7–13 misty days a month are observed; in the summertime mists are observed not every year. From October to March mists last on an average 8 hrs a day and 3.6 hrs a day in the warmer season. The navigable period lasts 9–9.5 months a year on an average. The icy season lasts on an average 71 day a year. The ice is 5–30 cm thick. Icebreaking pilotage is available at the beginning of icy season (December) and at the end of it (March).

Entering and Leaving Port

Entering and leaving formalities for the ships passing from the river to the sea and back are performed by the State Port Control Inspection of Kherson River Port. A shipmaster should inform the Port Operator about the arrival over VHF radio, and he should fulfil all the instructions given by the operator. Navigation safety control in the port is performed by State Navigation Control Inspection (SNCI) of Dnepropetrovsky branch.

Navigational Conditions

The port is open for entry during the navigable period and when the Dnepropetrovsk reservoir water level is normal (51.4 m) to vessels and convoys of vessels with the draught 3.75 m in fresh water. If the overall dimensions of a vessel going to berth in Amur-Gavan, Novy Berth or Novy Kaidaki is more than 8 m high, their shipowners or agent must arrange in advance with the railway the date and time for raising the rail bridge, and pay for it before hand.


Pilotage is not compulsory for the vessels whose captains have certificates of competence for working on the river and have passed the regular attestation in the SNCI. For other ships the pilotage is compulsory. The shipmaster submits his request for a pilot to SNCI 48 hours before the maneuvers begin via the 5th channel VHF, Kama radio or by phones: +380 (562) 339785, 342472, (056)7215291 on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Tug Assistance

Shipmasters should submit their order for tug assistance to the port operator via VHF radio or over the phones: +380 (562) 311591, (056) 7215500 (24 hours) no less than 2 hours prior to the maneuvers. Tug assistance should be paid according to the port tariffs.


There are two roadsteads: the lower roadstead is situated at the left bank of island Zeleniy. Its length is 500 m, its depth is 4.6 m when the water level in the Dneprovskiy reservoir is normal: 51.4 m. The upper roadstead is situated along the right coast up the paired railway bridges. Its length is 600 m; its depth is 4.6 m.


The port's territory comprises 2 cargo areas. The total length of berths is 2,250 m.

The Amur-Gavan cargo area is specialized in handling of rolled metal, heavyweight containers, heavyweight cargoes, coal, coke, sand, iron ore pellets, mineral building materials, as well as loading grain cargoes on the bridge conveyor terminal and loading is carried out 'side-to-side' by gantry and floating cranes from non-self propelled ships.

Loading of vessels at the elevated conveying complex is performed by 2 conveyer belt lines from railway wagons and motor vehicles by direct variant. The intensity is up to 400 t per hour.

The port put into operation the second line of the grain berth for loading grain from wagons and road vehicles by direct scheme. Total capacity is 400 t per hour.

There are 6 non-self propelled ships of total cargo capacity of 7,000 t to accumulate grain cargo.

The City cargo area includes Novye Kaidaki affiliate handles general cargoes, metals, pipes, sand, crushed rock, slag, heavy lifts cargoes, mineral fertilizers.

There are 7 passenger terminals of 164 m total length in the port. Passenger vessels of passenger capacity of 700 people can be accommodated there.

Berths and Storages of Dnepropetrovsk River Port
Specialisation Berh Length (m) Depth (m) Open warehouse (m2)
Elevated Area
Bridge-conveyor line for loading grain 1 120 4
Coke 2 120 4 3600
Crane Area
Coal, coke, ore, bulk cargo 3 170 4 4000
Rolled ferrous metals,cast iron, bulk cargo 4 180 4 4800
Rolled ferrous metals 5 180 4 4800
Containers 20'/40' 6 205 4 6340
Dry-bulk cargo (sand, crushed rock, slag) 7 140 3,5 4200
Dry-bulk cargo (sand, crushed rock, slag) 8 230 3,5 6900
City area
Rolled ferrous metals 11 120 4 2000
Rolled ferrous metals 10 120 4 3000
General cargoes 11 120 4 3000 / 2592*
Novy Kaidaki Area
Rolled ferrous metals 12 150 4 2000
Dry-bulk cargo (sand, crushed stone) 13 150 3,5 5800
Passenger berths
Touristic 16 119 3,2
Local 17–23 45 3

* Sheltered warehouse

Cargo Handling Rates at Dnepropetrovsk River Port (t/day)
Cargo, kind of operation, lifting capacity of crane Ship's lifting capacity (t)
500-1000 1001-2000 2001-3000 More 3000
Grain heavyweight:
unloading, crane l/c 10 t 400 600 100 1000
loading board–board, CFL/5 400 600 900 900
Grain lightweight:
loading/unloading, crane l/c 10 t 300 400 500 500
loading board–board, CFL/5 300 400 600 600
Grain heavyweight, loading, bridge-conveyor line:
from wagons 1100 1300 1500 1500
from trucks 1100 1300 750 750
Grain lightweight, loading, bridge-conveyor line
from wagons 700 800 900 900
from trucks 700 800 450 450
Coal, loading, crane l/c 10 t 1100 1200 1200
Coke, loading, crane l/c 10 t 500 550 600
Ore, loading, crane l/c 10 t 1200 1300 1400
Ore, unloading, crane l/c 10 t 1000 1100 1200
Steel cast, loading,crane l/c 10 t 600 1000 1000
Steel reinforcing, loading, crane l/c 10 t 550 900 900
Steel in rolls, loading, crane l/c 10 t 650 700 750
Wire in coils, loading, crane l/c 10 t 550 600 650
Wire, loading, crane l/c 10 t 600 700 700
Pig iron, loading, crane l/c 10 t 600 700 850
Scrap metals, loading:
One crane l/c 10 t 400 450 450
Two cranes l/c 10 t 400 950 950
Pipes unpacked, loading, crane l/c 10 t 250 300 300
Pipes in bales, loading, crane l/c 10 t 450 500 500
Phosphorite, unloading, crane l/c 10 t 900 1000 1000
Bentonite clay unloading, crane l/c 10 t 900 1000 1000
Bulk round timber, loading, crane l/c 10 t 260 280 300
General cargoes over 0.5 t, crane l/c 10 t 140 400 400
General cargoes to 0.5 t, crane l/c 10 t 140 150 170
Cargoes in bigbags, unloading, 2 cranes l/c 10 t, 5 t 500 600 700
Loaded containers, 2 cranes l/c 10 t 400 440 480
Empty containers, crane l/c 10 t 200 250 250 250

Grain terminal of cargo area Amur-Gavan

The berth is intended to handle grain cargo from rail wagons and motor cars via overpass conveyor line on ships of river – sea type with ships carrying capacity of up to 5,000 t. Side trucks, single ones and those with trailers, are discharged by unloader Y15-URAG of 35 t l/c and RAZ-65 of 50 т l/c. Method of ship's loading: simultaneous grain discharge by gravity from two wagons and/or trucks through discharge hatches into receiving hopper, then on sloping conveyor to turning loading device with moving tripper, carrying out even ship's loading. Number of wagons per one marshalling of trucks is 14, time of vessels handling is 20–25 hours.

Storage Facilities

There are 2,600 m2 of sheltered warehouses and 60,000 m2 of openair storage areas in the port.


The port has:

  • rubber tired cranes of 36 т l/c – 2 units;
  • floating cranes for handling bulk cargoes at non-equipped berths and by board-to-board scheme of 16 t l/c – 1 units, of 5 t l/c – 2 units;
  • hydroloaders for loading sand from the river bed with their capacity of 900 m3/hrs – 2 units, 450 m3/hrs – 1 unit.

The nearest ports are: Zaporozhye, 86 km away; and Dneprodzerzhinsk, 39 km away.

There can be formed a train of carrying capacity of 6,000 t to deliver cargo to the ports of the Danube and the Dnepr with further cargo transshipment by port floating crane on seagoing vessels in the sea ports of Nikolaev, Yuzhniy and others for the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. There is the passenger fleet in the port to operate on local lines.

Cranes Technical Specification
Name Quantity Lifting Capacity (t) Outreach (m) Outreach beyound the waterfront (m)
grade hook
Ganz 4 5 5 25 13
Ganz 2 5 6 30 18
Albatros 4 10 10/20 32/16 26/10
Albatros 2 10 10/20 32/16 20/4
Albatros 6 10 10/20 32/16 23/7
Albrecht 4 10 10/20 32/16 23/7
Kirovets 2 10 10 30 21
Kirovets 2 10 12,5 30 21
Kirovets 3 16 20 30 21