Ilichevsk Fishery Port

Scheme of Ilichevsk Fishery Ports


Ilichevsk Fishery Sea Port
Ilichevsk-5, Odessa Region, 68094, Ukraine.
Contacts and Phones of Ilichevsk Fishery Ports
Reception +380-48-7170511, fax 7170512
Commercial Director +380-48-7170543
Legal Department +380-48-7170523
Chief Accountant +380-482-398593
Chief Engineer +380-48-7170550
Chief Operator +380-48-7170544
Head of Transport-Storage Department +380-48-7170603
Head of Loading Area +380-482-398608
Port State Control Inspection (PSC) +380-48-7170627
Fire Inspector +380-48-7170634
Customhouse +380-48-7170666
Black Sea Environmental State Inspection +380-48-7170710
Veterinary Control Department +380-48-7170662


Construction of Ilichevsk Fishery Sea Port was started in 1968. Port water area was formed by deepening of Sukhoy Liman (estuary) and making of approach canal through the sand spit separating the Liman from the Black Sea. The first vessel called at the port in 1971. Before 1996 most cargo transferred via the Ilichevsk Fishery Sea Port was of food nature, as a rule they were fishing products. Thus, port infrastructure was designed for handling of fishing products.

Currently Ilichevsk Fishery Sea Port is a port that handles different types of cargo.


Radio communication is performed via Ilichevsk Merchant Sea Port.


General Information

Ilichevsk Fishery Port's position: latitude 46°19′27′′N, 46°19′16′′N, 46°19′18′′N, 46°20′24′′N, 46°20′27′′N; longitude 30°40′14′′E, 30°40′08′′E, 30°39′57′′E, 30°39′33′′E, 30°39′42′′E.

Waves in the port waters normally do not exceed 1.1 m.

The coldest month is January with an average temperature of -1.6 °C.

The warmest month is July (average temperature +20.9 °C). NW winds prevail.

From November till March the most prevalent winds are NE and NW (up to 50 % of the time).

Average wind speed is 4.9 m.

There are about 122 days of rainfall and 44 foggy days per year. Fog is usually observed during the November to March period, when air temperature is from 0 to +5 °C, with SE winds.

Entering and Leaving Port

Ilichevsk Fishery port is navigable all year round.

The shipmaster or ship agent must notify the port of the vessel's ETA 10 days in advance and reconfirm it in detail 72, 24 and 4 hours before ETA, as well as provide information of:

  • the shipowner;
  • the charterer;
  • ETA at the reception buoy;
  • the vessel's draught and length;
  • the cargo plan, if cargo discharge is planned;
  • full information on cargo documents present;
  • information about the ship's compliance with MARPOL 73/78 requirements and presence of certificates aboard confirming: prevention of sea pollution by oil, sewage and garbage; whether it has no sanitary or other restrictions that hamper its readiness for cargo handling;
  • data on cargoes to be (un)loaded;
  • number of cargo holds to be (un)loaded;
  • a cargo list, which is sorted from top to bottom, according to the sequence of holds to be (un)loaded, and specified by aggregative nomenclature;
  • specifications of physical and chemical properties of its cargoes in accordance with the quality certificate;
  • information about the vessel's readiness to perform cargo operations through all or some of its hatches;
  • any other information about the ship and cargo pertinent to securing normal handling of the ship in the port.

All and any delays a vessel has during its voyage, which may cause its late arrival, must be immediately reported by the shipmaster via the agent. Otherwise, and also if the shipmaster fails to provide necessary information within adequate time, the vessel's laytime is increased by 24 hours and all expenses and losses incurred by this (idle stay of transport means and crew, storage of cargo, etc.) fall to the vessel's account.

All shipmasters must formalize the ship's entry at the Port Control Inspection (PCI) within24 hours from the vessel's arrival time in port.

Navigational Conditions

The declared draught permissible in Ilichevsk Fishery Port waters is 10.5 m, so vessels with deeper draught must obtain the Harbour Master's permission to enter. The maximum speed of passage through the approach channel is 6 knots.


Pilotage at Ilichevsk Fishery Port is obligatory for all vessels of 500 GRT or more. Entering and leaving the port and re-mooring are provided round-the-clock but only with pilotage. Vessels should submit their application for pilotage via Vessel Traffic Service when approaching the port or lying at anchor in the outer roads.

A ship's master or an agent orders a pilot and tugs via the pilot service operator, after obtaining entry clearance from the SPCI, 30 min. before the vessel's full readiness for mooring operations. Pilotage and mooring operations are prohibited, when wind speed exceeds 14 m/s.

Tug Assistance

Towage is permitted if wind speed does not exceed 15 mps. The shipmaster must submit application for tugs via his agent no less than 2 hours before the ship is ready. Tugs are then called for by the master via the pilot service operator, 45 min. before the vessel's full readiness.


Bunkering at Ilichevsk Fishery Port is not available.


Ilichevsk Fishery Port can handle up to 2 million t of cargoes per year.


Territory of Ilichevsk Fishery Port totals 37 hectares. Its water's depths at the waterfront exceed 10.5 m. Its berthing line totals 1,130 m. Its ten berths are equipped with 15 gantry cranes of various lifting capacities.

The port is connected with the main rail track network and highways of Ukraine and CIS. It has a rail siding with daily capacity of 150 wagons, connecting the port with Ilyichevsk-Paromnaya railway station located at a distance of 5 km from the port.

Ilichevsk Fishery Port Daily Capacity
Cargo Volume (t/day) Wagons (units)
Steel products 12000 60
Grain 1500-3000 25
Food products 3000 15
Fishery products 1000-2000 20
Bulk cargo 12000 60

Specialized Terminals

Ilichevsk Fishery Port has the following specialized terminals for handling cargoes.

Terminal for Handling of Open Storage Bulk Cargo (Export/Import)

For the time being the port domesticated some new kinds of cargo flows:

  • metal ores;
  • other open storage bulk cargoes.

The complex is able to handle up to 1.2 million t a year. Handling is carried out at two deep-water berths of over 274 m in length equipped with cranes of 6-140 t l/c. Depths at the quay wall allow accommodation of vessels up to 40,000 t. The complex also is fitted out with lift trucks and the other required machines what enables to handle vessels with the intensity of up to 12,000 t daily. The storage of cargoes is performed at the open yards. These areas can house up to 130,000 t of cargo simultaneously. The prospects for the complex development envisage the purchase of new types of handling equipment and machines. This is the port's primary concern.

Fresh Frozen Products Handling Terminal

Handling of fishery products has been of great importance for the port at all stages of its development. The fresh frozen products handling terminal turnover is 100,000 t a year.

The terminal is equipped with a berth refrigerator of 7,000 t (temperature range of up to –25 °C).

Cargoes are handled at two berths Nos. 3, 4 of over 200 m in length and 10.5 m in depth, which are equipped with gantry cranes of 3.2–6 t l/c. Daily turnover is 1,200 t.

At the terminal, the fresh frozen products are discharged from the ships into the wagons and port refrigerator, and from the refrigerator into wagons and motor vehicles.

Capacity of under ramp line is 2 mechanized sections (4 running wagons).

Time of cargo handling operation (loading – discharging of one refrigerated section) is 4 hours plus 1.0 hours for supply – departure of wagons.

Freezing chambers of the refrigerator are being renovated now to provide storage of fresh frozen products in accordance with world standards. At the terminal all cargo handling is automated.

The terminal provides constant control for keeping to sanitary standards.

One of the advantages of the terminal is availability of the bonded warehouse at the port refrigerator to provide quicker clearance of all formalities related to customs and sanitary control of handled products.

General Cargo Handling Terminal

Modern terminal for handling general cargo (bananas, citrus, rice, sugar, cocoa beans, etc.) is assigned to handle 300,000 t a year. Handling is carried out at three berths Nos. 4, 5, 6 of over 300 m in length, which are equipped with gantry cranes of 3.2–6 t l/c.

Cargo is stored in the warehouse for general cargo having total area of 25,000 sq. m. Intensity of vessels handling amounts to 800–2,000 t a day.

Productivity of berth lines is 8 wagons on one berth line.

Berthage of under ramp line is 4 wagons.

Terminal provides optimum conditions for handling and storage of all types of food products in the warehouse. There is a terminal for storage of bananas and citrus fruits with capacity for simultaneous keeping of up to 5,000 t. It provides optimum temperature for their long term storage.

The prospect for terminal development intends the growth of general cargo turnover due to increase of discharge rates and attraction of new cargo flows.

Availability of the bonded warehouse on the territory of the terminal ensures cargo flow of transit cargoes.


Ilichevsk Fishery Port has:

  • 14 gantry cranes including:
    • Forel of 3.2 l/c – 2 units;
    • Ganz of 5/6 t (grapple/hook) l/c – 8 units;
    • Ganz of 16/27.5 t l/c – 2 units;
    • Sokol of 32 of 16/27.5 t l/c – 1 unit;
    • Albatros of 10/27.5 t l/c – 1 unit;
    • mobile cranes Liebherr with l/c up to 140 t – 2 units;
    • excavator EX-135 Fiat Kobelco of 40 t l/c – 1 unit;
    • truck tractor Terberg of 40 t l/c – 1 unit;
    • container loaders Fantuzzi of 45 t l/c – 1 unit, of 8 t l/c – 1 unit;
    • container semitrailers BECTT-930050 of 60 t l/c – 5 units;
    • front end bucket loader PetroNick-956 of 5 t l/c – 1 unit;
  • orklift trucks:
    • Toyota of 1.5 t l/c – 10 units;
    • Toyota of 2 t l/c – 5 units;
    • Toyota of 2.5 t l/c – 12 units;
    • Nissan of 1.5 t l/c – 2 units;
    • Linde of 1.8 t l/c – 5 units;
    • Linde (electro-powered) of 1.8 t l/c – 3 units;
    • LInde of 3 t l/c – 1 unit; Jungheinrich of 7.5 t l/c – 1 unit.