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Ashdod

Ashkelon  Eilat  Haifa

 

Ashdod is located abt. 40 km south of Tel Aviv, adjoining the mouth of the Lakhish (Soukhrir) stream. The port of Ashdod is centered between two breakwaters, 2,200m and 900m long respectively. The Lee Breakwater forms the outer wall of No 1 quay; the rest of the port consists of seven piers and a jetty for general, bulk and containerized cargoes.
Load Line zone: Summer.
Max Size: Max draft: Panamax, 12.90m, Post Panamax 12.50m.
For vessels with draft exceeding 11.5 meters, coordination with harbour master through the ships agent is compulsory prior sailing to Israel.

NAVIGATION

Port limits: The port limits are as follows: 3149.50' 03436.00'E; 3153.40'N 03438.00'E
Sea buoys, fairways and channels: Directions for entering harbour: The approach to the harbour entrance is from NW and is clear of dangers.
Two lightbuoys (port hand, pillar) are moored 0.2nm and 0.5nm respectively NNE of the harbour entrance.
Pilot: Compulsory. Pilots can be contacted via VHF ch 16, 14 and 12, 12 hours prior to arrival. The pilot boards within or outside the main breakwater. The nearest berth is 1nm and the farthest is 2nm.
Anchorage: Outer anchorage: Anchorage in depths of 22-29m may be obtained West of the harbour,

Anchoring is prohibited within the limits of the port, E of Long 03437.6'E.

Tidal range and flow: MHWS 0.38m, MLWS 0.35m.
Dock water density: 1024.
Weather: Land and sea breezes all year round. In the winter there are sometimes SW gales, during the spring and autumn NW winds, sometimes reaching force 4/5 in the afternoon but calming down at the early evening.

Principal navigation aids: Principal marks: Landmarks (positioned from Ashdod light (3149'N 03439'E):
Ashdod light (conspicuous red and white checkered concrete tower, 42m in height), exhibited 0.35nm SE of the S end of the harbour.
Radio mast (conspicuous, red lights) (1.25nm NE).
Five chimneys (conspicuous, red lights) (1.5nm NNE).
Major light: Ashdod light.
Charts: BA 1585. Admiralty Pilot NP49.

Tugs: tugs are available: upto 40t bollard pull

 

Mooring information: Via port control Ch. 14,

BERTHS

Area

Usage

Length (m)

Depth (m)

Quays 1

Agriculture, General Bulk cargoes Ro-Ro

560

5-10.5

Quays 2

Waiting berth/Small craft

150

5

Quays 3

Passenger ships general and bulk cargoes Ro-Ro

620

9-11.5

Quays 4

Passenger ships general cargoes

207

12.5

Quays 5

general cargoes, bulk, container Ro-Ro

480

10.5-13.8

Quays 6

Waiting berth/Small craft

150

7 - 10

Quay 7

Container terminal

480

10 - 12

Quays 8

Ctr and Tanker

105

12

Quays 9

Coal + Conatiner

438

13.8

Quays 10

Bunker barge

150

4

Quays 11-12

Bulk Phosphate , potash

396

12 -13.8

Quay 30

explosives

150

9.5

Facilities:

Cranes are available: upto 50t, which can lift in tandem 75t
Gantry cranes available at the container berths.
Loading of bulk potash, phosphate and combined fertilizers is carried out by spout loaders at Piers No 11 and 12, capable of loading Panamax with a max LOA of 220m and a draft of 11m at Pier No 11 (potash) and 12.5m at Pier No 12 (phosphate).
Barges: Not available.

GENERAL

Repairs: Available.
Bunkers/water/stores/ Fresh water: Available.
Bunkering: Available.
Medical facilities: Available.

Transport:

Airport: Tel Aviv (international) (see also link page).
Crew change: available

Banks: Available.
Surveyors: Available.
Garbage: Garbage collection service available.
Officials and visitors: Permitted.

ALWAYS ASK ABOUT OUR D/A BEFORE CALLING ISRAELI PORTS : fix@shipbroker.co.il.

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