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Port of Melbourne

Introduction, Major Towns Near, Port Detail

The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s busiest port for containerized and general cargo. It is located in Melbourne, Victoria, and handles trade worth $AUD82 billion yearly. The port is also the world’s busiest transshipment port for containerized cargo. The port is located at the mouth of the Yarra River. Major towns near Melbourne port are Docklands, Port Melbourne, Southbank, and West Melbourne. It comprises three main facilities – the Swanson Dock complex, the Appleton Dock complex, and the Channel Deepening Project. The port is serviced by several shipping companies and is a significant hub for containerized cargo in the region.

Export /Import requirements

In order to ship cargo through the Port of Melbourne, businesses must comply with the port’s export and import requirements. These requirements are designed to ensure that cargo is shipped safely and securely and arrives at its destination in a timely and efficient manner. The Port of Melbourne’s import/export requirements include the following:

  1. Businesses must have a valid import/export license to ship cargo through the port.
  2. Cargo must be properly packaged and labeled.
  3. Shipping documents must be complete and accurate.
  4. Cargo must be insured.
  5. Payments for shipping services must be made in advance.

1 - AddressGPO Box 261 Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Australia

2 - Port AuthorityPort of Melbourne Corporation

3 - Phone+61 3 9628 7555

4 - Fax+61 3 9628 7550

5 - Email[email protected]

6 - Coordinates-37º -50' -22'' S, 144º 56' 39'' E

7 - Decimal-37.8397159, 144.9441684

8 - UN/LOCODEAUMEL

9 - Port TypeDeepwater Seaport

10 - Port SizeVery Large

11 - Websitewww.portofmelbourne.com

12 - TerminalYes

Informations
Port Detail

Inland port

Entrance Restrictions

Mean tide1 foot

Tide

Overhead Limit

Swell

Water Depth

Channel41 - 45 feet 12.5 - 13.7 meters

Cargo Pier31 - 35 feet 9.4 - 10 meters

Mean Tide

Anchorage36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

Oil Terminal26 - 30 feet 7.1 - 9.1 meters

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor SizeLarge

ShelterExcellent

Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length

Harbor TypeRiver Natural

Turning Area

Informations
Pilotage

Compulsory

Available

Advisable

Local Assist

Supplies

Provisions

Fuel Oil

Deck

Water

Diesel Oil

Engine

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts

25-49 Ton Lifts

50-100 Ton Lifts

100+ Ton Lifts

Fixed Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Floating Cranes

Loading & Unloading

Wharves

Med Moor

Ice

Anchor

Beach

Tugs

Assist

Salvage

Quarantine

Pratique

Deratt Cert

Port Services

Longshore

Electrical Repair

Steam

Electrical

Navigation Eq

Repairs, Drydock & Other Services

Ship Repairs

Marine Railroad

Drydock Size

Garbage Disposal

Dirty Ballast

Communications

Telephone

Radio

Air

Telegraph

Radio Tel

Rail

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Ocean

Economical, Efficient and
Environmental-friendly
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Air

Speedy, cost-effective
and Highly reliable
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Land

Door to door, low risk and
flexible
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Customs

Expert brokerage
assistance
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