Port of Melbourne
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.
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:
- Businesses must have a valid import/export license to ship cargo through the port.
- Cargo must be properly packaged and labeled.
- Shipping documents must be complete and accurate.
- Cargo must be insured.
- Payments for shipping services must be made in advance.
AddressGPO Box 261 Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Australia
Port AuthorityPort of Melbourne Corporation
Phone+61 3 9628 7555
Fax+61 3 9628 7550
Coordinates-37º -50' -22'' S, 144º 56' 39'' E
Port TypeDeepwater Seaport
Port SizeVery Large
Mean tide1 foot
Channel41 - 45 feet 12.5 - 13.7 meters
Cargo Pier31 - 35 feet 9.4 - 10 meters
Anchorage36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters
Oil Terminal26 - 30 feet 7.1 - 9.1 meters
Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length
Harbor TypeRiver Natural
0-24 Ton Lifts
25-49 Ton Lifts
50-100 Ton Lifts
100+ Ton Lifts
and Highly reliable
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