e-Book: Guide to Port Entry 2021 Edition


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e-Book: Guide to Port Entry 2021 Edition (Four Volume Set)

Guide to Port Entry eBook, published annually, is the most accurate and comprehensive port information resource, assisting you and your crew in planning port calls to over 17,900 global commercial ports and terminals.

Make seamless port calls a reality and be safe in the knowledge that your crew have a complete port overview with over 83 port information sections at their disposal, including pre-arrival information, details of the documentation required by the port, maximum size of vessel permissible and cargo facilities, as well as Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced by other seafarers visiting that port.

Over 22,600 port service providers are also given, together with their contact details, for quick access to the facilities you need.  Plus, when using our port information guide in conjunction with navigational information, you will have a clear understanding of the location of the facilities available by using our port plans, of which 5,932 are available.

Port data is also available in other formats, such as FindaportCD with quarterly updates or Findaport.com, updated daily.

Included within this edition is access to the latest port information updates via unique port QR codes, which can be scanned using a smartphone or tablet. As such, you can be safe in the knowledge that when planning a port call your vessel/s have all the essential information they need.

Key Features:

  • Information on 17,970 commercial ports and terminals in 191 countries
  • 108 new ports and terminals since the last edition
  • 5,932 port plans and mooring diagrams, designed and reviewed by our in-house cartographers
  • 83 port information categories providing extensive detail presented in logical sequence which your customers are familiar with
  • 22,614 port service providers
  • All data sourced directly from port authorities, agents or operators
  • Unique QR codes for each port entry providing access to updated port information via Findaport.com
  • Over 1,700 port reports provided directly from fellow seafarers following port visits


Volumes 1 and 2 consist of detailed port information laid out in logical sequence across 83 headings. For a full list of our headings, please click here.

All featured data is the result of constant research and attention to detail, with worldwide authentication through the key port authorities and agents.

ACE Reports. Many port entries benefit from Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced which are supplied by shipmasters, officers and others at the front end of the maritime industry. This invaluable information provides a unique insight into the facilities and conditions at the port encountered by fellow seafarers.

Volumes 3 and 4 provide usable and detailed port plans and mooring diagrams, invaluable to shipmasters approaching unfamiliar ports and berths.

Plans are available in six categories for easy reference:

  1. Country Plans: showing the location of ports
  2. Port Location: location of, and approaches to, ports, harbours and terminals
  3. Berth Locations: berth numbers and locations
  4. Berthing Diagrams: individual berth and mooring arrangements
  5. Berth Equipment: including cranes, manifolds, chiksans, fire-fighting equipment, fendering and much more
  6. Shipmasters' Plans: drawings/plans as supplied by shipmasters, officers, superintendents and other authoritative sources
Please be advised that all plans are displayed in Greyscale in Guide to Port Entry.


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