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Guide to Port Entry 2013-2014

Guide to Port Entry 2013-2014
Guide to Port Entry 2013-2014 Guide to Port Entry 2013-2014
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The original port information resource in book format is awarded 'Innovation of the Year'
                                                                                                                       (PPA, 2013)


Present on the bridge of the majority of commercial vessels, Guide to Port Entry is quite simply the most accurate and comprehensive port information resource available to the shipping industry. This extensive four-volume, hardback guide is published biennially and provides port information sourced directly from port authorities, agents and operators on over 9,800 ports and terminals worldwide.

Make seamless port calls a reality. With over 70 standard headings available, important port details are provided, including details of documentation required by the port, berth dimensions and cargoes handled, plus any restrictions the port might have. Over 20,000 port service providers, together with their contact details, are also given 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 over 4,800 are available.

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. More information about the QR system is available here. 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.

If you would prefer to access Guide to Port Entry in a digital format instead of paper, please consider one of our other products: FindaportCD or Findaport.com
  • QRcodes for access to updated information New Feature wins 'Innovation of the Year'
  • Over 6,500 A4 pages - 3,500+ of port information
  • Over 4,800 plans and mooring diagrams, 283 of which are new 
  • Over 20,000 port service providers
  • Over 9,700 ports, terminals and places
  • 110 new entries
  • Nearly 3,000 terminals
  • 2,700 Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced
  • 60% of updates received directly from port authorities
  • No advertising, no duplication
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Volumes 1 and 2 consist of detailed port information laid out in logical sequence across 70 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.

Guide to Port Entry Text Sample
Plans
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.

Guide to Port Entry Plan Sample
QRcodes have been incorporated into for each port within Guide to Port Entry. Scan these codes using a smartphone or tablet to take you directly to the port’s update page on our online site, Findaport.com, updated daily.
 
What are QRcodes? 
QRcodes are a semi-intelligent internet update service. Many smartphones, tablets and laptops now have QRcode scanners available, mostly free-of-charge. These scanners photograph QRcodes such as ours and jump to the location embedded in the code.
 
We have chosen to embed an update checker into our published codes. So if you scan the code for one of our ports, it will take you to an application on our Findaport.com website which will check whether there have been any updates to the information for that port since the book was published. It will also give you the opportunity to purchase the latest information for a small fee.