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Port Information

To some it might come as a surprise that not all ports and terminals around the globe are the same or have the same facilities available. In fact every port is different and developing constantly to meet the requirements of shipping companies visiting the port, freight forwarders, as well as the wider maritime community in the area.

Ports and terminals play a vital role in the transportation of global trade and therefore for shipping companies it is important to know what a port can offer them in terms of facilities available for loading and unloading cargo, as well as what the vessel and its crew have available to them in terms of services.

Shipping Guides Ltd have been collating port information since the 1960's, resulting in fantastic communications with ports. Our Guides are renowned amongst the global maritime community for providing the most accurate and comprehensive port data available and are therefore relied upon by maritime organisations planning a port call, including shipmasters, operators and charterers, to name a few. 

One of the most important features of our Guides is that the information has been fully authenticated by the relevant official authorities and edited by our dedicated team of ex-seafarers to ensure that the information provided is technically accurate and logically structured. Therefore port authorities and terminal operators know that when shipmasters use our Guides, they have all the information they need for a smooth and efficient visit.

In addition, our Guides also include Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced by seafarers visiting ports and terminals. These reports provide unique insights regarding the port which can in some cases contradict the ports official published details. As a result the seafarer benefits from having access to this complete view of the port. 

If you would like to submit port information, please see the menu to the right and select the appropriate link.


Searching for the latest port information updates?

The online port information resource, findaport.com, is updated daily with the latest port data available.