Catania Port Technical Data

CRUISE PORT

Port: Porto di Catania

Country: Italy;

Region: Sicily;

City: Catania;

Port Authority: Port System Authority of Eastern Sicily Sea (Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Orientale);

Internet Web Sites: www.cataniacruiseterminal.it

Official Cruise Port Address: Sporgente Centrale, porto – 95121 Catania – Italy

BERTHS

Location of berths:

1. Sporgente Centrale (Central Pier) - Lat: 37° 29’ 47’’ N; Long: 15°, 05’ 39’’ E;

Total length of the berths (no dolphins): 310 mtrs (berths 10-11), 120 mtrs (berth 12), 190 mtrs (berth13);

Minimum Depth across the berths (bathymetric data available, dated September 2014):

  • - berth 10 – 11:     10 mtrs
  • - berth 12:            10 mtrs
  • - berth 13:            10 mtrs

Max Length/Draft permitted:

Berth 10-11: 340/9,5 mtrs

Berth 12: 190/9,5 mtrs

Berth 13: 210/9,5 mtrs

Berth name: Sporgente Centrale, berths 10-11, 12, 13;

Type of the berth: Cruise / Cargo;

Height of the pier above MLW: 2,70 mtrs;

Maximum Tidal Range & Max currents: +/- 30 cm;

Type and spacing of fenders: Yokohama air filled (diameter 3,3 mtrs; lenght 6,5 mtrs ); 50 mtrs distance each other;

Bollard spacing and bollard pull/strength: 20 meters/100 ton (chart datum);

Preferred side of ship alongside: starboard side;

Pier width (clear distance from pier edge to closest obstruction): 50 mtrs.

 

2. Molo di Levante (East Pier) - Lat: 37° 29’ 48’’ N; Long: 15° 05’ 56’’ E;

Total length of the berth (no dolphins): 200 mtrs (berth 24 – 25) + 500 mtrs (berths 26 – 27);

Minimum Depth across the berth: 9,50 mtrs (bathymetric data available, dated September 2014);

Max Length/Draft permitted: 400/8.0 mtrs;

Berth name: Molo di Levante, berths 24-25-26-27;

Type of the berth: Cruise / Cargo;

Height of the pier above MLW or chart datum: 2,50 mtrs;

Maximum Tidal Range & Max currents: +/- 30 cm;

Type and spacing of fenders: Yokohama air filled (diameter 3,3 mtrs; lenght 6,5 mtrs ); 50 mtrs distance each other;

Bollard spacing and bollard pull/strength: 20 meters/ 150 ton;

Preferred side of ship alongside: starboard side;

Pier Obstructions: lighting pole (50 mtrs) at berth 24;

Pier width (clear distance from pier edge to closest obstruction): (berth 24) 50 mtrs; (berths 25, 26, 27) 20 mtrs (breakwater wall);

 

3. Nuova Darsena Traghetti (New Ferry Dock)

Total length of the berth (no dolphins): 300 mtrs;

Minimum Depth across the berths: 12,5 mtrs (bathymetric data available, dated July 2015);

Max Length/Draft permitted: 380/12 mtrs Name of the Berth: Berth 37 – new ferry dock;

Type of the berth: Cruise / Cargo;

Height of the pier above MLW: 2,50 mtrs;

Maximum Tidal Range & Max currents: +/- 30 cm;

Type and spacing of fenders: cylindrical rubber fenders 1,5 mtrs Ø 100 mm; 20 mtrs distance each other;

Bollard spacing and bollard pull/strength: 20 meters/ 150 ton (chart datum);

Preferred side of ship alongside: starboard side;

Pier Obstructions: lighting pole (50 mtrs);

Pier width (clear distance from pier edge to closest obstruction): 50 mtrs;

 

Distance from berths to city centre: KM 2,5 (Molo di Levante); KM 1,5 (Sporgente Centrale); Km 3,5 (New Ferry dock).

Shore gangway: not available;

Linesmen operations: available. In case of need, they can be supplied also with motorboats.

Linesman working hours: 06:01/20:00;

PILOTAGE

Pilotage is compulsory: Please call on VHF channel 12 (156,600 Mhz);

Telephone: +39.095 531900 // +39.0955 36133

Fax: +39.095 530870

E-mail: piloti.ct@tin.it (notice required)

Passenger vessels have priority to berth. There isn’t any restrictions on arrival/departure time.

Working hours: 06:01/20:00;

Position of pilot station: Lat: 37°28′, 47”N; Long: 15°06’12”E;

Distance from Pilot Station to dock: 2.220 mtrs/ 1,2 NM;

Estimated time from Pilot Station to dock & max speed for transit: 30 Min; 6 KNTS;

No air draft restrictions;

Turning basin: minimum depth 12 mtrs; diameter 400 – 450 mtrs;

Port established Max Ship’s Draft: 9.50 mtrs;

Port established Max Ship’s LOA: 400 mtrs;

Port established Max Ship’s width: no limits;

Name/Draft/LOA of largest cruise ship to safely call in port: Celebrity Silhouette / 8,23 / 319mtrs;

Channel Minimum Depth during Transit: 12 mtrs;

Narrowest width of channel, from Pilot to Berth: 230 mtrs;

Height from sea level of Pilot boat: 1 mtr.

Winds: NE – 8,5 I & II quadrant;

Currents: NO.

TUGBOAT

No Tug(s) compulsory;

There is 1 local tug available 24/7 (1500 HP). In case of need 2 more tugs can come from Augusta in about 3 hrs. Additional tug(s) should be available with 24 hrs pre-notice.

Working hours: 06:00/22:00;

ANCHORAGE

Anchorage Position

a1) Lat: 37° 30’.1 N; Long: 15° 06’.6 E;

a2) Lat: 37° 29’.8 N; Long: 15° 06’.8 E;

a3) Lat: 37° 29’.6 N; Long: 15° 06’.5 E;

a4) Lat: 37° 29’.4 N; Long: 15° 06’.6 E;

Min. depth of Anchorage: 25 mtrs;

Type of Bottom: MUD / SAND;

No tender pier or landing stage, neither shore-tenders available.  

TERMINAL SECURITY INFORMATIONS

VCC surveillance control room is operated 24/7 by Catania Cruise Terminal.

Handbag and luggage scanner are available.

Fixed fences positioned all around the harbour border.

Vehicles access is monitored by electrically controlled barriers.

ISPS certificate is approved (Decree n. 24/2011 on 15/03/2011).

 

Name and contact of Catania Cruise Terminal PFSO:

Mr. Mario Russo, mrusso@cataniacruiseterminal.it, mob.: +39.348 6263681

 

Name and contact of Catania Cruise Terminal DPFSO:

Dr. Antonio Di Monte, adimonte@cataniacruiseterminal.it, mob.: +39.337 560065