Catania Port Technical Data

NAME OF PORT

Country: Italy; Region: Sicily; City: Catania; Port: Porto di Catania

Internet Web Sites: www.porto.catania.it; www.cataniacruiseterminal.it

Official Port Address: Via Beato Cardinale Dusmet, 2 – 95121 Catania – Italy

PILOTAGE

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

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; 319; mtrs

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

 

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 survey available, held in 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

Name of the berth: Sporgente Centrale, berths 10-11, 12 and 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;

Linesmen operations can be supplied, in case of need, also with motorboats;

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

  1. 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 survey available, held in September 2014);

Max Length/Draft permitted: 400/8.0 mtrs;

Name of the Berth: 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;

Linesmen operations can be supplied, in case of need, also with motorboats;

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);

  1.     Nuova Darsena Traghetti (New Ferry Dock)

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

Minimum Depth across the berths: 12,5 mtrs (bathymetric survey available, held in 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;

Linesmen operations can be supplied, in case of need, also with motorboats;

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).

Passenger terminal & related services operated by Catania Cruise Terminal srl www.cataniacruiseterminal.it

No Shore gangway available

PORT

Contact on arrival: Pilots, VHF channel: 12 (156,600 Mhz);

Telephone: Tel: +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:

  • Pilots: 06:01/20:00;
  • Linesmen: 06:01/20:00;
  • Tugs: 06:00/22:00;

Prevailing Weather: Winds: NE – 8,5 I & II quadrant; Currents: NO.

 

TOWAGE

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.

 

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.

 

PORT SECURITY INFORMATIONS

Access to Port area is under permission; VCC surveillance control room is operated 24/7 by Port Authority;

Hand and Luggage scanner are temporary out of order; Fixed fences positioned all around the harbour border; Vehicles access is monitored by electrically controlled barriers;

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

Name and contact of PFSO (Catania Cruise Terminal):

Mr. Mario RUSSO mrusso@cataniacruiseterminal.it

Tel. (mobile): +39.348 6263681.

Name and contact of DPFSO (Catania Cruise Terminal):

Mr. Antonio Di Monte adimonte@cataniacruiseterminal.it

Tel. (mobile): +39.337 560065