Guide to Port Entry

Providing vital information mariners need to ensure a seamless voyage from berth to berth.

The Challenges

There are thousands of maritime ports around the globe and no two are the same. Each has a unique layout and a distinct combination of regulations, restrictions, procedures, and requirements that mariners must know before executing a port call.

Ports are also always evolving to meet the needs of the global economy, which means the layout and location of facilities and services are liable to change. It is necessary to know terminal and berth specific information ahead of time, to plan a port approach that is efficient and minimizes unnecessary manoeuvering.


Comprehensive Data

Guide to Port Entry is renowned for providing the most accurate and comprehensive port data available. The database contains full information on charts, documents, procedures, types of cargo, restrictions and more. Customers all over the world value the scope and depth of information available to plan for efficient port stops.


Optimised Arrival Procedures

The details provided in the Guide to Port Entry products ensure that vessels can efficiently enter, navigate and exit ports in a timely manner. As port congestion becomes increasingly common, clear information on documents & certificates, port conditions, contact information for service providers and more is extremely valuable to plan for a smooth port stop.

What it enables


Pre-plan port entries and exits, vessel services, loading and unloading procedures for smooth port interactions


Know exactly who to contact and where to go for cargo management, vessel refueling and other services

Reduced Risk

Mitigate risk of environmental infractions and minimize unnecessary manoeuvring in potentially shallow and congested waters


Enable vessels to quickly enter and exit ports, exchange cargo and receive services unimpeded by avoidable circumstances

How it does this


Dedicated inhouse team source and maintain port data on a daily basis

Structured data

Data clearly presented in distinct categories and in a format that is easy to understand and action


Data provided directly by each port authority, agent or operator