Due to current weather conditions which contribute ice forming, snow, stable temperatures below zero degrees at night, winds of the north-eastern direction in the coastal zone of the Azov Sea, including the northern Taganrog Gulf, there is the beginning of ice formation.
The port aquatory is covered with thin crashed ice, the fields of young ice are observed on the approach channel of the port from 0 km to 12 km, followed by clear water.
As of January 10, 2019, the ice campaign on the Mariupol Sea Port HAS NOT been announced, but all relevant services and the fleet are fully prepared for its possible start. Icebreaker "Captain Belousov", which was put into operation...
According to the Order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine No. 474 dated December 27, 2017, a coefficient of 0.8 is introduced to the rates of port charges (tonnage, canal, sanitary, anchorage, berthing and administrative).
Coefficient 0.8 is not applicable:
- during ship calls for loading or discharging transit cargo,
- for passenger ships,
- during ship calls to the seaports of the Danube River,
- for oil tankers,
- for light dues.
The rate of the lighth dues is reduced slightly.
The order is applied from 01 January 2018.
Due to appearance of ice on the approach channel in the seaport of Kherson, an ice campaign is being declared from 00:00 on January 27, 2018. The corresponding order issued by the Harbour Master will ensure the safety of navigation.
At the present time, on the Kherson Sea canal, there is an accumulation of ice up to 5 cm thick by 10 points cohesion, which descends along the Southern Bug River. The port service ships are fully ready for work in the conditions of the ice campaign.
Since the beginning of winter, the ice campaign has been announced for the first time, the other ports operate in the regular mode.
Source - UKRAINIAN SEA...
According to the operational information of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center in February 2018 in the area of the Sea of Azov, the following weather conditions will be observed:
February 1-10. The wind is west and north-west, on some days east, 3-8 mps. Air temperature from -3°C to +2°C.
February 11-20. The wind is southeast, 3-8 mps. Sometimes precipitation. In some days, fog. Air temperature from -2°C to +3°C.
February 21-28. Wind of the western quarter, 5-10 mps. Sometimes precipitation. Air temperature from -3°C to +2°C.
Taking into account the forecast, it is possible to assume with certainty that in the predominance of the...
The Government has supported the Ministry of Infrastructure's proposal to reduce the rates of port dues: tonnage, canal, sanitary, anchorage, berth and administrative by 20% starting from January 1, 2018.
The relevant Government Order was agreed upon during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which took place on January 11, 2018.
Due to the significant shallowing of the approaching canal of Mariupol and Azovstal ports for safe pilotage via canal and to prevent the landing of vessels on the ground at mentioned canals, until completion of the canal dredging the port of Mariupol, Harbour Master set the maximum draft since 07.11.2017 00:00 LT :
at the canal of Mariupol port - 7,50 м,
at the canal of Azovstal port - 2,80 м.