Category Archives: ENTERING PORTS

Entering the port of Lyttelton, New Zealand

Entering the port of Lyttelton

Lyttelton Harbour, also known as Whakaraupo, lies in the SW corner of the Pegasus Bay, on the NW side of Banks Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand. Situated on an inner harbour in the middle of the North side of Lyttelton Harbour, Lyttelton is a custom and fishing port and a port of entry. It is the principal port of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand and it is situated about 12 miles to the NW from the city of Christchurch.

Entering the Port of Tauranga, NZ

Entering Tauranga

Tauranga Harbour is an extensive harbour, with a mostly low, sandy foreshore, formed between Matakana Island and the mainland to the West. Most of the SE part of the harbour is occupied by shallow or drying banks of sand and shell between which there are a few navigational channels.

Entering/departure Maneuver Port Chalmers, NZ

Entering Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers is one of the three ports which comprise Port Otago and it is a custom port and port of entry serving the Clutha-Central Otago Region of New Zealand.

Entering the port of Chiwan

Entering Chiwan

Entering Chiwan

The port of Chiwan belongs to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone situated in the North of Hong Kong, together with other ports – Yantian, Shekou and Mawan.

Chiwan Port lies ~ 20 miles NW of Hong Kong and it has container terminals and wharfs for general and bulk cargo. It consists of an enclosed basin, entered through Chiwan Channel which is 120 m wide.

Approaching the Port of New Orleans, USA

Entering New Orleans

Approaching New Orleans

The Delta of the Mississippi River extends many miles into the Gulf of Mexico, in a generally SE direction. The river has a least width of 550 m and a clear unobstructed channel, with a few shoals close alongside the river banks. From its total length of 2145 miles, the part up to the port of New Orleans is ~ 95 miles in length.

Approaching Port Everglades, USA

Entering Port Everglades

Port Everglades is an artificial harbour, situated about 2 miles South of the city of Fort Lauderdale. It is an important commercial deep water port, handling different types of vessels and it is one of the major cruise ports in the USA.

Entering the port of Veracruz, Mexico

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Entering Veracruz

Veracruz (19°12’N   96°07’W), the capital of the state of Veracruz, is situated in the Bay of Campeche, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico and it is the principal port of Mexico. It is a mainly artificial harbor, about one mile in length, which is sheltered by coral reefs and handles port container and cargo vessels.

Entering the Port of New York, USA

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If the vessel you are travelling on is calling the port of New York, it is most probably that it will dock in Port Elizabeth or Port Newark – on the West side of Newark Bay, opposite from the big metropolis.