Port Services and Facilities

PORT OF ESPERANCE BERTH INFORMATION

Refer to the map below for the Port of Esperance Berthing locations Esperance Port Layout

BERTH 1: GRAIN, FUEL, WOODCHIPS
Construction Land Backed
Products Grain, Fuel, Woodchips
Maximum Beam 38m
Maximum Draft Berth and Channel Depths
Maximum LOA 229m
Length of berth 244m
Height of Wharf Decking 3.37 above water line
Maximum axle loads 3400kg/m2 on wharf deck / 4900kg/m2 at rear of wharf
Maximum displacement on arrival 82,000t @ 0.14m.s-1
Fendering 18 x SSP1700H Super Spool Fenders at 10m intervals
Depth of fendering arrangement from wharf face 1.55m
Maximum air draft 17m above chart datum
Loading Arms 7 Fixed arms the length of the gantry(180m)

Note: 24 hour operations are encouraged on Berth 1
BERTH 2: VARIOUS

BERTH 2 IS A MULTIPURPOSE BERTH WITH A MOBILE CONCENTRATE LOADER AND DUAL PURPOSE CONTAINER CRANE

Construction Land Backed
Products Containers, Sulphur, Fertiliser, Fuel, Spodumene, Nickel, Copper
Maximum Draft Berth and Channel Depths
Maximum LOA 225m
Length of berth 213m
Height of Wharf Decking 3.37 above water line
Maximum axle loads 3400kg/m2 on wharf deck / 4900kg/m2 at rear of wharf
Maximum displacement on arrival 40,000t @ 0.09m.s-1
Fendering 18 x SSP1700H Super Spool Fenders at 10m intervals
Conveyor clearance on berthface 6.9m
Depth of fendering arrangement from wharf face 1.55m
Maximum air draft for container crane operations 29.85m above HAT

BERTH 2 BULK CONCENTRATE LOADER

BERTH 2 CONTAINER CRANE PARAMETERS (CONTAINER MODE)

The shiploader is connected via conveyors to the adjacent shed 6 Length of working zone: 140m berth traverse
Load rates of up to 2000tph may be possible   air draft with boom at horizontal, to water line is approximately 12 metres Span of crane long travel from centre of boom: 290m mark to 430m mark
Length of working zone - 140m berth traverse Loader outreach in container mode: Approximately 33m from face of fender (or up to 13 container widths)
Span of berth 2 loader long travel from centre of boom is 250m mark to 390m mark Lifting capacity under spreader: 40t /Lifting capactiy under hook (no spreader):52t
Loader outreach from face of fender - 20m Air draft with boom at horizontal, (under the spreader) is 26.35m +/- tide.
Maximum wind working zone - Up to 20 metres/second Maximum wind working zone - Up to 25 metres/second

CONTAINER CRANE - GRAB MODE

Maximum load inclusive of grab: 28t Grab is capable of accessing 12m below water level
Maximum outreach from fender face: 24m Maximum beam for any sulphur vessel is 32m
Discharge rate of up to 1000tph may be possible  
Conveyors from CV40 feed hopper unload into sulphur shed with a maximum storage capacity of 120,000t  
Sulphur grab 18.5m³ capacity  
BERTH 3 (DOLPHIN): IRON ORE, SPODUMENE

BERTH 3 IS A DOLPHIN BERTH THAT SERVICES BULK CONCENTRATE (LARGELY IRON ORE) THROUGH A MOBILE SHIPLOADER

Any vessel outside of the following berth parameters will require written authorisation from the Port of Esperance Operations to confirm loading conditions prior to berthing.

Construction Dolphin
Products Iron Ore, Spodumene
Maximum Beam 60m (Maximum reach of loader: 31.7m, Minimum: 11.2m. Charters must verify with the Master that the vessel can be safely loaded).
Maximum LOA 300m
Minimum LOA 165m
Maximum load rate capability 4,500tph
Ship loader travel range 203m
Length of Berth 230m
Height of Berth 5.56m above chart datum
Maximum deadweight of vessel Approx 100,000t
Maximum wind working zone 1.Up to 20m/s
Maximum air draft on arrival 19m
Maximum Draft Berth and Channel Depths
Maximum displacement on arrival 100,000t @ 0.14m.s-1
Maximum distance from the centre of #1 Hold to the aft coaming of the aftermost Hold 220m

Note: 24 hour operations are required on Berth 3

NOTE

  • All sulphur and all fertiliser vessels must be geared
  • Always check SPA website for most recent Notice to Mariners for current berth and channel depths.
  • UKC: Minimum 0.6m
  • Any vessel exceeding the berth parameters will require prior authorisation from both the Harbour Master and PoE Operations Manager