Port Harcourt

On arrival at Bonny FWB, vessel is to report arrival to Bonny Signal Station and to obtain Green Light to proceed inwards on the channel to Bonny Town. Usual pilot boarding area is Bonny Town from bouys 32-36.

Vessels should NOT exceed buoys 35/36 without Pilot Boarding.

Total time required for inward movement between FWB and public port is about 6-8 hours, depending on obtaining Green Light, pilot boarding speed and traffic on the Bonny channel

Terminals: PTOL and BUA

Permissible LOA: 150m (Port is flexible with LOA’s, can take more than 150m overlapping other Berths)

Tidal Info- M.H.W.S-2.530m,M.H.W.N-2.134m,M.L.W.S-0.183m,M.L.W.N-0.732m,M.S.L-1.463m

Note: At Bonny River leading up to PHC Port during the 3 hour before the High Water, the Low Tide does not exceed 1 foot.

Bottom conditions: soft mud

Port Harcourt port is operating under ISPS Security Level 1.

There is no NPA tug boats available. Agent is making arrangements for private tug boats.

The Public Port in Port Harcourt is regularly referred to as “Area 1”.

Terminals Operating in PHC Port are PTOL and BUA

Berth Depth (meter) Terminal Information
NO.1 – 6.7m PTOL
NO.2 – 8.5m PTOL
NO.3 – 8.9m PTOL
NO.4 – 9.0m PTOL
NO.5 – 5.9m BUA
NO.6 – 7.5m BUA
NO.7 – 8.9m BUA (Tankers)

8 Currently N/A BUA

Admiralty chart 3288

Lat 4° 46′ N |  Long 7° 00′ E

Water density: 1.009-1.016

Port is Situated 35 NM from FWB up Bonny Estuary

Pilot is compulsory for vessels exceeding 500 GRT

Port Harcourt port operates with 12 hour pilotage service (06:00h – 18:00h). The last inward pilotage is 4 PM (1600hrs) and the last outward pilotage is at 2 PM (1400hrs).