Definition: Port accessibility - maritime

Transport

Port accessibility is defined by the following characteristics:

i) Maximum length of vessel which can be accommodated at the port - metres
ii) Maximum draft of vessel which can be accommodated at the port - metres
iii) Port approach width and depth above low water- metres
iv) Entrance channel width and depth above low water - metres
v) Tidal window in hours for which vessels of maximum draft can enter and leave port.
vi) Height restrictions above high water - metres (reflecting bridges)
vii) Tidal range - metres
Source:
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition
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