KUNSAN(35-58-12N / 126-37-24E)


 Method Of Delivery

 By barge or oil lighter. MGO is available with some higher price than other Korean ports but Blending Fuel Oil shall be transported from Yosu port or Inchon port. So additional barge charge is required.


 All kinds

 Minimum Charge

 USD300 in case under 100 MT 

Additional Barge Charge  Variable depending on the quantity of bunker


 For quotation


Kunsan port and Changhang port located on the southwestern of the Korean Peninsula.
The approaches to this port from the Yellow Sea lead through the estuary of the Kum River, with main approach through the south channel. Because of the bar where the mean low is given as 7.3 meters, entry to the upstream berths should be effected between three hours before and three hours after high water and in daylight hours. Night entry is prohibited, and departure is best made in daylight at high slack. The entrance of the main channel is marked by a light buoy moored about 1.8km WSW direction of the islet, Bieung-Do (Hiyo-To), 3556N 12631E which lies towards the west end of the mud bank extending from the shore along the south of the channel.
At Jug-Do, an islet at the entrance of the north channel of Kunsan harbour, the an high water interval is two hours 58 minutes, mean spring rise 6.5m, neap rise is 4.87m. The main range of tide at Kunsan is 4.6m, the spring range 5.8m. At this anchorage off the floating piers the flood tidal current runs for about 5 knots. The slack lasts about 15 minutes. Near the northwestern end of the anchorage the flood current gets to a maximum of over 3 knots and three hours after low channel, attaining a velocity of about 4 knots. Near the entrance of the south channel the slack curs about 30 minutes after high water at Jug-Do and about 50 minutes after low water. At the vicinity of the POL pier the current sometimes reaches a velocity of from 6 to 8 knots. A tidal observation station marked by a red light is located at about 926m WNW direction of Minya-Am beacon. The prevailing winds are between northeast and northwest in the winter and between southeast and southwest in summer. Rainfalls are an average of 104 days a year, normally the rainy months are July and August. Fog is most prevalent during June and July. It sometimes lasts for several days, but is usually of a short duration.
Pilotage is compulsory. Vessels pick up pilots near Bieung-Do about 21km from Kunsan at 2 hours prior to High-tide.
Pilot cannot board during rough weather. Seven pilots are available and should be arranged at least 24 hours in advance. Due to the constantly changing bottom conditions vessels should not attempt to enter without a pilot.

Quarantine anchorage/pilot station is located in the 3559.5N / 12627.8E, where bearing 278 degrees and 2.3 miles from Myungam racon "K" inner berth, 35-58-20N / 126-37-25E where eastward of Jangsan-do island.

Postal, overseas telephone, cable services for crew, radio and television, are available and ship's radars can be repaired at the Kunsan port. Master of the vessel who intends to call at Kunsan is requested to advise information of best ETA and necessities at least 12 hours prior to ship's arrival through VHF CH 16 or telegram to the chief of the port authority (KMPA, Kunsan).

There are three anchorages within the Kunsan area of the harbour. The maximum safe draft of the deepest is 6.4m, the other two being 5.18m and 5.5m respectively. The diameters of these berths are slightly restricted, but constant E-W and W-E currents should permit the use without danger of grounding, though cross winds should be watched. Vessels need to anchor fore and aft as there are no mooring buoys and the ground is poor.
Kunsan is tidal port and entrance and/or departure of deep draft vessels can only be made at or near high water. Daylight entry and/or departure only should be attempted.
Channel approach to inner harbour is limited and the allowable draft of the vessel in the channel should be recently calculated as ;
The heights of water on tide table plus 4.80m of basic water in the channel.
(for example, in case 6.53m at 14:03 hrs / 31st December, 1998 on high tide, the allowable draft is 6.53m + 4.80m = 11.33m)
There are four buoy moorings (between detached breakwater and quayway No. (1) designed to accommodate a T-L tanker). Although the depth of his mooring is five fathoms (LLW), the approach can only be made near high water.
There are total six alongside berths including three of new outer port facilities. Kunsan main port is equipped with three floating piers consisting of three large steel pontoons controlled by counter balance weights connected with ramps adjoining the river wall. Newly constructed outer port has total length of 525 meters new pier accommodating for three large vessels alongside at the same time. The outer harbour consists of 1, 2 and 3 piers where the range of berth depth is about 9.0 to 9.1m on Low Tide and vessels should be kept the draft not exceed than 9.0m for ship's safety.
  • Pier 1 : 3 vessels for General cargoes, Log, Sand, and grain
  • Pier 2 : 3 vessels for General cargoes, Log, Stone and Scrap
  • Pier 3 : 4 vessels for Cement, General cargoes/etc
The normal official working hours of the customs and immigration services are ;
  • Weekday : 09 : 00 to 17 : 00 hrs.
  • Saturday : 09 : 00 to 13 : 00 hrs.

Clearance of vessels by these two services, arrival and departure may be effected outside the above hours as far as possible, provided application for these being made during the above official hours.

Mobile crane
11 units of 50-140tons of cranes are available through the stevedores.
Gantry crane
One 30 tons lifting capacity's rail crane is in Pier no.1, owned and operated by Korea Express co., Kunsan branch.