is located on the southeastern part of the Korean
peninsula and has been developed as a major industrial port since the Pohang
Iron and Steel Company's (POSCO) steel works.
||APPROACH AND ENTRANCE
Pohang is an open roadstead with no approach channels and no hazard. The
entrance of Pohang port(Youngil Bay) is about 6.5km wide and 13.5m to 19.8m
deep. Lighted on head of south breakwater and on head of north breakwater.
||TIDES AND WEATHER
Northeasterly wind prevails all the year round except for a while in summer. The tidal difference is less than about 30cm.
Pilotage is compulsory and pilots are available day and night. They usually
go on board at quarantine anchorage but for big ships there are two positions
where pilots usually go on board.
Outer Position : 36-06-00N 129-30-00E
Inner Position : 36-04-00N 129-28-30E
At night vessels only less than 20,000 in G/T and 200m in length can be
taken alongside or away from all the berths except berth No.76 and 86.
Anchorage 36-04-40N 129-28-30E. Quarantine
officers go aboard the ship at the anchorage. Radio Pratique Message is
acceptable if a valid Korean sanitary certificate is on board.
At least two hours before arrival at Pohang, the master should contact with
Pohang Port Control through VHF Ch.16 for information. At anchorage, it is
possible to contact with parties ashore through VHF(Pohang Radio). When a ship
is alongside a berth, customarily a port telephone is installed on board at
ship's account for easy operation of loading of discharge.
There are eighteen anchorages in inner harbour which have good holding
grounds and berths.
The anchorages are used for waiting only without cargo operation. The
anchorages are also assigned to each ship at berth meeting and the Pohang Port
Control will notice each ship of the assigned berth to master or pilot.
Pier 1 : 5 Berths for discharging POSCO's ore or coal.
Pier 2 : 5 Berths for discharging POSCO's ore or coal. All above berths
discharging by 11 unloaders and through belt conveyors to the open stock yard
but berth no. 12 is for smaller ships for loading of CTS cargo and coastal bulk
Pier 3 : 3 Berths for loading POSCO's export steel goods.
Pier 4 : 2 Berths for loading POSCO's export steel goods.
Pier 5 : 4 Berths for loading POSCO's export steel goods. Berth no. 53 has
been constructed for the purpose of all-weather operation for the specially
built ships plying between Korea and Japan.
Pier 6 : 4 Berths for small-sized vessels carrying General cargoes Berth no.
61 is generally used for tugboat station It is impossible to be alongside at
berth no. 62 on night time.
Dong-Hang (Pier 7 - 7 berths and Pier 8 - 6 berths) : these Piers are
usually for discharging or loading of various shippers' or consignees' goods.
There are five shore cranes in berth nos. 81 and 82 for discharging Scrap and