The power service facility is located at the Water Level Station. A key with a credit of 15 €, 25 € or 50 € is available from the Harbor Master. An additional 8 € must be paid as a deposit for the key which may be kept until the entire credit has been used.
Please note that the key can only be purchased during the opnening hours of the Water Level Station (see "Harbor Master").
The disposal of household waste is free of charge. Industrial waste will be charged.
Garbage bags can be requestet at the Hafag 38: +49 (0)160-5309715.
Please download here the ship´s waste reception (only available in German).
Drinking water is available from the Harbor Master at the Water Level Station. For cargo ships it is included in the port dues. Each cargo ship that comes in the harbor has to pay port due.
Please note that only household quantities can be delivered.
Passenger ships are excluded from the distribution of drinking water.
The Harbor Master’s office at the Water Level Station is opened Mon.-Fri. from 6:00 am-10:00 pm and Sat. from 7:30 am-12:30 pm. The Harbor Master can be contacted on Channel 14 and is happy to answer any questions:
Channel: USW 14
Phone: +49 (0)203 803 - 4257
Fax: +49 (0)203 4797 - 637
Nautical Information | Port Basins and Maximum Loaded Drafts
The center column in the table below lists current floor reference data and zero water levels for the port basins.
The maximum loaded draft should be at least 30cm less than the water depth. The approximate loaded drafts in the right column are based on this minimum clearance and refer to the Ruhrort water level. In cases where the actual draft approaches the maximum loaded draft, the allowed draft must be calculated using the port basin floor reference datum, the water level reading in Ruhrort, Duisburg or Hochfeld and the minimum clearance of 30cm.
The port basin floor reference data constitute the minimum depth of the basin which may however not be reached in the vicinity of sloped embankments.
|Port Basin||Floor Reference Datum/Zero Water Level above msl||Approximate Maximum Loaded Draft|
|a) Ruhrort zero water level||16.09 m||Ruhrort water level|
|Hafenmund, Vinckekanal, Südhafen, Hafenkanal, Bunkerhafen, Basins A, B and C||15.40 m||+ 40 cm|
|Werfthafen||17.05 m||- 120 cm|
|Parallelhafen, Außenhafen||16.10 m||+ 40 cm|
|Süd- und Kultushafen||16.45 m||+ 40 cm|
|Rheinhausen Port||16.50 m||+ 40 cm|
|e) Kanalhafen Meiderich, Ruhrhafen Neuenkamp||as laid down in BinSchstrO, except for Wendehafen = 280 cm|
The table below contains data for the calculation of bridge clearances. They are referred to the Ruhrort water level and account for water level station differences as well as a certain safety margin.
In cases where the height of the ship approaches the bridge clearance, the exact clearance must be calculated using the altitude given for the bridge superstructure and the actual Ruhrort or Duisburg water level. It can alternatively be read from the bridge abutment markers.
|Bridge||Low End of Bridge Superstructure above sea level||Approximate Clearance Base Datum*|
|a) Ruhrort zero water||16.09 m|
|Hafenmund Bridge||34.20 m||17.80 m|
|Vinckekanal Bridge||33.10 m||17.05 m|
|Hafenkanal Bridge||33.80 m||17.40 m|
|Basin C Bridge||38.20 m||21.80 m|
|Außenhafen Pipe Bridge||37.80 m||20.90 m|
|Außenhafen Road Bridge||37.00 m||20.90 m|
|Energie Bridge||38.00 m||20.75 m|
*The Ruhrort water level must be deducted from the clearance base datum
The table below lists base data for the calculation of covered terminal clearances. The Ruhrort water level must be deducted from the data given.
|Südhafen terminals, north km 2.6 and 2.9||17.68 m|
|Hafenkanal terminal, south km 2.85||17.50 m|
|Basin C terminal, south km 4.4||17.70 m|
|Basin C terminal, north km 4.0||19.14 m|
|Parallelhafen terminal, south km 0.6||19.20 m|
|Parallelhafen terminal, south km 1.3||20.40 m|
|Außenhafen terminal, north km 0.4||18.00 m|
|Außenhafen terminal, south km 1.45||26.10 m|
|Parallelhafen terminal, north km 0.5||17.00 m|
|Parallelhafen terminal, north km 0.7||19.60 m|
|Vinckekanal terminal, turning area||20.30 m|
Vessel and tow barge combination traffic
- Vessels and tow barge combinations must be transported, assembled and disconnected in such a way that the safety and proper operation of the port and port facilities, along with the environment, are not at risk, and that other units or persons are not damaged, insured, put at risk, or hindered or inconvenienced more than is inevitable under the circumstances.
- Above and beyond the statutory requirements, each ship captain must take all precautionary measures that are required in line with due diligence and shipping practice.
- The length, width, height, draft and speed of vessels and tow barge combinations must be adapted to the conditions of the port waters and port facilities.
- In the case of imminent danger, ship captains must take all measures required under the circumstances, even if this forces them to deviate from the statutory provisions.
- Vessels and tow barge combinations may not pass other vessels - except small vessels.
- Small vessels may only be passed as an exception, once the passing unit has ensured that this maneuver can be completed without risk.
- Single small moving vessels, as well as tow barge combinations and connected vessels that must consist solely of small vessels, are required to leave the space that is required by all other vessels to continue on their route and for maneuvering purposes.
- In general, vessel combinations and vessels should avoid encounters in tight waters that do not allow sufficient room for passing maneuvers. To this end, narrow passages must be transversed as quickly as possible. In the case of restricted views, all vessels and tow barge combinations must emit a "long sound" before they enter a narrow waterway. This sound must be repeated during the passage if the narrow waterway is of some length.
- If encounters are nevertheless impossible to avoid, the captain of the vessel combination must take all measures to ensure that the encounter takes place at a location and under conditions that rule out possible risks. If necessary, he must stop at a suitable location in a timely manner and provide as much space on the waterway as possible.