Groningen (NLGRO)

Port Code NLGRO / NLGRQ City Groningen
Port Name Groningen Country/Region Netherlands
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Groningen (NLGRO)



      Bubu River port in the northeast of the Netherlands.In winter, the East 1 standard is adopted;East 2 standard time in summer.The maximum draught is 4.5 m (vessels with a draught of 4.7 m must be approved) and the water load density is 1000.No tidal range, prevailing southwest wind.Pilotage service is available at Ames port, but it is not compulsory.VHF channel 16 is used for communication.The working hours are 24 hours.The maximum width of restricted vessels is 13 meters.Port service facilities are: ship repair, fueling, medical, traction, sewage, fresh water, supplies, repatriation, dry dock, small motorboat.Consuls in Belgium and Norway.The annual throughput is about 80000 tons.There is a general cargo and bulk cargo terminal in the port, with a length of 300 meters and a draft of 4.5 meters.4 cranes with lifting capacity of 3-3.5 tons.There are 5 berths for oil tankers with a draft of 2.90 meters, mainly used for the berthing operation of inland oil tankers.

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Summary of NLGRO

Groningen port (port code: NLGRO) is the main port of North Netherlands. Located approximately 19 nautical miles southwest from Delfzijl, it is a medium-sized inland port.
The port provides cargo handling facilities for small general cargo coasters, tankers and barges. There is a new quay for passenger liners, in the Eemscanal, situated near the Oosterhaven Bridge, south side.
The port handles approximately 6,500,000t of cargo annually. Main imports to this port include timber, cars, grain and china clay and the principal exports are cereals, farina and grain.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 50% and tankers, taking up around 17%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 203 meters. The maximum draught is 5.5 meters. The maximum deadweight is 6,080t.