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Marine services include – pilotage, towage, navigation aids, and the berthing, and departure of vessels. The Port operates three tugs and maintains a dredged channel to allow vessels up to 260m in length to access the Port. Cargo handling services include the unloading, temporary storage, and loading of many forms of cargo including containers, logs, cars, fertiliser, cement, methanol, and fuel.

Large Vessel Policy

Vessels of between 200m and 225m in length, calling at Port Nelson will be handled subject to a Formal Risk Assessment carried out by the Harbour Master and Port Nelson Ltd. Pilot(s). This Risk Assessment may also include tug masters, port infrastructure staff, stevedoring staff. 

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Vessels of greater than 225m in length will be handled subject to a Formal Risk Assessment and Simulation on the Australian Maritime Colleges ship simulator by the Harbour Master and/or Port Nelson Ltd. Pilot(s).