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Eric Crandall
Waterfront Security and Ops Manager
City of Portland
c: +1 (207) 232-6590

Chart Number

CHART —13292


LAT43°39’32″N LON70°14’43″W


Up to 1100’ vessels
Up to 5,000 passengers


Piers & Gangways

  • 900’ 30’ at MLLW
  • Pier Deck 16’ above MLLW
  • Gangway range 14’ above pier deck
  • 400’ w/200’ dolphin extension; 30’ depth MLLW
  • Gangway range 12’ above pier deck
  • 1100’; 33′ depth MLLW. 
  • Yokohama fenders with Breasting Pile

Miscellaneous Gangways Onsite at OGT and POT

  • Ocean Gateway P2B2 – Strengthen breasting pile Fall 2023/Spring 2024
  • Portland Ocean Terminal – Pile replacement, deck repairs
  • Ocean Gateway Pier 1 – Pile jackets and under deck concrete repairs
  • Center Pier for tugs and smaller ships
  • Two 100-ton springline bollards have replaced two 40-ton bollards


  • Customs & Border Protection
  • SPS/MTSA Compliant (46 CFR 105) 
  • Bunkers (barge & trucks)
  • PotableWater
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Marine Supplies

Ports America Inc.
Jack Humeniuk

Full time ship assists tugs up to 3,500 HP 

Contact Info:

Portland Tugboat Company 
207- 772–8319

  • Direct walking access to downtown sites and activities from the berth.
  • Visitor information
  • Comfort Station
  • On-site Restrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Taxi services
  • Public Transport
  • 1.5 miles Maine Medical Center/Mercy Hospital
  •  7miles PortlandInternationalJetPort


Portland has very pleasant Summers and falls with cold Winters. The wettest month is November with about 5 inches (127 mm) of rain. July and August are driest each averaging 2.9 inches (74 mm) of rain. Winds are quite light with the highest velocities being confined mostly to April and May. The prevailing winds are Southerly during the Summer and Northerly during the Winter. Fogs occur most frequently June – September but happen each month of the year. The warmest month is July with an average high of 79 °F and an average low of 58 °F. The coolest month is January with an average high of 31 °F and an average low of 12 °F.


  • A Traffic Separation Scheme is established in the approaches to Portland Harbor.
  • The scheme is comprised of directed traffic lanes each with one-way inbound and outbound traffic lanes separated by defined separation zones and a precautionary area.
  • Use NOAA charts 13260 and 13286.
  • The Coast Guard advises 0.25 mile as the minimum visibility for Portland Inner Harbor.
  • Note that the offshore approaches are an endangered Right Whale habitat.
  • Portland is a sewage no discharge zone.
  • 47.5-foot channel from the sea to Fort Gorges
  • 35’ in the Inner Harbor and Fore River
  • Portland Ocean Terminal: 32’
  • Ocean Gateway Berth 2: 35’
  • Ocean Gateway Pier 1: 32’

The Coast Guard recommends a minimum under-keel clearance as follows:

  • 3’ when transiting inside a line drawn between Ram Island Ledge Light and Portland Head Light to Portland Pipeline Pier 2 (at the entrance to Fore River)
  • 2’ when transiting Dredged Channel Lighted Buoy 5, including Fore River
  • 2’ when transiting via Hussey Sound inside Lighted Gong Buoy 3 and Lighted Buoy 4
  • 1’ is recommended for all berthing areas

8’ – 12’

1.1 knots (0.9 knots at MLW)

  • Anchorage A (Fish Point) 25’ – 30’
  • Anchorage B 45’ – 50’ (Reserved for large vessels)

Pilotage is compulsory for all foreign vessels and U.S. vessels under register in the foreign trade drawing over 9’.

The pilot boarding area with a 2-mile radius is centered at 43°31’36.6″N., 70°05’30.0″W (Papa Buoy). The distance from the Pilot Station to the berth is approximately 9 miles.

Contact Info:

Portland Pilots Inc. 
(207) 774–5623


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