All ports throughout Australia, including Flinders Ports, adhere to the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

Under this code, there are three security levels:

  • Level 1: Normal – electronic access and security measures
  • Level 2: Heightened – increased security measures such as manned access gates
  • Level 3: Exceptional – specific maximum security measures implemented.

Security levels are set by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport with the aid of the Office of Transport Security.

Fourteen shipping lines call at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal’s Outer Harbor container facility:

To access Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal’s terminal operating system app and view the schedule, click on this button.

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Depending on the type of cargo you have, there are a number of different stevedores that operate at our port locations in South Australia:

Flinders Ports operates a vessel tracking service called PortMis, where you can track your vessels and cargo with a login and access many other port services.

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We have a range of open and covered storage areas at each of our ports.

For information on availability and storage rates, contact Michael Simms, Cargo & Logistics Manager.

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Contractors and other port users need to complete Flinders Ports’ induction program and have a valid Flinders Ports Access Card.

To work in restricted areas of the port, contractors and other port users also need a current Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC).

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For Dangerous Goods Class 1 (i.e. Explosives) and Class 5.1 (Ammonium Nitrate) you will need to supply full details of the cargo, i.e. its United Nations (U.N.) number and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code to Flinders Ports’ Marine Operations department at least 48 hours before your vessel arrives at one of our port facilities.

We will then advise your agent on the precautions and actions, including documentation that you are required to complete.

For Dangerous Goods Classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 we require the UN and IMDG numbers at least 48 hours ahead of the vessel’s arrival time. Our Marine Operations department will then advise you on the precautions and actions that the ship, wharf and transportation stakeholders need to take.

Please note that at all Flinders Ports’ facilities, the handling and transport of dangerous goods will be in accordance with the Australian Standard AS3846-2005.

All port facilities owned and operated by Flinders Ports are open 24 hours a day, all year round.

Clients and other stakeholders should be aware that Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, the Container Terminal division of the Flinders Port Holdings group closes on Christmas Day (from 10pm on Christmas Eve and re-opens at 6am on Boxing Day). Depending on client requirements, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal may also close on Good Friday.

Yes, the earlier the better.

We assist shippers with port options and costings to help you plan and facilitate your shipments.

Yes, if you are shipping non-containerised freight and you would prefer us to bill you directly, rather than your shipping providers, then you will need to apply for a credit arrangement with our corporate services team.

Please contact Michael Simms Cargo & Logistics Manager for further assistance.

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Flinders Ports is regulated by The Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) and this organisation monitors and provides guidance on our port charges.

Visit the ESCOSA website for more information.

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There are five main types of port charges which shippers may incur when they use our marine and port services:

  • Cargo Service Charges
  • Harbour Service Charges
  • Pilotage Charges
  • Navigation Services Charges
  • Miscellaneous Service Charges

For more information, visit the Port Charges section of our website.

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Alternatively, you can contact Michael Simms, Cargo & Logistics Manager, for further assistance.

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