Port Giles

Port Giles is located on the eastern side of Yorke Peninsula, 217 kilometres by road from Adelaide.

 

Port Giles

Established in 1970 to export grain and seeds from the lower section of the Yorke Peninsula, Port Giles is a tidal port with the geographic coordinates:

  • Latitude 35 degrees-02 minutes south
  • Longitude 137 degrees-46 minutes east

Port Giles has mean high spring tides of 2 metres and mean high neap tides of 1.2 metres. Communications on VHF radio telephonic channels, 6, 8, 12, 16, 67 are with the call sign “Adelaide Outer Harbor”.

Flinders Ports’ Port Giles Port Rules apply to all shipping in port waters. Please ensure you and your ship’s Captain and crew are familiar with these rules before arriving or setting off from Port Giles.

Port Giles – Port Rules

Port Giles compressed

Principal commodities

The main cargoes shipped through Port Giles are:

  • Grains
  • Seeds

The jetty is 340 metres in length and there are some restrictions on shipping at Port Giles:

  • Berthing is only permitted during daylight hours
  • Sailing is permitted day or night
  • Maximum depth in channel 13.5 metres
  • Maximum depth at jetty 14.7 metres (under keel clearance is 10 per cent of vessel’s draft)
Berth IDPOA Declared Depth
(metres)*
Wharf - Hard Stand
(square metres)
Wharf - Height
(metres)
Berth Box - Length
(metres)
Berth Box - Breadth
(metres)
Max Vessel Dimensions - LOA
(metres)
Max Vessel Dimensions - Beam
(metres)
Axle Load**Commodities
PGI14.7NA5.1534040230-8 tonnesGrains & seeds
*Allowable depths are a minimum of 0.3 metres less than the declared depth. Please check notices to mariners for temporary limitations.

Notices to Mariners

** Please contact Flinders Ports for all crane lifts and loads, non-standard vehicles and access requests for loads heavier than those prescribed.

Load Limitations Guidelines

For further information on Port Giles, please call the Port Manager on +61 (0)8 8632 1455.

 

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