Coal Berth Restrictions

Port: Mobile, Alabama
Berth: Alabama State Docks
Pier: McDuffie Berth 1

Pier LOA:  1000 feet
Max LOA:  960 Feet
Max Sailing Draft:  45 feet (MLW) both berth and channel
Air Draft:  61 feetDensity:  Ranges from about 0.998 to 1.015
Tidal Range:  Plus/Minus about 1.5 feet

Ship Loader:  One (1) that travels 646 feet on rails fed by a conveyor belt system.

Load Rate:  Ranges from about 800 TPH to 1800 TPH
Outreach:  97 feet

Stow Factor:  About 42/43 cf/mt
Docking Instructions:  Head out starboard side to pier

Water:  Yes
Bunkering:  Bunkers are delivered via barge and can be delivered concurrent with the loading.

Other Info
Bill of Lading Weight:  Draft survey will be conducted for the Bill of Lading weight, therefore the vessel is to have all tanks empty or pressed up where possible to facilitate the survey.
Hold Cleanliness:  Shippers surveyor in addition to conducting the draft survey he will also carry out an hold cleanliness inspection. Therefore the vessels cargo holds/hatches must be clean , free of rust scale, water, residue cargo, gas free and in all respects ready to load on arrival.

Note:  As shippers surveyor is quite strict as far as the holds being clean, it is always best for the holds to be washed, no matter the previous cargo. 

Transit Time:  Transit time from the pilot boarding ground to the load berth is about 3.5 hours. Depending on which lay berth is assigned the transit time is anywhere from 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours.

Port: Mobile, Alabama
Berth: Alabama State Docks
Pier: McDuffie Berth 2

Pier LOA:  1000 feet
Max LOA:  980 Feet
Max Beam:  160 feet

Max Sailing Draft:  45 feet (MLW) both berth and channel
Air Draft:  64 feet
Density:  Ranges from about 0.998 to 1.015
Tidal Range:  Plus/Minus about 1.5 feet

Ship Loader:  One (1) that travels 770 feet on rails fed by a conveyor belt system.

Load Rate:  Ranges from about 800 TPH to 1800 TPH
Outreach:  100 feet

Stow Factor:  About 42/43 cf/mt
Docking Instructions:  Head out starboard side to pier

Water:  Yes
Bunkering:  Bunkers are delivered via barge and can be delivered concurrent with the loading.

Other Info
Bill of Lading Weight:  Draft survey will be conducted for the Bill of Lading weight, therefore the vessel is to have all tanks empty or pressed up where possible to facilitate the survey.
Hold Cleanliness:  Shippers surveyor in addition to conducting the draft survey he will also carry out an hold cleanliness inspection. Therefore the vessels cargo holds/hatches must be clean , free of rust scale, water, residue cargo, gas free and in all respects ready to load on arrival.

Note:  As shippers surveyor is quite strict as far as the holds being clean, it is always best for the holds to be washed, no matter the previous cargo. 

Transit Time:  Transit time from the pilot boarding ground to the load berth is about 3.5 hours. Depending on which lay berth is assigned the transit time is anywhere from 3.5 hours to 4.5 hours.