BIG SHIPS AT PORT PHILLIP HEADS

MSC Pamela and Maersk Semerang passing outside the fairway through Port Phillip Heads. Ships of this size have a tight transit window of approximately 40 minutes whereby they can safely enter and exit the South Channel to and from Melbourne.

These megaships with a combined length of 660m+ must take advantage of times when minimal current is experienced and depth of water is sufficient ensuring under keel clearance and course keeping is maintained.

PPSP’s on demand and dependable service is paramount to ensure these windows are meet with accuracy, which in turn minimises the risk of costly delays to ship owners, operators and ports overall operational efficiency.