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  • Longitude: 6º 49’ 32.8” W (Greenwich)
  • Latitude: 37º 8’ 6.6” N

Wind system

  • Prevailing (most frequent wind direction): NE
  • Predominant (direction of wind gusts at maximum speeds): SE

Storm system

  • Significant maximum wave height (Hs MAX): 4.36
  • Peak wave period (Tp) linked to Hs MAX: 10.01
  • Mean wave direction (Dir) linked to Hs MAX: 256

Level of the sea

  • Maximum tidal range recorded during the year *: 3.65
  • Minimum low tide recorded during the year with respect to port zero *: 0.06
  • Minimum low tide recorded during the year compared to port zero *: 4.16

* Data from the latest recorded year, 2018


Entry channel

  • Orientation: 339º
  • Width: 200 to 300 m
  • Length: 15,000 m
  • Water depth at M.L.W.S: 13 m
  • Nature of the seabed : Sand and sludge

Entry access

  • Orientation: 339º
  • Width: 300 m
  • Draught at M.L.W.S: 13 m
  • Maximum recorded current: 5 knots

Use of tugs for entry and exit

In accordance with the current Rules for Entry, Exit, Docking and Undocking at the Port of Huelva, published in the Official Gazette of the Province of Huelva No. 201 on October 23, 2006, the mandatory use of tugs in normal conditions is dependent on the length of the vessel and the nature of the freight, rather than the value of its GT.

Thus, the attendance of tugs will be mandatory when it comes to manoeuvring vessels of more than 90 m in length, carrying hazardous freight classified under classes 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the IMDG Code, those included in Article 15 of Royal Decree 145/89, approving the National Regulations for the Admission, Handling and Storage of Hazardous Freight in Ports, and substances not included in the sections above, which are considered hydrocarbons as defined in Article 1.2 of Royal Decree 253/2004, of February 13, establishing measures to prevent and combat pollution in the loading, unloading and handling of hydrocarbons in the maritime and port environment.

Largest vessels to have entered in the last year
Features Greatest length Greatest draught
Area 1 Area 2 Area 1 Area 2
Gross tonnage (G.T.) 113,876 162,203 113,263 162,203
Dead weight tonnage (D.W.T.) 93,585 320,105 95,542 320.105
Length 300.00 333 284.51 333
Draught 12.5 21 21 21
Type Transport of liquefied gas Bulk carriers Dry bulk materials Bulk carriers
Real entry or exit draught 11.15 11 11,15 11

Flotation surface area (Ha)

Area I
Location Outer harbour Docks Total
Commercial Fishing Others
Entry channel 366.70       366.70
Outer dock   379.90     379.90
Inner dock   239.50 16.50 5.20 261.20
Others       1,084.31 1,084.31
Total Area I 366.70 619.40 16.50 1,089.51 2,092.11
Area II
Location Access Anchorage area Others Total
Crude oil terminal buoy   113.00   113.00
Others     7,296.04 7,296.04
Total Area II   113.00 7,296.04 7,409.04
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