Port of Porto Empedocle
The port of Porto Empedocle has two operative wharves: banchina Sciangula and banchina Todaro.
The berth at the root of the wharf is reserved to the ferry which runs daily to Pelagie Islands. The remaining part of the wharf is used for berthing tugboats, pontoons , small crafts, etc. Occasionally, it is also used for loading or discharging cargo from small ships whose draft is less than 6 meters. The wharf has been recently paved in all its length: 500 meters. Entry to the wharf, is restricted to non-authorized personnel. Access is regulated by electronic identification or authorization provided through the agent.
Segments T1 and T2 , about 300 meters , are used for berthing both commercial and cruise vessels. Segment T3 is reserved for vessels loading bulk salt.
The maximum allowed draft for the whole length of the wharf , 500 meters , is 7,60 meters salt water. Subject to the ship’s deadweight and nature of the cargo, the max. allowed draft may be restricted to 7,00 meters , for safety reasons.
The only existing infrastructure on the wharf apron is a warehouse on segment T3 for exclusive use of salt loading premises. The rest of the area is well adaptable for temporary storage of cargo . The wharf has been recently paved in all its length: 500 meters . Entry to the wharf, is restricted to non-authorized personnel. Access is regulated by electronic identification or authorization provided through the agent.
Cleaning of the sea bottom and dredging has been carried out recently involving the port entrance and the turning basin. The port entrance is open to southeast and is protected by banchina Todaro which runs east to west and by the breakwater , namely, Molo di Ponente which runs north to south. The breakwater also serves as berth for tankers discharging fuel oil for the local power station. Max. allowed draft is 6,00 meters.
According to the latest development project involving the constructions of a regassing plant east of the port , the breakwater will be lengthened for about 1000 meters. State property space on banchina nord has been assigned to the township for a passenger reception facility.
High speed craft connections to the Islands of Lampedusa and Linosa are available during the summer months.
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