Welcome onboard! If you’ve signed up for an eeSea Pro account, you have access to all of our modules, including News, Services, Ports & Terminals, Companies, and more. To help make sure you’re taking advantage of all of our features, we’ve created walk-throughs and detailed explanations of how to use our major modules. In this post we’ll cover the basics that are included in the Ports & Terminals module.
To access the Ports & Terminals module from your dashboard, scroll down and click on either the dark blue square shown below the news square, or hover over the left-hand sidebar and click on the “Tools & References” bar, then “Ports & terminals”.
Once you’re in the Ports & Terminals module, you’re given a few options for filtering. You can view all ports and terminals in a specific country or coastal region by selecting from the drop-down menus or by clicking a number on the map, which will continue to zoom in to your chosen region until you can select a port or terminal. If you know the name or code of the port or terminal you’re interested in, type it into the search field. Or, simply click on “Search” to see a complete list of all currently mapped ports and terminals.
At the bottom of this post we’ve included a reference list indicating what areas each of our coastal regions encompasses.
From the results page, you are given more options for filtering, including the current operator and terminal type.
You can sort your results alphabetically by code, terminal name, port name, country, or coastal region.
Above you can see the ports and terminals we have mapped in the Arabian / Persian Gulf region. Simply click on any of the numbers to zoom in closer.
When searching for a specific port or country, you’ll get a map and list of all the ports and terminals meeting your search criteria. The above images show the results for a search of “Singapore” with no additional filters.
Clicking on a port opens it in a new window, so you can easily return to your search results list. The port’s page includes a map and list of the port’s terminals, its UN/LOCODE code, its location, and the time zone in which it operates.
Scrolling down shows all the services that call at this port. Check out our previous guide to learn more about how to use the Services module.
Ports include a short description and, where applicable, historical information that documents expansions and changes. You can also see news items tagged with this port, as well as its contact details.
Finally, you have access to an overview of capacity and throughput. When available, we break down this data per terminal; simply scroll over a terminal name at the top of the graph and the applicable data will be highlighted. In the top right of the box, you can change the time frame to see historical capacity and throughput from 1990-1999 and 2000-2009.
The table below the graph shows more exact numbers for each terminal and the port as a whole.
If you select a terminal from your search results, you’ll see a detailed map of the port with your chosen terminal highlighted in orange. Again, you can see its location and time zone, and quickly switch to a different terminal within the port; you can also see the overview for the port as a whole by clicking its bolded name at the top of the list.
Scroll down to see a description and history specific to the terminal itself.
Where available, we’ve included the terminal owners and their stake in the operation, with additional comments for clarification.
On the terminal’s page, you can see its capacity separately from the other terminals at a port. Use the graph as a visualization or note the more precise numbers in the table below.
In the coming weeks we’ll go into more depth about our useful Market Intelligence files; you can read our previous guide to the Services module here. If you’re having trouble with any of eeSea’s features, or just have any questions or comments you want to pass along, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Coastal Regions on eeSea
|APG||Arabian / Persian Gulf||Arabian/Persian Gulf ports, including Iran and Oman, as well as the Caspian Sea|
|BSE||Black Sea||All Black Sea ports, excluding Istanbul|
|CAM||Central America||From Mexico to Panama, both east and west coasts|
|CAR||Caribbean||All Caribbean islands, excluding those belonging to countries in the CAM, NAM, and SAM regions|
|EAF||East Africa||Mozambique to Kenya, including islands in the Indian Ocean|
|ECNA||East Coast North America||Canada and US east coast, down to but excluding Miami, FL|
|ECSA||East Coast South America||Brazil to Argentina|
|EMED||Eastern Mediterranean||Istanbul to Israel, including Cyprus|
|ISC||Indian Subcontinent||Indian ports, plus Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan|
|NAF||North Africa||Egypt (Mediterranean) to Western Sahara|
|NCSA||North Coast South America||Colombia (north coast) to French Guiana|
|NEA||North East Asia||China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan|
|NEUR||Northern Europe||Western Europe, from Gibraltar (excluding Algeciras) to Germany (excluding Baltic ports); includes UK isles|
|OCE||Oceania||Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific islands|
|RSE||Red Sea & Horn of Africa||Horn of Africa, Red Sea ports, and Gulf of Aden (including Egypt and Saudi Arabia); includes Yemen|
|SAF||Southern Africa||Namibia to South Africa|
|SCAN||Scandinavia & Baltics||Scandinavian and Baltic countries, including Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland (North Atlantic)|
|SEA||South East Asia||Vietnam to Burma (Myanmar), including Indonesia and the Philippines|
|SEUR||Southern Europe||From Gibraltar (including Algeciras) to Istanbul (excluded); includes Greece and Malta and Canary Islands|
|USG||US Gulf||Florida (from and including Miami west) and US Gulf ports until Mexican border|
|WAF||West Africa||Western Sahara to Angola|
|WCNA||West Coast North America||US-Mexican border to Canada and Alaska; includes Hawaii|
|WCSA||West Coast South America||Colombia (west coast) to Chile|