In loading and unloading goods, care must be taken to ensure that neither the quay structures nor the equipment used for unloading or loading are damaged. When heavy cranes or other equipment are placed on the quay, their owner must obtain the Port’s assurance that the quay will bear the weight as well as their approval of the location chosen on separately determined terms.
Goods or units of transport may only be stored in the indicated areas, and in conjunction with loading or unloading they must not be placed in the way of quay side cranes, on the quay, traffic routes or the protective zones needed around them, in corridors, in front of warehouse doors, above fire hydrants, in front of lifesaving equipment nor anywhere else where they can obstruct their use or traffic or use of separate leased areas.
Stevedoring equipment and other machinery which is privately-owned and used in the port area must be furnished with the owner’s name or identifying mark, and in the case of machinery with an identifying number as well. Stevedoring equipment and machinery may not be left in the quay area after the work has been concluded, and they have to be kept in the areas reserved for that purpose.
If the presence of vermin or organisms or animals classified as such is detected in cargo, unloading must be interrupted immediately. The captain of the vessel shall be obliged to notify the matter to the appropriate authorities and the Port, and wait for their instructions before continuing the unloading.
Appropriate instructions must be followed when goods are stored in the port area. Any goods which owing to leakage, odour or other reason cause disturbance or damage must be immediately removed from the port area by the owner or handler of goods, and the area must be cleaned by them.
Dangerous goods in cargo
A precondition for the loading and unloading of dangerous goods is that they, with the exception of bulk goods, are furnished with the appropriate marks, such as those in accordance with the IMDG Code or that they have been packed in the manner prescribed in the said code, or otherwise appropriately.
If dangerous goods are not marked or packed in as described above, the Port can prohibit the unloading of the goods from the vessel or their bringing into the harbour area by land for loading, or take other necessary safety measures.
When dangerous bulk goods or liquids are being loaded or unloaded, the captain of the vessel or the person in charge of the goods is obliged to arrange at his expense adequate guarding and take any other security measures if so demanded by the Port. The company in charge of goods handling shall prevent the entry of unauthorised persons to the loading and unloading area.
Dangerous goods and waste may only be stored in warehouses, outdoor areas or tanks that have been appointed for that purpose and have appropriate permits.
Explosives and radioactive substances may only be stored in the port area if it is permitted by virtue of a law or decree and a permit has been granted on the basis thereof and the Port has approved the storage.
When liquid fuels are being unloaded or loaded in the oil harbour, the International Oil Tanker and Terminal Safety Guide (ISGOTT), the Port’s safety instructions for liquid fuels, and the terms of the other permits valid in the area shall be observed.