Crotone harbor consists of two unconnected basins. The main one, located north of the town is called Porto Nuovo (the New Port).
Depth in Porto Nuovo ranges from 6 to 12 m; the entrance is well protected from the winds and the port supports commercial traffic.
Services such as pilotage, tugging and mooring are available. Hydrocarbon off-shore platforms are connected to the coast by submarine pipelines.
International traffic amounts to 35% and coastal navigation to 65%. Port movements include both industrial and commercial products; the main activities concern cereal traffic. Freight movements have decreased in recent years, due to the closure of some enterprises in the nearby industrial area.
The port is accessed through state road SS 106 Jonica. It is located north of the city and mainly intended for commercial traffic and pleasure shipping under Maritime Authority control.
Caution: Visibility may be reduced to as little as 100 meters due to dense fog
Access: Contact Port Authority on vhs channel 16
Services and facilities: Fuel Dock with diesel (h. 08 am/5 pm) – water supply - lighted piers - boat ramp - mobile crane – outdoor dry berths - motor repair - electric and electronic repair – wooden, fiberglass and steel hull repair - sail repair - pilotage service - mooring crew - scuba divers - fire protection system - waste disposal – weather forecast - food market - ice sale - car parking - telephone.
Open 24 hours a day
Muddy and sandy sea bed
Depth: 10 m at the entrance; 3-9,50 m at the dock
Vhf Radio channel 16 (h 24)
Winds: winds from the north (they can be particularly violent) and quadrants I and II blow during the winter. Spring winds from quadrant I; north and south-east winds generate strong offshore currents
Transverse winds from the north and northwest
Lee: south-west wind