The port is situated on the western coast of Dnestrovskiy Estuary.
Vessels should approach the port via the 2.22 kmlong sea channel and then along the 14.5 km long estuary channel. The depth of entrance canal is 4.5 m.
The port is opened for navigation all year round. During the cold season northeasterly and northerly winds prevail. In the warm season, southeasterly, southerly and northwesterly winds prevail. Strong winds of 15 m/s or more occur from 7 to 30 days a year. Average annual temperature is +8.8 to +11.5°C. Fogs are observed 31 days a year, on an average, and mostly from October till March. Frosts occur from November till March.