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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = port
Churchill Seaport 1996-08-12.jpg
Port area handling commercial traffic (it is recommended to use rather landuse=industrial, industrial=portShow/edit corresponding data item.
Group: landuse
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal
openstreetmap-carto doesn't render this, but openstreetmap.fr does

An area tagged as landuse=port describes a coastal industrial area where it's handled commercial traffic. Usually the area is operated by a single entity and is focused on a particular type of cargo (for example a container terminal handles loading and discharge of container ships with particular infrastructure).

How to map

The preferred method is to enclose the land area dedicated to the handling of a particular cargo (or traffic) with a way or a multipolygon. The tagging requires landuse=industrial and industrial=port on the area, and it's possible to define the category port=* (and the location with port:type=* ) and eventually the handled cargo cargo=*.

If you used landuse=port, please consider migrating to landuse=industrial + industrial=port.




Port category

CATHAC category value Definition Usage
Cargo terminal A terminal for handling cargo (See cargo=*). port=cargo
RoRo-terminal roro A terminal for roll-on roll-off ferries. port=roro
Seaplane terminal seaplane A terminal for seaplanes. port=seaplane
Fishing harbour fishing A harbour with facilities for fishing boats. port=fishing


CATHAC category value Definition Usage
Tanker terminal tanker A terminal for the bulk handling of liquid cargoes. cargo=liquid_bulk
Container terminal container A terminal for container ships. cargo=container
Bulk terminal bulk A terminal for the handling of bulk materials such as iron ore, coal, etc. cargo=dry_bulk
General cargo terminal cargo A terminal for handling general cargo. cargo=general


To distinguish different port types.

Value Description
seaport "Normal" port (implicit)
dryport Inland port directly connected to a seaport, where can be performed customs operations
deep_water The water depth can allow berthing of bigger vessels
inland_port On river or lakes

Multiple values handling

If you need to assign multiple values, consider modifying the tags as the following example: cargo=container;general becomes cargo:container=yes + cargo:general=yes, see example in office=logistics.

See also