Depth outside Omisalj bay is approximately 55 m, inside bay 30 m with mud and rocks bottom, width at the entrance to bay approximately 700 m. The port of Omisalj is approached by Vela Vrata, the main channel, which connects Kvarner Bay with the Bay of Rijeka. A Traffic Separation Scheme has been established in Vela Vrata. Large tankers proceed from Vela Vrata to the N part of Rijeka Bay, making a large turn before steering for Omisalj inlet. Chemical tankers and gas carriers may follow a more direct route for the entrance to Sepen Bay. The approach channels to both terminals are marked by lights and light buoys.

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