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Port Overview

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) is the main deep sea port of the Kingdom of Cambodia covering approximately 125 ha of total land area. PAS, which is the only deep sea port situated in the Bay of Kampong Som, facilitates maritime transport, thereby obtaining such natural advantages as deep sea water, a string of islands to protect strong wind and tidal wave, and lies in the location that does not require permanent dredging of navigational channels.

PAS, which was built in early 1956, has been expanded consecutively and it has now 8 berths equipped with modern cargo handling equipment. During the past 5 years, the volume of cargo throughput increased more than 10 percent and in 2015 the volume of cargo throughput was equivalent to 3.8 million tons excluding 391,000 TEUs of containers. The port can accommodate vessels with 20,000 DWT loading capacity or approximately 1,500 TEUs for container vessels.

For the Port of Sihanoukville website, please see the Port of Sihanoukville Website 

Additional port information for Cambodia can also be found at Maritime Database - Cambodia Port Information

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Cambodia

Province or District

Preah Sihanouk Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Name : Sihanoukville Town

km: 0

Port's Complete Name

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

Latitude

10.48694444

Longitude

103.50611111

Managing Company or Port Authority

Port Authority

Management Contact Person

H.E. Lou Kim Chhun

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Airport Name:

Sihanoukville International Airport

Airlines: Cambodia Angkor Air, Dragonair, Lucky Air, SilkAir Charter, Sky Angkor Airlines

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS)

Main services include:

  • Navigational Service
  • Cargo Handling Service
  • Cargo Storage and Warehousing Service
  • Transport Service
  • Special Economic Zone
  • Logistics Supply Base for Offshore Oil Exploration…etc.

Please find below key compannies  http://www.pas.gov.kh/en/page/ports-main-services

KAMSAB:

KAMSAB Branch of Sihanoukville is the Shipping and Freight Forwarding Agency, the government body assigned for custom clearance, Husbanding all kinds of non-cargo vessels to booking, Chartering, Brokering and Total Logistic Services Providing.

Main services include:

  • Shipping Agency Services
  • Cruise and Passenger Services
  • Logistics Services (Sea, Land, Air)

CUSTOMS:

Customs & Excise Branch of Sihanoukville International Port is the Institutional expertise and has the legal authority to control all kinds of taxes and fees collected on imports and exports tasks. Main duties include: 

  • Monitor and collect all sorts of taxes on imports and exports;
  • Crime prevention and repression of all kinds, especially customs offenses.

CAMCONTROL:

Cambodia Import-Export Inspection and Fraud Repression Directorate-General (CAMCONTROL) is an agency for consumer and trade activity protection provided by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to a high-level, meeting the citizen expectation (their health and rights to be protected) and meeting the trade policies of the government, particularly the trade facilitation and fair practices in trade activities. Main Duties of CAMCONTROL Sihanoukville Branch:

  • Ensure the quality and safety of products and services for the protection of consumers’ health and safety;
  • Ensure the protection of consumers’ economic interests;
  • Ensure the compliance of the regulatory requirements related to trade; 
  • Provide the service of commercial inspection as third party.

For information on Cambodia Port of Sihanoukville contacts details, please see the following link: 4.4 Cambodia Port and Waterways Company Contact List .

Port Performance

The port currently is congested every Friday and Saturday due to many vessel arrivals, and the subsequent activities of cargoes exporting. The port congestion usually lasts for 7 or 8 hours. There is no established priority for humanitarian cargo.

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From May to November

Major Import Campaigns

Yes

From March to November

Other Comments

N/A

Handling Figures

Year 2014

Year 2015

Vessel Calls

1,103 Units

1,294 Units

Container Traffic (TEUs)

334,000

392,000

Total Cargo Handling (mt)

3,423,000

3,763,000

Total Annual Capacity of the Port

3,423,919 mt

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Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on Cambodia Port of Sihanoukville tariffs and rates, please see the following link: Port of Sihanoukville Website 

Pilotage fees

Pilotage fees is based on the GRT of the vessel as follow:

  • Commercial sea port, pilotage fees is US$ 0.03/GRT.
  • Oil jetty, pilotage fees is US$ 0.035/GRT.
  • Shifting in port’s area, pilotage fees is US$ 0.022/GRT.

Remarks: The minimum charges of pilotage fees is US$ 125.00 for one vessel (excluding the motor-boat charges).

The Public Holiday and weekend (Saturday & Sunday), all charges are increased by 50%.

Night Shifting in port area (from 1730hrs to 0700hrs), the charges are increased by 25%.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

2

290

9

Container Berth

5

750

10.50

Bulk Oil Jetties Concrete

1

53

4.20

Pontoon

1

200

9.20

Bulk Oil Jetties Sokimex

1

200

9.20

Passenger Terminal

2

290

8.40

Ships berthing performance is enhanced by using natural islands as a reliable wind blockage. In addition, a solid break water was constructed to block strong wind from blowing heavily against the ships berthing alongside the new quay terminals.

PAS has enough capability of bringing the ships for berthing alongside its terminals in both dry and rainy seasons.

PAS has reserved five tug boats with total 6,600 HP to assist the ship into berth. Other than the said facilities the port has one more mooring boat and many other experienced pilots who can satisfactorily service and bring the ships alongside with safety.

PAS has (290+290+350+400) m berth length which is numbered as follows: Berths No 1 & 3 are at western part of the pier, berths No 2 & 4 are at eastern part of the pier, while berths No 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 are inside the wharf. Each berth is calculated for ship of 150m LOA, while berths No 2 & 4 are designed for ship of 100m LOA only.

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

2

Exports - Bagged Cargo

2

Imports and Exports - RoRo

2

Other Imports -

Fuel

Steel Goods

 

3

2

Port Handling Equipment

The port equipment is managed by Sihanoukville Autonomous Port which is a government agency.

PAS has split specific operational zone in order to ease the operation as well as to promote daily operational efficiency. Handling equipment is available 7/7 days and 24/24 H in both cargo terminal and containers terminal.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

  

Quay Gantry Cranes

Yes

2 units (30.5mt)

80%

Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes

Yes

7 units (35.6mt)

50% - 70%

Mobile Cranes

Yes

2 units (60mt)

Out of order

Reachstacker

Yes

8 units (45mt)

50% - 80%

Empty Reachstacker

Yes

1 unit (7.5mt)

70%

Shore Cranes

Yes

7 units (10mt – 50mt)

50% - 80%

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

No

  

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No

  

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

Yes

8 units (10mt – 30mt)

40% - 80%

Trailers

Yes

35 units (20’ and 40’)

30% 60%

Truck for General Cargo

Yes

19 units (20mt – 40mt)

40% - 80%

Container Facilities

Container yard: 45,000m2 with storage capacity up to 5,300 TEUs.

Warehouse: 36,000 m2 with a capacity of 72,000 tons

PAS can provide refrigerated storage for all Reefer Containers, except for grain and food storages in bulk.

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

  

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

600

600

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

No

No

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

N/A

N/A

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

200

200

Customs Guidance

Sihanoukville Port Customs and Excise Branch is located in Autonomous Sihanoukville Port compound. Operating hours are from 8:00 to 16:00 (lunch break from 12:00 to 13:00). Approximately one day is spent for the customs clearance processing. The documents of importation/exportation approved by Customs office in Phnom Penh must be presented to the branch of Customs in Sihanoukville Port before releasing cargo(s) from the port.   

For information on customs in Cambodia, please see the following sections: 1.3 Cambodia Customs Information

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

Since the global markets have increasingly recognized the standard quality of cargoes being exported from Cambodia, together with growing number of investors coming to Cambodia, PAS would in this context be more and more active in serving both general and containerized cargoes handling operations.

In order to offer the convenience for different types of cargoes handling operations, PAS has initiated the Multipurpose Terminal development project so as to meet the needs of local port users as well as those of the global markets.

This Multipurpose Terminal is divided into two important terminals:

1. Dry bulk cargo terminal

  • Length: 330.00m
  • Alongside depth: 13.50m
  • Dry bulk cargo storage yard: 24,750m2

2. Terminal for oil exploration logistics base

  • Length: 200m
  • Alongside depth: 40.000m2 
  • Average vessels turnaround time is 24hrs for all kinds of vessels.
  • Average oil discharging from tankers through pipeline with its compression, and diameter 12” to depot: 800m3/hr.
  • This project started in early 2015 and will be completed in 2017.

Grain and Bulk Handling

Equipment for this type of cargo is not available.

Main Storage Terminal

PAS has installed the container terminal management system (CTMS) in order to standardize the operational system with those of the neighbouring countries which are more developed. CTMS has a: statistic management, yard planning, vessel planning, handling operation and container yard operation.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

1 warehouse

6,000

Refrigerated Cargo

1 yard of container reefer (13m x 72m)

936

General Cargo

4 warehouses

30,000

Stevedoring

There is no formal company operating at the post and stevedores’ gangs need to be directly engaged.

Stevedoring charges can be found at here: Stevedoring Charges

Unit of cargo weight is “metric ton” and method of calculation is the even number:

Below 500 Kg to be computed ½ ton

Above 500 Kg to be computed 1 ton

A part of cargo with stowage factor of above 1.200 m3 or 1.133 m3 shall be charged 1 ton

Weight cargo to be implemented according to the cargo description (Bill of Lading) or (Manifest) by computing both net weight and gross weight or empty container.

 

Hinterland Information

There are two types of transport modes, by train and by truck. After completing clearance process with Customs, CAMCONTROL, KAMSAB and Police, and paying for port charges, the cargoes will be loaded onto trains/trucks then released from the port. 

Port Security

No significant security issues to be highlighted. 

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

1

Police Boats

N/A

Fire Engines

Yes

 

 

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