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Port Overview

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) is the main deep-sea port of the Kingdom of Cambodia covering approximately 125 hectares 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 water, a string of islands to protect strong wind and tidal wave, and lies in the location that does not require any regular navigational channels dredging.

PAS, which was built in early 1956, has been expanded consecutively and it has now 12 berths under its management and equipped with state-of-the-art cargo handling equipment. Furthermore, there are three private berths for tankers (Concrete wharf, Sokimex oil port and Tela oil port) in which pilotage services are provided by PAS.

Over the past 5 years (2016-2020), the volume of cargo throughput increased more than 12 percent and in 2020 the volume of cargo throughput reached 6.6 million tons while the number of container throughput was 641,842 TEUs. The port could accommodate general cargo vessels with 50,000 DWT and container vessels of 16,000 DWT with loading capacity approximately 1550 TEUs.

Port website: Port of Sihanoukville Website

Key port information may also be found at: Maritime Database - Cambodia Port Information

Port Location and Contact

Country

Cambodia

Province or District

Preah Sihanouk Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Sihanoukville (port is in town limits)

Port's Complete Name

English: Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

French: Port Autonome de Sihanoukville

Latitude

10.486944444

Longitude

103.50611111

Managing Company or Port Authority

Port Authority

Management Contact Person

H.E. Lou Kim Chhun, Port Director

pas@camintel.com

+855 34 933 739 / +855 34 933 416

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Sihanoukville International Airport

AirAsia, Cambodia Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, JC International Airlines, Lanmei Airlines, Royal Air, Sky Angkor Airlines, Thai AirAsia

Port Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) main services include:

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

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

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

Sihanoukville port’s channel draft is 10.5m only. There are no other limitations relating to vessel size. The average waiting time (the time between arrival and berthing) is 2 hours. Since the yard size was increased to store up to 21,800TEUs, with a current occupancy at 70% the port is usually not congested. There is no established priority for humanitarian cargo but it can be discussed with the port authorities.

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Occurs

From May to November

Major Import Campaigns

Yes

From March to November

Other Comments

N/A

Handling Figures

2019

2020

2021

Vessel Calls

621

670

655

Container Traffic (TEUs)

639,211

641,842

732,387

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Bulk (MT)

N/A

Break bulk (MT)

6,990,337

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: Port of Sihanoukville Website Pilotage fees.

Pilotage fees are based on the GRT of the vessel as following:

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

Remarks: The minimum charge of pilotage fees is USD125.00 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)

Comments

Passenger Ship Berth

2

290

9.00

Berth #1 and #3

Conventional Berth

2

290

7.00

Berth #2 and #4

Container Berth

4

750

9.30

Berth #5, #6, #7, and #8

Multipurpose Berth

2

330

10.50

Berth #9 and #10

Silo Berth

N/AN/AN/A

N/A

Berthing Tugs

2

200

6.50

Logistics for oil supply base - Berth #11 and #12

Water Barges

N/AN/AN/A

N/A

Bulk Oil Jetty

1

53

4.20

Concrete wharf

Bulk Oil Jetty

1

200

9.00

Sokimex

Bulk Oil Jetty

Terminal No.1

200

11.3

Tela

Bulk Oil Jetty

Terminal No.2

200

8.5

Tela

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

N/A

Exports - Bagged Cargo

N/A

Imports and Exports - RoRo

N/A

Other Imports

N/A

Port Handling Equipment

The port handling equipment is managed by the Autonomous Port Authority.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No



Container Gantries

Yes

5 units (30.5 MT)

Quay Gantry Cranes

Container Gantries

Yes

18 units (35.5 MT)

Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Yes

2 units (50 MT)


Reach stacker

Yes

 12 units (45 MT)


Reach stacker

Yes

 5 units (7.5 MT)

Empty containers only

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

No



Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No



Transtainer

No



Forklifts

Yes

10 units (3 MT – 25 MT)

For Containers

Forklifts  

Yes

6 units (5 MT – 10 MT)

For General Cargo

Truck & Trailers

Yes

34 units (20’ and 40’)

For Containers

Low-bed Trailer

Yes

1 unit (60 MT)

For General Cargo

Truck

Yes

16 units (20 MT – 30 MT)

For General Cargo

Container Facilities

Container yard: 217,000 m2 with storage capacity up to 21,800 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. There are 192 plugins for Reefer Containers.

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)

1,520

760

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

3 stations (192 plugs)

Emergency Take-off Capacity

N/A

N/A

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(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 more information on customs in Cambodia, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

In order to boost agriculture, agroindustry, industry, trade sectors and especially for the export of Cambodian agricultural products such as dried tapioca and in respond to the Royal Government market expansion strategy for milled rice export, and also to provide logistics service for the offshore oil exploration within the territory of Cambodian sea as well as the contribution for the economic growth of Cambodia, the Multipurpose Terminal was initiated and started the construction in early 2015 and commenced its operation in 2018.

This Multipurpose Terminal is divided into two important terminals as following:

TerminalLengthDraftStorage
Dry bulk Cargo Terminal330 m13.5 m28,000 m2
Terminal for oil exploration logistics base200 m7.5 mN/A

Grain and Bulk Handling

Equipment for this type of cargo is not available at PAS.

Main Storage Terminal

PAS has installed the container terminal management system (CTMS) in order to standardize the operational system with those of the neighboring 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

Bagged Cargo

1 Warehouse (LCL)

6,000 m2

Refrigerated Cargo

Container reefer (3 stations)

192 plugs

General Cargo

4 Warehouses

30,000 m2

Stevedoring

There is no formal company operating at the port and stevedores’ gangs need to be directly engaged. Stevedoring charges can be found at here: Stevedoring ChargesUnit of cargo weight is in metric tons and method of calculation is the even number. Below 500 Kg to be computed ½ ton, above 500 Kg to be computed 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 and Police, and paying for port charges, the cargos 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

Yes

Fire Engines

Yes

Ambulances

Yes

Radiation Portal Monitor

Yes

 

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