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
Province or District
Preah Sihanouk Province
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Name : Sihanoukville Town
Port's Complete Name
Sihanoukville Autonomous Port
Managing Company or Port Authority
Management Contact Person
H.E. Lou Kim Chhun
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Sihanoukville International Airport
Airlines: Cambodia Angkor Air, Dragonair, Lucky Air, SilkAir Charter, Sky Angkor Airlines
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 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 & 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.
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 .
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.
From May to November
Major Import Campaigns
From March to November
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Total Cargo Handling (mt)
Total Annual Capacity of the Port
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 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%.
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
Bulk Oil Jetties Concrete
Bulk Oil Jetties Sokimex
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
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Other Imports -
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.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
Quay Gantry Cranes
2 units (30.5mt)
Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes
7 units (35.6mt)
50% - 70%
2 units (60mt)
Out of order
8 units (45mt)
50% - 80%
1 unit (7.5mt)
7 units (10mt – 50mt)
50% - 80%
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
8 units (10mt – 30mt)
40% - 80%
35 units (20’ and 40’)
Truck for General Cargo
19 units (20mt – 40mt)
40% - 80%
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.
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)
Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)
Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)
Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)
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
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.
Number of Storage Facilities
1 yard of container reefer (13m x 72m)
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.
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.
No significant security issues to be highlighted.
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