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Port Overview

The port of Pyay consists of two locations in the centre of Pyay, one mooring point used for general cargo and one used for passengers, close together. There are no jetties or berths, vessels moor at the river bank and use gangways for loading and unloading. The Inland Waterways and Transport department IWD is responsible management of the port of Pyay, but they stopped monitoring port operations since July 2013. Since this time there has been no registration anymore of the number of vessel calls and quantity of cargo handled.

The cargo port is in the centre of Pyay and can be accessed by maximum capacity 8 MT 6-wheeler trucks only.

Port website: n/a

Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

 

PORT LOCATION & CONTACT

Country:

MYANMAR

Province or District:

(West) Bago region

Town or City:

(Nearest location with distance from port)

Pyay

Distance (0 km)

Port's Complete Name:

Pyay port

Latitude, Longitude:

N18 49’ 07.4”, E95 12’ 49.5” (Cargo)

N18 49’ 16.1”, E95 12’ 45.8” (Passengers)

Managing Company or Port Authority:

(If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Inland Water Transport.

Pyay District office

N18 49’ 04.2”, E95 12’ 50.4”

Management Contact Person:

U Soe Thein. District Manager. Phone: 053-24503 / 09-783382788.

Nearest Airport and Airlines:

(Airlines with frequent international arrivals/departures)

Pyay airport is not in use. Nearest airport is Yangon International, 270 km distance or Naypyitaw International, 300 km distance.

 

Port Picture

 

  Pyay Cargo port

 

Pyay cargo port access

Pyay passenger ramp

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

There are only a limited number of cargo shipping companies operating in Pyay, mostly for construction materials, and they are all based in Yangon. No detailed information available.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List here.

Port Performance

Since 2013 no statistics have been kept on the port performance. The main reason is that the Yangon-Pyay road has been improved and most cargo transport has shifted to trucks.

The minimum draft of the channel from Yangon to Pyay is up to 10.6m (35ft) in the wet season and minimum 1.2m (4ft) in the dry season. During dry season there is a restriction on the maximum amount of cargo allowed due to the shallow draft of the river. There is enough mooring space, there are no bottle necks. No handling equipment is available, loading and unloading takes place with manual labour.

 

Distance Pyay-Magway: 180 km (11hrs downstream, 19hrs upstream).

Pyay-Yangon: 421 km (26.5 hrs downstream, 44 hrs upstream) via Twante canal.

To go from Yangon to Pay there are two options. Option 1 is via Twante canal (124 km length) at Twantay city. Twante canal is preferred by Inland Water Transport. Option 2 via the Hlaing river (98km length) at Nyaungdon city is 26km (1.5 hr/3 hrs) shorter. The Hlaing river is preferred by the private sector, but is more difficult to navigate due to narrow sections with many bends.

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS

 

Yes / No

From Mid-Nov to mid-May

Dry Season

Yes

Mid-Nov to mid-May, shallow draft. Boats take 50% cargo depending on the channel draft.

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other

None

 

HANDLING FIGURES for 2015

Vessel Calls

n/a

Container Traffic (TEUs)

0

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2015

Bulk (MT)

n/a

Break bulk (MT)

MT

*) Handling figures are estimates.

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Ships are charged a standard fee for use of the waterway by the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS), under the Ministry of Transport & Communications. DWRIRS charges 0.20 Kyat/MT capacity/mile, per trip (rate as of Jun 2016). This is charged at the river stations Twante, Nyaungdong, Pyay, Magway, Mandalay and Kathar. 

Berthing Specifications

 

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

20

2m / 6ft

1.2m / 4ft

 wet season
dry season

Container Berth

None

  

 

Silo Berth

None

  

 

Berthing Tugs

None

  

 

Water Barges

None

  

 


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

1 berth

Exports - Bagged Cargo

1 berth (same)

Imports and Exports - RoRo

None

Other Imports

None

Port Handling Equipment

There is no port handling equipment, manual only.

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

  

Container Gantries

No

  

Mobile Cranes

No

  

Reachstacker

No

  

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

No

  

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

No

  

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

No

  

Container Facilities

No container facilities.

Customs Guidance

No customs office is available.

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

None.

Grain and Bulk Handling

None.

Main Storage Terminal

None. Normally direct transhipment to and from trucks.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

None 

Refrigerated Cargo

None 

General Cargo

None 

Stevedoring

All loading and offloading is manual. Daily workers are arranged through the Labour exchange office.

Hinterland Information

Cargo can be moved by truck only. Because the port is inside town, only small trucks can be used to load cargo: 6-wheeler, 8 MT capacity maximum.

Port Security

None. The port is not fenced 

Security

ISPS Compliant

No

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

 

Police Boats

 

Fire Engines

 

 

 

 

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