The port of Aunglan consists of a gravel ramp for ferries located in the centre of Aunglan and a passenger mooring point close to it. At both locations there are no jetties or berths, vessels moor at the river bank and use gangways for loading and unloading. Most cargo activity happens across the river at Thayet, which can only be reached by ferry from Aunglan. There is no bridge across the Ayeryawaddy river at Aunglan, but one may start construction in 2017. The closest bridge is at Pyay (65km away).
The Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS) is responsible for daily management of the port of Aunglan and Thayet,
The cotton factory, a site with several warehouses (see Aunglan, storage), has an independent ramp with stairs for cargo ships about 1.8km South of the ferry ramp.
Port website: n/a
Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
PORT LOCATION & CONTACT
Province or District:
Town or City:
(Nearest location with distance from port)
Distance (0 km)
Port's Complete Name:
N19 22’ 12.1”, E95 12’ 41.7” (Ferry / cargo)
N19 22’ 14.3”, E95 12’ 42.1” (Passengers)
N19 21’ 13.4”, E95 12’ 39.8” (Cotton factory)
Managing Company or Port Authority:
(If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)
Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS), under the Ministry of Transport & Communications.
Located in Thayet.
Management Contact Person:
Nearest Airport and Airlines:
(Airlines with frequent international arrivals/departures)
Naypyitaw airport (distance 203 km).
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS
Ferry/cargo ramp Aunglan
Ferry Aunglan port
Aunglan port, passengers
Cotton factory ramp
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
For transport of vehicles across the river there is one ferry that operates twice a day departing from Aunglan to Thayet (6:30am, 4:00pm). Capacity max. 8x 6 wheeler trucks, 1000 GRT. In addition there are several small boats for transporting passengers.
Shipping companies are based in Thayet.
Port performance information not available.
Distance Aunglan-Pyay: 67 km (downstream).
Aunglan-Magway: 104 km (upstream)
Yes / No
From <Mid-Nov> to <mid-May>
Mid-Nov to mid-May, shallow draft. Boats take 50% cargo depending on the channel draft.
Major Import Campaigns
HANDLING FIGURES for 2015
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2015
Break bulk (MT)
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 Twantay, Nyaungdong, Pyay, Magway, Mandalay and Kathar.
Type of Berth
6m / 20ft
1.2m / 4ft
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
1 berth (same)
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
There is no port handling equipment, manual only.
(Yes / No)
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
No container facilities.
No customs office is available.
Grain and Bulk Handling
Main Storage Terminal
None. Normally direct transhipment to and from trucks.
Number of Storage Facilities
All loading and offloading is manual. Daily workers are arranged through the Labour Exchange Office. Rate for daily workers is 1,800 Kyat/MT for break bulk cargo, 5,000 Kyat/day for casual labour and 8,000 Kyat/day for skilled labour.
Cargo can be moved by truck only. There is no connection to the railway and there is no local airport available.
None. The port is not fenced
(Yes / No)
Current ISPS Level