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Port Overview

The port of Magway consists of a passenger boat ramp located in the centre of Magway and a general cargo mooring point close to it. The port of Minbu is on the opposite side of the river from Magway and consists of two mooring points accessible by truck, once for general cargo and one mostly used for fuel. At both ports there are no jetties or berths, vessels moor at the river bank and use gangways for loading and unloading. The Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS) in Magway is responsible for daily management of the port of Magway and Minbu. Depending on the water level and mooring space for cargo shipments, the port of Minbu is more often used in the dry season and the port of Magway is more used in the wet season.

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:

Magway

Town or City:

(Nearest location with distance from port)

Magway / Minbu

Distance (0 km)

Port's Complete Name:

Magway port and Minbu port

Latitude, Longitude:

Magway: N20 09’ 28.5”, E94 54’ 59.7”

Latitude, Longitude:

Minbu: N20 09’ 00.1”, E94 53’ 29.1”

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.

N20 08’ 19.8”, E94 55’ 27.8”

Management Contact Person:

Mr. U Zaw Lwin (Ph+95 67 411428 /
+95 9 444032614)

Email: dwir.npt@gmail.com / zawlwin007@gmail.com

Nearest Airport and Airlines:

(Airlines with frequent international arrivals/departures)

Magway Airport (distance 10km).) Not in use for civilian aircraft. Naypyitaw airport (distance 190 km).

 

Port Picture

Cargo port Magway


Passenger port Magway

Cargo port Minbu

 Fuel port Minbu

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

In Magway vessel owners have organised themselves in a committee. There are five owners that have 2 or more vessels. The vessels are 1500 GRT capacity, while in the dry season they have max 800 MT capacity because the draft has to be reduced.

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

Port performance in 2015 was approximately 36 vessels visit per day, average 1,070 vessels per month. About 482,423 MT of cargo per month, mostly rice, pulses, oil, crude oil, construction materials (cement, iron bars).

The minimum draft of the channel from Pyay to Magway and Magway to Pakokku is 10.6m (35ft) in the wet season and in the dry season, minimum 1.8m (6ft) in two places. 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 (downstream).

Magway - Aug Lang / Tha yat: 109 km (downstream)

Distance Magway-Nyaung-U: 152 km.(upstream)

Magway-Chauk: 115 km (upstream)

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 2015

Vessel Calls:

12,838

Container Traffic: (TEUs)

0

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year 2015

Bulk (MT)

5,789,075

Break bulk (MT)

MT

*) Source DWRIRS MGW Tollgate, April 2015 to March 2016

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. The Sanitory Dept. under Regional government charges a docking charge per vessel per visit; this responsibility is planned to be handed over to the DWRIRS.

Berthing Specifications

 

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

20

6m / 20ft

2m / 6ft

 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 (square meters)

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. There is no connection to the railway and Magway airport is not in use.

Port Security

None. The port is not fenced 

 

Security

ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

No

Current ISPS Level

Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

 

Police Boats

 

Fire Engines

 

 

 

 

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