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Port Overview  

The city of Sorong is strategic as the main gateway to West Papua Province. Sorong is also known as the city of Industry, trade and services. Goods that are being supplied to Sorong city mainly comes from Makassar and Surabaya by sea transport to the Port of Sorong and then distributed within Sorong city and surrounding districts. A small quantity are distributed to smaller islands by Ferry and Pioneer Ship.  

Sorong Port is the largest port in West Papua province, located in Papua’s bird’s head peninsula, and it is classified as Port Class I. Sorong port is a conventional port for multi-purposes, it is operated by government state-owned company, PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia IV Sorong Branch.  

Port website: https://inaport4.co.id/branch/read/2/1  

Key port information may also be found at:https://inaport4.co.id/  

Port Location and Contact 

Country 

INDONESIA 

Province or District 

Sorong City, West Papua Province 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port 

Sorong City - 7 km  

Port's Complete Name 

Port of Sorong 

Latitude 

00° 53’ 00” S 

Longitude 

131° 14’ 00” E 

Managing Company or Port Authority 

PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero) Sorong Branch 

Management Contact Person 

M. Rasul 

Manager Business Development Transformation   

Ph. +62-0951-323805 

Email. sorong@pelabuhan4.co.id / rasul.pelabuhan4@gmail.com  

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures 

Domine Eduar Osok Airport 

  • Garuda Indonesia 
  • Xpress Air 
  • Nam Air 
  • Batik Air 
  • Sriwijaya 
  • Wings Air 
  • Susi Air 

Port Picture 

Port Performance 

Length of channel 

3,5 Mile 

Width of channel 

926 m 

Max. depth of channel 

20 m 

Min. depth of channel 

13 m 

Min. depth of Basin 

11 m 

Max. depth of Basin 

20 m 

Max. depth beside of Wharf 

9 m 

Wave Height 

3 m 

High Water Spring 

20 m LWS 

Low Water Spring 

8 m LWS 

 

Seasonal Constraints 

 

Occurs 

Time Frame 

Rainy Season 

Yes 

From October to February 

Major Import Campaigns 

No 

From (month) to (month) 

Other Comments 

- 

Handling Figures for 2018 

Vessel Calls 

139 

Container Traffic (TEUs) 

49,686 

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2018 

Bulk (MT) 

300  

Break bulk (MT) 

23,415 

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges 

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link:www.dephub.go.id (PP.15 Tahun 2016) 

http://jdih.dephub.go.id/assets/uudocs/perpres/2016/PP_15_Tahun_2016.pdf 

Berthing Specifications 

Type of Berth 

Quantity 

Length (m) 

Maximum Draft (m) 

Comments 

Conventional Berth 

1 

220 

12 – 14 LWS 

 Conventional Port 

Container Berth 

1 

250 

12 – 14 LWS 

 

Passenger Terminal 

1 

220 

12 – 14 LWS 

Conventional Port 

Silo Berth 

Nil 

 

 

 

Berthing Tugs 

Nil 

 

 

 

Water Barges 

 

 

 

Water filling facilities to the ship using pipes and pushing machines from water tank, 100 tons per hours, 800 ton water tank capacity 

Port website:https://inaport4.co.id/branch/read/2/1  

General Cargo Handling Berths 

Cargo Type 

Berth Identification 

Imports - Bagged Cargo 

Wharf 1 

Wharf 2 

Exports - Bagged Cargo 

Wharf 1 

Wharf 2 

Imports and Exports - RoRo 

Nil 

Other Imports 

Nil 

Port Handling Equipment 

There are various types of handling equipment at the Port of Sorong. 

Equipment 

Available 

Total Quantity and Capacity Available 

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage 

Fixed Crane 

1 

- 

Maintenance 

Rubber Tyred Gantry 

Nil 

- 

- 

Mobile Cranes 

1 

15 T 

Maintenance 

Reachstacker 

4 

45 tons 

Good 

Side Loader 

Nil 

- 

- 

Transtainer 

Nil 

- 

- 

Forklifts 

2 

7 tons  

Good 

Chassis Head Truck 

4 

- 

Good 

Head Truck 

8 

40 tons and 30 tons 

Good 

Tugboat 

1 

- 

Good 

Pilot Boat 

1 

- 

Good 

Container Facilities 

There is a Container Yard at the port with total area of 27,000 m2, which can also be used as open storage.  

 

Facilities 

20 ft 

40 ft 

Container Facilities Available 

Yes 

Yes 

Container Freight Station (CFS) 

No 

No 

Refrigerated Container Stations 

Yes 

Yes 

Other Capacity Details 

800 ton water tank capacity 

Daily Take Off Capacity  
(Containers per Day)  

200 - 250 Container per day – Using Ship Crane 

Number of Reefer Stations  
(Connection Points) 

35 

Emergency Take-off Capacity  

Nil 

 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift 
(Containers per Shift)  

Nil 

 

Customs Guidance 

Customs clearance is available through the local customs office in the port. http://www.beacukai.go.id/  

Terminal Information

PT. PELNI and PT. ASDP are the two main ferry operators for cargo and passenger movements from Sorong and throughout West Papua province. The routes for PT. PELNI are Manokwari – Jayapura – Biak – Serui – Fak-Fak – Ambon – Wasior – Nabire – Bau Bau – Ternate – Bitung – Morotai – Bacan  Makassar – Surabaya – Tanjung Priok and for PT. ASDP are Sorong – Arefi – Pam – Lemalas – Waigama – Wejim  - Kofiau. 

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL 

Existing capacity at Sorong Port: 

  • Container yard 27,000 m2 
  • Only diesel and marine fuel, supplied by PERTAMINA depend on request  
  • Water Tank 800 Tons 
  • 24 working hours 

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING 

There are no grain and bulk handling activities at the Port of Sorong. 

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL 

Storage Type 

Number of Storage Facilities 

Area (m2) 

Bagged Cargo 

Nil 

Nil 

Refrigerated Cargo 

Nil 

Nil 

General Cargo 

Nil 

Nil 

Stevedoring 

Stevedoring activities at the port organised by third parties (authorised stevedoring company) in coordination with the Labour Union Association (TKBM) and administered by the Port Authority (KSOP) Office. The owner/importer can also discharge their own cargo by contacting the Labour Union Association directly.  

Hinterland Information 

The port serves the trading of local commoditiesfisheries, woodand sawdust.  

Port Security 

Security 

ISPS Compliant 

Yes 

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

1 

Police Boats 

Yes 

Fire Engines 

Yes