A new cargo port and container terminal is being developed by the regional government of Mandalay with JICA funding in Semeikhon (Myingyan township), 47km North of Myingyan and 94km South-West of Mandalay. It is expected that a barge with 50MT crane will be floated and operational by August 2016 and additional handling equipment and infrastructure may be in place by 2018.
As of June 2016 this port is lacking access roads suitable for heavy trucks from Nabuaing village track and a suitable port infrastructure and handing equipment. There is a 50m concrete boat ramp and a 50MT crane on a barge, plus supporting offices.
Port website: http://www.mmidproject.com/SMP.aspx
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)
Mandalay distance: 94 km
Port's Complete Name:
21° 44' 53.8"N
95° 25' 23.4"E
Managing Company or Port Authority:
(If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)
Semeikhon Ayeryarwaddy Port Committee
Management Contact Person:
U Thein Soe Win (Port Manager)
Nearest Airport and Airlines:
(Airlines with frequent international arrivals/departures)
Mandalay International airport, 84.6km distance
(Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern, SilkAir, Thai airways, Thai Smile, Myanmar Airways Inter’l)
Semeikhon port & Myotha Industrial Park (MIP)
Boat ramp, crane and planned terminal
Existing crane on barge
Existing concrete boat ramp
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development is in charge of the Semeikhon port development.
Address: 26th Street, Between 58th and 60th Street,
Aung MyayThar Zan, Mandalay, Phone: +95 2 65958, Fax: +95 2 73088. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The channel draft at Semeikhon port in the dry season is minimum 4.6m (15ft) in March/April, and above 18m (60ft) in the wet season.
Yes / No
From <month> to <month>
Dry season March-April, restricted draft to max. 4.6m
Major Import Campaigns
HANDLING FIGURES 2015
Container Traffic: (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Not established as of yet.
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 and for the Chindwin river at Monywa and Kalewa.
Type of Berth
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
As of August 2016 it is expected that a crane operated from a barge, with 50MT capacity and container handling capability will be operational.
No additional handling equipment, nor trucks or trailers are locally available. This may be made available by 2018, depending on further development of the port and industrial zone.
(Yes / No)
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
50 MT mobile crane on a barge
Capacity to handle 20ft and 40ft containers
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
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)
No customs office is available.
Grain and Bulk Handling
Main Storage Terminal
Number of Storage Facilities
Area (square meters)
Not operational yet.
As of June 2016 this port is lacking access roads suitable for heavy trucks from Nabuaing town and a suitable port infrastructure and handing equipment.
There is a 22km double lane gravel road that leads East to the new Myotha Industrial Park (MIP), which is under development. The Industrial zone is still lacking an access road to Myo Tha, the nearest town.
There is no connection of Semeikhon port with a railroad.
No security, the port is not fenced.
Current ISPS Level