The port of of Kalewa consists of a passenger boat ramp located in the center of Kalewa and a general cargo facility located East at the fork of the Chindwin river and the Myitthar river. There are no jetties or berths, vessels moor at the river bank and use gangways.
Kalewa port is relatively busy with transport of construction materials and functions as a hub between Monywa, Kale, Tamu and Khanti. The Myitthar river to Kale is only by exception accessible for cargo vessels, during rainy season when the water level is high enough. There is no port in Kale.
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 (0.5 km)
Port's Complete Name:
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. While daily management is sub-contracted to a private company.
Management Contact Person:
Mr. Moe Zaw (Ph+95-9-400545544)
Nearest Airport and Airlines:
(Airlines with frequent international arrivals/departures)
Kale Airport (distance 40km). (Myanmar national airline, Air Bagan, Asian Wing, Air KBZ)
Kalewa port overview
Passenger port Kalewa
Cargo port Kalewa
Cargo port Kalewa
Cargo port manual labor, Kalewa
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Most vessels are operated by individual vessel owners. One of the main operators at Kalewa for general cargo: U Win Aung, “Kyaw Kyaw Win” Line, Minkin, Kalewa Ph+95-9-2007910. He owns 3 vessels (200’x50’x draft 8’ with 1000 Mt capacity), (180’x 35’x draft 7’ with 500 Mt capacity) and (145’x15’x draft 4.5’ with 100 Mt capacity).
Port performance in 2015 was approximately 30 vessels visit per day, average 720 vessels per month. About 1,800 MT of cargo per month, mostly construction materials (cement, iron, corrugated sheets, food). However, since port management was sub-contracted, there are no exact statistics maintained on the volume of cargo and port calls.
The average draft of the channel from Kalewa to Khanti is 6m (20ft) in the wet season and in the dry season 0.75m (2,5ft). 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 with manual labour.
Yes / No
From <month> to <month>
Mid-Nov to May, shallow draft. Boats take 50% cargo depending on the channel draft.
Major Import Campaigns
HANDLING FIGURES 2015
Container Traffic: (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk
Break bulk (MT)
*) Handling figures are estimates.
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Docking charge 10,000 Kyat per vessel per visit period, charged by a private company under supervision of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS).
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
Less in dry season
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
2 berths (same)
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? Describe the management of the port handling equipment.
(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
Area (square meters)
All loading and offloading is manual.
Rates for daily workers: 2,000 Kyat/MT for rice. Arranged through the Labour exchange office.
Cargo can be moved by truck to Kale and Tamu.
None. The port is not fenced
Current ISPS Level