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Port Overview

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

Country:

MYANMAR

Province or District:

Sagaing

Town or City:

(Nearest location with distance from port)

Kalewa

Distance (0.5 km)

Port's Complete Name:

Kalewa port

Latitude:

23°11'39.11"N

Longitude:

94°18'33.99"E

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)

 

Port Picture

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

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.

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS

 

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Dry Season

Yes

Mid-Nov to May, shallow draft. Boats take 50% cargo depending on the channel draft.

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other

None

 

HANDLING FIGURES 2015

Vessel Calls:

8,640

Container Traffic: (TEUs)

0

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year 2015

Bulk (MT)

0

Break bulk (MT)

21,600 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.

Berthing Specifications

 

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

2

20

2.5

Less in 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

2 berths

Exports - Bagged Cargo

2 berths (same)

Imports and Exports - RoRo

None

Other Imports

None

Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? Describe the management of the port handling equipment.

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.

Rates for daily workers: 2,000 Kyat/MT for rice. Arranged through the Labour exchange office.

Hinterland Information

Cargo can be moved by truck to Kale and Tamu.

Port Security

None. The port is not fenced 

Security

ISPS Compliant

No

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

 

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

No

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