The port of Monywa consists of three locations at the river bank of the Chindwin river near town, used for passengers and general cargo, plus a river bank 2km outside town which is used mainly for timber trade. There are no berths or jetties, vessels moor directly at the river bank and use gangways. From Monywa the Chindwin river goes South to Pakokku, and North to Ta-Naing in Kachin state, via Kalewa.
- General Cargo port: N22° 07' 20.7", E95° 07' 06.8"
- Passengers port: N22° 08' 05.9" E95° 06' 30.0"
- Timber port: N22° 11' 08.4" E95° 04' 55.4"
Port website: n/a
Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contacts
Province or District
Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)
Name : Monywa
Port's Complete Name
Port of Monywa
N 22° 07' 20.7"
E 95° 07' 06.8"
Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)
Inland Water Transport (IWT) department, Monywa division
N22° 07' 37.4", E95° 06' 57.4"
Management Contact Person
IWT Manager of Chindwin division:
Mr. U Tin Tun Aung, Phone: +95-9-6451984
Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations
Airport Name: Monywa airport
Barge with 25MT crane at the timber port
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Inland Water Transport is responsible for registering port operations but general cargo and passenger transport is managed by private companies. The main companies operating at Monywa are for general cargo: Aung Soe Moe Co., Chin Twin Gyi Co., Yae Zar Ni Co., and for passengers: Ayi Nyein Chan Thar Co., Shew Na Dazayar Co., and Moe Zin Yaw Co.,
Vessels for general cargo range from 30MT to 80MT capacity and most are individually operated and booked. Visit the port to contact individual vessel owners.
Located at the timber port is a transport company with 5 vessels and 14 trucks: Aung Mya Than co., they have 5 landing vessels; 2 of 200MT (128x32x5.5ft draft), 1 of 300MT (165x32x5.5ft draft) and 2 of 700MT (200x50x9ft draft), Contact: Mr. Myo Win, Director, phone: +95-9-2131777.
The maximum draft is 0.8m (2.5 ft) in the dry season and average draft is above 7m (20ft) in the wet season. Maximum vessel size is 30.3m length (130ftx18ftx4ft), max.128 GRT (due to shallow draft). Average 450 vessels visit per month, about 5400 per year.
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Dry Season (low draft)
October to April
Major Import Campaigns
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk
Break bulk (MT)
8725 MT outgoing
1081 MT incoming
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Docking charge: 1000 Kyat/day for small vessels and 2000 Kyat/day for large vessels.
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.
There are no jetties, vessels more directly on the river bank.
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
At the timber port, there is a barge with a 25 MT crane and a 35MT crane available.
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Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
25MT and 35 MT on barge
Tint Win Tun co., Mr. U Lwin Phone: 09-400455011
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
There is no customs office available.
Grain and Bulk Handling
Main Storage Terminal
No storage facilities available at the port side.
Number of Storage Facilities
Area (square meters)
Manual labour is handled through the Township Labour Exchange Office.
Daily worker rates:
Unskilled: 3000 MMK per day
Skilled: 6000 MMK/per day
There is a connection to roads at the general cargo/passenger and timber port. No railway connection is available.
There is no port security and no perimeter fencing.
Current ISPS Level