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Port Overview

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.

Locations:

-       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

Country

Myanmar

Province or District

Sagaing

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

Name : Monywa

km: 0km

Port's Complete Name

Port of Monywa

Latitude

N 22° 07' 20.7"

Longitude

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
Alone township,
15 km North from the port.
Weekly flights of Myanmar air.

 

Port Picture

 

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.

Port Performance

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. 

Seasonal Constraints

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Dry Season (low draft)

Yes

October to April

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other

n/a

 

Handling Figures

Year 2015

Vessel Calls

5,400

Container Traffic (TEUs)

0

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year 2015

Bulk (MT)

0

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.

Berthing Specifications

There are no jetties, vessels more directly on the river bank.

 

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

No

  

Container Berth

No

  

Silo Berth

No

  

Water Barges

No

 

 

Berthing Tugs

No

  


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

No

Exports - Bagged Cargo

No

Imports and Exports - RoRo

No

Other Imports

No

Port Handling Equipment

At the timber port, there is a barge with a 25 MT crane and a 35MT crane available.

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

n/a

 

Container Gantries

No

n/a

 

Mobile Cranes

Yes

25MT and 35 MT on barge

Tint Win Tun co., Mr. U Lwin Phone: 09-400455011

Reachstacker

No

n/a

 

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

No

n/a

 

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

No

n/a

 

Transtrainer

No

n/a

 

Forklifts

No

n/a

 

Container Facilities

None.

Customs Guidance

There is no customs office available.

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

None

Grain and Bulk Handling

None

Main Storage Terminal

 

No storage facilities available at the port side.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

None

 

Refrigerated Cargo

None

 

General Cargo

None

 

Stevedoring

Manual labour is handled through the Township Labour Exchange Office.

Daily worker rates:

Unskilled: 3000 MMK per day

Skilled: 6000 MMK/per day

Hinterland Information

There is a connection to roads at the general cargo/passenger and timber port. No railway connection is available.

Port Security

There is no port security and no perimeter fencing.

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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