Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP)’s headquarters and Phnom Penh Old Port are located at the same location in Phnom Penh City, Capital of Cambodia, along the Tonle Sap River, approximately 2 kilometres from the Mekong River Junction (quarter bras). The ASEAN agreement allows cargo ships free passing through Vietnam. Ships of 3,000 MT capacity can move from the China Sea upriver to Phnom Penh. To transport from Phnom Penh north onto the Mekong and to the Tonle Sap, barges ranging from 150-500 mt capacity can be used. During the dry season, draft can be 4.5 m and increase during the rainy season to 5.5 m.
The Multipurpose Terminal (TS3) has only one quay of 300 m x 20 m that can accommodate three or four ships (5,000 DWT) for berthing at same time. The registered land size is 32,854 m2.
Port web site : http://www.ppap.com.kh
Key port information may also be found at: Maritime Database - Cambodia Port Information
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
#649, Preah Sisowath (Street 1), Sangkat Sras Chork, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port
Phnom Penh, within the city centre
Port's Complete Name
Multipurpose Terminal (TS3)
Managing Company or Port Authority
Management Contact Person
H.E. Hei Bavy, Port Director
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Phnom Penh International Airport
Airlines : KE, OZ, BR, MI, CA etc. (https://pnh.cambodia-airports.aero/)
Barges on the Tonle Sap river at the port quay.
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Phnom Penh Autonomous Port is an international port which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Ministry of Economic and Finance. Cargo movement in/out port under standard formalities is controlled by Port authority, General Department of Customs & Excise and Border Police.
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.
From May to November
Major Import Campaigns
Water draft in Dry season is minimum: 5 m (the vessels with draft under 4.5 m can navigate during dry season.
Handling Figures for 2021 (Jan-Oct)
Container Traffic (TEUs)
No handling operation for both containerize cargo/general cargo at Terminal TS3 in 2021. TEU information as reported by the Port Authority are for the new port (Container Terminal LM17) only.
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2021 (Jan-Oct)
Break bulk (MT)
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
For information on Cambodian ports of Phnom Penh rates and charges, please see the following link: Cambodia Port of Phnom Penh.
Average vessels turnaround time is 24hrs.
Average tonnage of cargo handling in working: 150mt/day/gear to warehouse.
Average tonnage of cargo handling in working: 200mt/day/gear to truck.
Average container handling in working hour: 9 Boxes/1hr/crane (for container) or 70T to 100T/1hr/crane (for general cargo) by using crawler crane 100T on quay.
Water: by tanker truck or by running water pipe with supplying capacity from 200-250T/day.
Food and Medicament: (Advanced order).
Ship repairs: Small dockyard, for minor repair only.
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
1 for big 3 vessels or 4 small vessels
4.5 m-5.5 m
Use for conventional container, general cargo, berthing tugs, mooring boat, speed boats.
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
no identification available
Exports - Bagged Cargo
no identification available
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Imports (Steel Goods) – (use for conventional, container berthing tugs, mooring boats, speed boats)
Imports (Vehicles) – (use for conventional, container berthing tugs, mooring boats, speed boats)
Port Handling Equipment
The port equipment is managed by the semi-autonomous port authority.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
5 units (Cap. 7.5 tons – 100 tons)
RoRo Tug-master (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
3 units (Capacity 3.5 tons)
The old port does not handle containers.
For more information on customs in Cambodia, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.
The Multipurpose Terminal (TS3) was PPAP’s main port for general and container cargoes. While it mainly handles general cargoes, it also serves as a passenger terminal. Currently, PPAP is renovating this terminal to be an international passenger cruises and tourist terminal.
Grain and Bulk Handling
For Bulk cargo, PPAP uses handling tools same as those mentioned under general cargo handling. Photos of bulk handling equipment available as attached below.
Main Storage Terminal
Two small buildings for cargo transit only, 15m x 25m each not for rent (port own use only).
Number of Storage Facilities
Stevedoring activities are provided by Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP). The charges of the last years can be found at: Stevedoring Charges
Unit of cargo weight is “metric ton” and method of calculation is the even number:
- Below 1000 kg to be computed 1 MT.
A part of cargo with stowage factor of above 1.2 m2 or 1.133 m3 shall be charged 1 MT.
- (Cargo owner provide parking list, manifest or shipping order that it is the bundle goods)
Weight cargo to be implemented according to the cargo description (Bill of Lading) or (Manifest) by computing both net weight and gross weight or empty container.
- Follows the PPAP Tariff
- Total Labourers: 686 (Female 93) including quay workers 159 (Female 0)
Cargo is transported by trucks from port to customers or vice versa. The port is located along Preah Sisowath Street which is connected to the main national highway No 5, facilitating the quick dispatch of the commodities.
The perimeter of the port is fenced with one gate. The security guard of the port is working daily 24/24 hours, 7 days a week.
No significant security issues is to be highlighted.
Current ISPS Level