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Port Overview

Noro has a single berth with a limitation of 64m LOA. It is managed by SIPA and is a secondary port.. There are no other limitations other than the berth size. Due to limited ship visits there is no congestion and no waiting time. It is mainly utilised by interisland shipping and ferry services. There are very few facilities or limited port infrastructure. There are 2 large forklifts capable of moving containers and 2 forklifts for moving pallets. Tradco Shipping Ltd, a shipping agency operates in the port.

Port website: www.sipa.com.sb

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

Port Location and Contact

Country

Solomon Islands

Province or District

New Georgia, Western Province

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

TOWN NAME. Noro

DISTANCE:  1 km

Port's Complete Name

Port Of Noro

Latitude

-8º -12' -56' S

Longitude

157º 12' 41' E

Managing Company or Port Authority

Solomon Islands Port Authority

Management Contact Person

Douglas Alex

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

AIRPORT NAME Honiara 301 nautical miles

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS

Port Picture

 

1. National Fisheries Developments Ltd (NFD) private wharf                    2. Main wharf

3. Container storage area                       4. SIPA warehouse storage        5. SIPA office and workshop

6. NFD workshop                                  7. NFD offices
 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

SIPA is the SOE responsible for management of the port and facilities including stevedoring.

Tradco Shipping Ltd handles most of the shipping agency operations.

 

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List here.

Port Performance

Noro channel draft is 15m. It  has a single berth with a limitation of 64m LOA. It is managed by SIPA and is a secondary port.. There are no other limitations other than the berth size. Due to limited ship visits there is no congestion and no waiting time. It is mainly utilised by interisland shipping and ferry services. There are very few facilities or limited port infrastructure. There are 2 large forklifts capable of moving containers and 2 forklifts for moving pallets. Humanitarian cargo will be given priority if necessary with prior approval from the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs. There is unlikely to be any waiting tome for berthing.

Handling MTs includes or includes container volume.

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

No

 

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other Comments

 

Handling Figures for 2015

Vessel Calls

582

Container Traffic (TEUs)

4923

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2015

Bulk (MT)

15436

Break bulk (MT)

61492


Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: INSERT LINK TO PORT RATES/TARIFFS PAGE – link directly to an external webpage which has relevant rates, tariffs, and/or charges for the port, if available.

Charges applied as per gazette rate to Break Bulk cargoes:

Stevedoring Charge @ $39.00 per Revenue tons

Tonnage dues @ $45.00

Handling Charge @ $25.00 per Revenue tones

Wharf charges @ $10.50 per Revenue tons

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

64

12 - 15

This is the only berth

Container Berth

NO

  

 

Silo Berth

NO

  

 

Berthing Tugs

NO

  

 

Water Barges

NO

  

 


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

There is only 1 berth (see above)

 

Exports - Bagged Cargo

Imports and Exports - RoRo

Other Imports 


Port Handling Equipment

There is limited port handling equipment. It is operated by SIPA

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

NO

  

Container Gantries

NO

  

Mobile Cranes

NO

  

Reachstacker

Yes

1 x 45 MT

! x 45 MT new arriving 2017

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

NO

  

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

NO

  

Transtainer

NO

  

Forklifts

Yes

1 x 45 MT

1 x 7  MT

1 x 3  MT

 

Container Facilities

There are no container facilities at the port.

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

No

No

Container Freight Station (CFS)

No

No

Refrigerated Container Stations

No

No

Other Capacity Details

No

No

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

No

No

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

Nil

Nil

Emergency Take-off Capacity

No

No

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

No

No

Customs Guidance

There is a customs station at Noro and customs officers are available 24/7 as required.

For more information on customs in Solomon Islands, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 1.3 Customs Information here. 

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

There is no multi purpose terminal

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

There is no grain and bulk handling facilities.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

There are 2 covered warehouses both of approximately 70 x 20 m . They are generally only 30% utilised.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

2

280 m2

Refrigerated Cargo

None

-

General Cargo

As for bagged (above)

-

Stevedoring

Stevedoring service is managed by SIPA. There is adequate manpower available for current requirements and more labour can be drafted in case of surge requirements.

Hinterland Information

There are 3 side-lifter trucks owned by SolTuna (fishing company) 20’ – 40’ container capable that may be hired. SIFA allows un-stuffing of containers at port to enable business-houses to transport goods on small trucks (3 – 5 MT) .

Port Security

Port security is managed by the Port Authorities Director of Corporate Services and is present 24/7. There have been no reported issues with security in Noro Port

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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

1

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

 No

 

 

 

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