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Port Overview

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com/port.php?pid=1600 

and https://www.fleetmon.com/ports/luganville-santo_vusan_9837/?language=en#tab-vessels-in-port

 

The International wharf is owned by the Vanuatu Government, its currently under renovation and is scheduled for completion in 2017. Two container ships, or one large cruise ship, will be able to berth at the same time.  A large cruise ship terminal is also being built to accommodate large cruise vessels. Copra is a major trading commodity for Santo and two large warehouses have been built on the wharf to store copra from the weather. Pilot is compulsory for >60m ships. Simonsen is the domestic wharf owned by the Vanuatu Government and located next door.

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Vanuatu

Province or District

Santo, Sanma Province

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Luganville

Port's Complete Name

International wharf

Latitude

-15.51494

Longitude

167.188

Managing Company or Port Authority

Port Authority- Ports and Harbour Department

Wharf managed by Northern Islands Stevedoring Company Limited. (NISCOL)

Management Contact Person

Port Authority - +678 36033

Harbour Master-Terry Ngwele

+678 33790; +678 7783338/ 5728816

tngwele@vanuatu.gov.vu

NISCOL – 36084; niscol@vanuatu.com.vu

CEO -Phillip Ryan +678 36084; +678 7777121

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Pekoa Aiport, Luganville


Port Picture


IMAGE 1: International wharf on the left. Simonsen domestic wharf on the right.

Port Performance

Live port performance can be found at the following link: https://www.fleetmon.com/ports/luganville-santo_vusan_9837/?language=en

The Berth is 360 m, depth 22 m.

Multipurpose for cargo and cruise. Oil, fuel ship discharge on wharf and pump to terminal. Cruise terminal under development.

The old International wharf is currently being upgraded which is due for completion in 2017. The wharf capabilities at the Simonsen wharf are small and currently can only serve on cargo vessel at a time. The refurbished NISCOL wharf will see a greater capacity for cargo ships and also allow the berthing of cruise vessels which will improve the supply chain and economic growth of the Northern islands.

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

Nov - April

Major Import Campaigns

 No

N/a

Other Comments

 

Handling Figures for 2016

Vessel Calls

Approx. 100

Container Traffic (TEUs)

N/A


Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

360 m

20 m

20 m wide apron.

Container Berth

N/A

  

 

Silo Berth

N/A

  

 

Berthing Tugs

pilot

  

 

Water Barges

N/A

  

 


The port is the deepest in the Pacific at 20m with approximately 12m at the wharf front.

General Cargo Handling Berths

 The wharf can handle 40 mt per m3 loading of wharf.

Port Handling Equipment

The management and handling of the port is contracted to the Northern Islands Stevedoring Company Limited (NISCOL).

There are no cranes or gantrys available. Ships arrived must be geared with own crane at a capacity of 38 mt minimum. No tined machines

2 x Top loader trucks 38 mt.  Will handle 20ft and 40 ft.

There is one crane for hire, 70 mt grove, owned by a Chinese company at Velit bay.

 

Equipment

Available

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 (with Trailer)

No

  

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

 No

  

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

Yes

2 x 16 mt tined machine

3.5 mt forklifts for loading containers

Container Facilities

The wharf has capacity for about 1000 TEU’s

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

Yes

Yes

Other Capacity Details

  

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

  

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

 

18

 

18

Emergency Take-off Capacity

N/a

 

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

N/a

 

Customs Guidance

There is a Customs office at the wharf

For more information on customs in Vanuatu, please see the following link:  1.3 Customs Information here

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

The Port of Luganville is managed by NISCOL. The port has one berth that is shared by cargo ships and cruise vessels.

Pacific Petroleum Company has their own port installation for unloading fuel tankers directly into their storage facilities

Grain and Bulk Handling 

No grain or bulk handing handling facilities

Main Storage Terminal

The main storage is located on the wharf and is about 1,000 m² in size and is the custom and quarantine warehouse.

It has capacity for approximately 500 bulker bags at 1.2m squared (stacked 3 high).

There are two new large copra warehouses on the wharf but these are generally full.

A large cruise ship terminal is being built. In time of disaster this could be used for relief supplies.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Bagged Cargo

1

Refrigerated Cargo

N/a

General Cargo

1

Stevedoring

NISCOL is the only stevedoring company in Santo. They handle

  • export and import containers,
  • transit of containers and handling,
  • transhipment of containers.
  • transportation of 20 and 40 ft containers.

Hinterland Information

NISCOL has two 38 mt top loader trucks for container movements

Port Security

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

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

1

Police Boats

1

Fire Engines

No