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Port Overview

Pakokku port is close to Nyaung-U, on the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy river. Most cargo activity takes place in the Nyang-U port. Pakokku port is mainly used for passengers; small local boats (6m long, 20HP engine boats). Pakokku port is managed by the Inland Water Transport office in Nyaung-U. There is no congestion and no bottlenecks (no waiting time to dock).

Port website: n/a

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

 

 

PORT LOCATION & CONTACT

Country:

MYANMAR

Province or District:

Magway

Town or City:

(Nearest location with distance from port)

Pakokku
Distance 0.5 km

Port's Complete Name:

Port of Pakokku

Latitude:

21°18'50.76"N

Longitude:

95° 3'22.53"E

Managing Company or Port Authority:

(If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Inland Water Transport office, Nyaung-U.

Management Contact Person:

Mr. U Aung Cho Myint (Manager- Inland Waterway Department, Pakokku-Nyaung-U), Nyaung U Office Ph#-95-9-43008220

Nearest Airport and Airlines:

(Airlines with frequent international arrivals/departures)

Nyang-U airport, 40km distance

(Myanmar Airlines, Air KBZ, General Airways, MANN Yadanarpon airlines, Golden Myanmar Airlines, FMI Air, Yangon Airways, Asian Wings Airways)

 

Port Picture

 

Pakokku port overview


Pakokku cargo port

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Private companies and boat owners who own individual boats operate mainly in Pakokku. No larger boat transport companies were found. Inland Water Transport can provide 30m long passenger boats that have cabins and max. 5 MT cargo capacity.

 

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

Cargo Handling is approximately 1000 MT/month in Pakokku (rice, pulses, lumber). There is no container handling capacity. The channel draft in the dry season is average 2.12m (in March/April), and above 2,12m in the wet season. In the dry season the maximum draft is 1.3m (4.5ft) and in the wet season a maximum draft of 1.8m (6ft) is allowed. Maximum vessel size that are normally operating in the Ayeyarwaddy are 60mx12m (200ftx40ft) using 200 HP engines. 

SEASONAL CONSTRAINTS

 

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Dry Season

No

Dry season March-April, restricted draft to max. 1.3m (4.5ft)

Major Import Campaigns

Yes

Busy during Oct-Dec, harvest season

Other INSERT OTHER CONSTRAINT(S) IF REQUIRED

None

 

HANDLING FIGURES 2015

Vessel Calls:

200/month pakokku

Container Traffic: (TEUs)

None

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year 2015

Bulk (MT)

12,000 MT

Break bulk (MT)

0

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

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.

al handling charges.

Berthing Specifications

 

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

No

  

 

Container Berth

No

  

 

Silo Berth

No

  

 

Berthing Tugs

No

  

 

Water Barges

No

  

 


General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

None

Exports - Bagged Cargo

None

Imports and Exports - RoRo

None

Other Imports

None

Port Handling Equipment

There is no stand-by port handling equipment, manual labour is the most dependable. A mobile crane with a limited capacity of 2.5 to 5 MT is available from two local companies: U Khin Ko Ph#+95-62-21966/ -9-6570217/ -9-2300168 and U Khin Maung Gyi Ph (+95-9-7777790/777778890).

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

2 mobile cranes, Max 5MT capacity can be hired

Normally manual labour is used

Container Gantries

No

  

Mobile Cranes

No

  

Reachstacker

No

  

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

No

  

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

No

  

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

No

  

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

None

None

Container Freight Station (CFS)

No

 

Refrigerated Container Stations

No

 

Other Capacity Details

  

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

n/a

 

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

n/a

 

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

n/a

 

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

n/a

 

Customs Guidance

No customs office is available

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

 

None

Grain and Bulk Handling

None.

Main Storage Terminal

None.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

No

 

Refrigerated Cargo

No

 

General Cargo

No

 

Stevedoring

The daily labour rate is 2000 Kyatt/MT for unskilled labour. The labourers are contracted by the business people themselves. Daily rate 3000-6000 Kyatt/day for unskilled labour. 8000-12000 Kyatt/day for skilled labour.

Hinterland Information

Road option available only. There is no connection to the railroad.

Port Security

No security, the port is not fenced. 

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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