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Port Overview

Sittwe is a more developed city as other cities in Rakhine State. It is recommended to transport cargo from Yangon to Sittwe by water. Similar to Pathein in Ayeyarwaddy Division (Delta Region), many small ports can be found near Sittwe, but those ports are mostly accessible to small local vessels (up to 500 GRT) only.

There are 2 main ports in Sittwe. The largest one is located in Sittwe downtown within the Myanma Port Authority (MPA) compound, named Five Star gate. The second port is Min Gan port. This port is located far from Sittwe downtown, 20 min by car. Both ports have a maximum draft of 4.6m (15 ft) and are accessible for vessels up to 4000 GRT.

A third port is still under construction by India Investment Corporation. It will be larger as Five Star gate.

Yangon to Siitwe is 895km (560mi) by road, which is a two-day, non-stop drive by express bus. Although sufficient transporters and bus services that offer transport to Sittwe can be found at highway express gates, cargo transport by road to Sittwe is not recommended due to the long distance and steep road crossing the Rakkhine Roma mountain range (Arakan Mountain). Many road accidents happen at Kan Zauk Mountain, between Kyauk Taw Township and Ponna Kyun Township. 

Port website:  there is no website

Port Location and Contacts



Province or District

Rakhine State

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

Name : Sittwe

km: 0 km

Port's Complete Name

Five Star Port or Phaung Zauk Gyi Port or No.1 Port.

Plus Min Gan port





Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Myanma Port Authority (MPA)

Management Contact Person

Colonel U Htun Htay,
Dist Harbor Officer,
Phone: 09-8503019

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name:  Sittwe airport

Airlines:  n/a (military)


Port Pictures


Five Star Port (or) Phaung Zauk Kyi Port (or) No.1 Port



Min Gan Port

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

There are no key companies available for stevedoring, freight forwarding or cargo handling

4.4 Myanmar Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

Five Star gate and Min Gan port are concrete jetties. Both ports have a maximum draft of 4.6m (15 ft) and are accessible for vessels up to 4000 GRT. There is no container handling capacity. 

Seasonal Constraints

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Rainy Season


Major Import Campaigns




Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Unknown, contact Port Authority for details.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Width (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional berth

1: Five star gate




Conventional berth

1: Min Gan port




Container Berth





Silo Berth





Berthing Tugs





Water Barges





General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

Five star gate & Min Gan port

Exports - Bagged Cargo

Five star gate & Min Gan port

Imports and Exports - RoRo


Other Imports

Five star gate & Min Gan port

Port Handling Equipment

No port handling equipment available. Loading and offloading only by manual labour.

Container Facilities

There is no container handling facility available.

Customs Guidance

There is a customs office available at Sittwe town, operating at normal office hours. The customs clearance process takes normally maximum 1 day.

1.3 Myanmar Customs Information

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

There is no multipurpose handling facility available.

Grain and Bulk Handling

There is no specific grain and bulk handling facility available, nor bagging facilities.

Main Storage Terminal

At Five Star gate, the MPA has a compound with two warehouses available of 500MT capacity each, which are only suitable for temporary or transit storage, not for longterm storage.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

2 MPA warehouses

2x 220 sq.m.

Refrigerated Cargo



General Cargo

2 MPA warehouses (same)

2x 220 sq.m.


There is no specific stevedoring company available. Daily labourers must take care of loading and unloading. The Township Labour Exchange Office, under control of the ministry of labour, is able to provide daily labourers for the port. The port authority can assist with sourcing daily workers

Hinterland Information 

There are no local transport companies available, only private trucks for hire up to 15MT capacity. There is no railroad connection to the port. Small boats (up to 100 GRT) can carry cargo from Sittwe port to nearby villages along the river.

Port Security

There is no port security and no perimeter fencing.


ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)



Current ISPS Level


Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

Police Boats


Fire Engines