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Port Overview

The port of Dawei is a collection of five jetties, 1 concrete and 4 barges, along the Tevoy River, about 24 nautical miles (44km) inland from the Andaman sea. The port is accessible for vessels up to 2000 GRT and maximum 4m draft. The port does not have any handling equipment and is suitable for general cargo and fuel only. Difference between tides is 3m. There is no pilot service available.

The Dawei Deep sea port development project is managed separately, it is 33km from Dawei and it is unknown when this will be operational.

Port Location and Contacts



Province or District


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

Name: Dawei

km: 0km

Port's Complete Name

Port of Dawei (no 1 and no. 2)





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

Dawei port authority

Management Contact Person

09-8742712 / 059-21004

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: Dawei Airport

Airlines: Domestic carrier Myanma Airways only.


Port Pictures

Jetty 1 (Concrete)


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.4 Myanmar Port and Waterways Company Contact List

There are no key companies responsible for stevedoring, freight forwarding or cargo handling. The Dawei Port Authority, The Customs department and the Township Labour Exchange Office for daily labourers are the main organisations active.

There is a separate jetty for fuel, which is managed by MOGE.

Port Performance

There is no congestion. The maximum draft is 4m (13 ft) and maximum vessel size is 2000 GRT. The port has five separate jetties, one concrete and four with steel barges. Per month 25 to 30 vessels visit, about 300 to 360 per year. There is no container handling capacity.

During the monsoon season access to the port is difficult due to winds and high river velocity. Average waiting time is from 1 day to 1 week depending on the season. The port can be busy during November to December due to extra handling of cement. 

Seasonal Constraints

Yes / No

From <month> to <month>

Rainy Season


May to September

Major Import Campaigns


November - December




Handling Figures

Year 2013

Vessel Calls

300 - 360

Container Traffic (TEUs)


Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year 2013

Bulk (MT)


Break bulk (MT)

166,000 MT in

229,000 MT out

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Not applicable

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

5 barges

120x20 ft

13 ft / 2000 GRT

Container Berth



Silo Berth



Berthing Tugs



Water Barges



All five berths are for general cargo: five barges for vessels up to max 2000 GRT.

Port No. 1 is one wooden jetty, Port No. 2 is one concrete jetty. There is a capacity for fuel and general cargo at Thaundyed, 20 miles on the way to Myeik.

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo


Exports - Bagged Cargo


Imports and Exports - RoRo


Other Imports


Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? 

The port is managed by the government.

Container Facilities


Customs Guidance

Customs office is available, operating at office hours 9am to 4pm daily, including weekends. The customs clearance process takes about 1 day.

1.3 Myanmar Customs Information

Terminal Information

Main Storage Terminal

There are two warehouses that belong to the Myanmar Port Authority, one near the port authority office and another one that is privatised.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

Same as GC storage

150x35x12 feet

Refrigerated Cargo



General Cargo




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.

Daily worker rates:

Unskilled: 5000 MMK/day

For bags 50kg, 150 MMK/bag, up to 40m distance.

Skilled: 12000 MMK/day

Hinterland Information

There is no connection with the railway, but the railway station is about 250m from the port, therefor transhipment to the railway could be done.

There are no activities for inland water transportation by river: the river Tevoy is not navigable much further up-river as it becomes too narrow and shallow.

Port Security

There is no port security and no perimeter fencing because the jetties are separate.


ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)


Current ISPS Level


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

Police Boats


Fire Engines