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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)
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.
Jetty 1 (Concrete)
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
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.
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.
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From <month> to <month>
May to September
Major Import Campaigns
November - December
300 - 360
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk
Break bulk (MT)
166,000 MT in
229,000 MT out
Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
13 ft / 2000 GRT
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
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately?
The port is managed by the government.
Customs office is available, operating at office hours 9am to 4pm daily, including weekends. The customs clearance process takes about 1 day.
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.
Number of Storage Facilities
Area (square meters)
Same as GC storage
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
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.
There is no port security and no perimeter fencing because the jetties are separate.
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Current ISPS Level
Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional