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Overview

Myanmar has an extensive river network that serves as a major resource for the people of Myanmar allowing them access to fresh water and source of irrigation water that sustains rice production across Myanmar. It spans through more than 9000 kilometers and it remains unexploited and under-developed. Distortion of subsidies, non-engineered channels and landing river spots serving as ports, lacking adequate terminal facilities. Despite this, river transport still plays a major role in domestic freight transportation. While river transport carries the potential to hold the competitive advantage in transportation of earth materials in bulk or large quantities, this has not been observed to have happened within the local freight market.  

Navigating these rivers proves to be a difficult task due to shallow depths, limiting loads or deploying smaller capacity boats which leads to higher costs and inefficiencies as well as longer travel time, particularly during the dry season. Discharge volume and intensity resulting in severe suspended sedimentation and flow changes in the river course along the major upstream rivers remain a challenging issue that hampers maximization or utilization of waterway transportation as navigation channels keeps shifting. Accumulation of sands are commonly observed in most rivers in Myanmar. This confines navigation to daytime especially when water level is down during the dry season and channels are shifting. The need to employ experience pilots across different sections of the river becomes crucial in the absence of channel markers and signs.

The main ports of Myanmar can be found in 9 cities: Sittwe, Thandwe, Kyauk Phyu, Pathein, Yangon, and Mawlamyine. (See link: 2.1 Myanmar Port Assessment) All river ports, except Yangon are undeveloped and lack berths, jetties, and significant handling equipment. The Port of Yangon remains the main port in Myanmar that handles most of all importation and exportation activities. As of 2012, permissions on car importations was streamlined resulting in an increase of the number of trucks operated by private transport companies in the country, the volume of cargo being transported through the waterways have been steadily on a decline. ADB data estimated that in 2014, the market share of waterway transportation is only 16% for freight and 1.5% for passenger transportation. Although it takes longer time to transport goods by road, it remains one of the cheapest transport options in country.

The Ayeyarwaddy river is the most important commercial waterway in Myanmar, running through the center of the country. It is about 1,350 miles (2,170 km) long starting in Kachin State and runs through Yangon to the Delta in Ayeyarwaddy Region. In some parts of the delta, the waterways are sometimes the only form of transport available. It is navigable along most of its length in all seasons. However, in the dry season, cargo boats need to reduce their cargo by 50% due to the shallow water depth. on the lower part of the river, from Mandalay to Yangon, this section is accessible for vessels up to 1000 GRT. However, on the upper part, from Bhamaw in Kachin State to Mandalay, this section is only accessible for vessels up to 300 GRT due to draft condition for most of the months, while during the peak of the dry season, only 100 ton ships can navigate the river safely. As a major channel, this river remains in need of dredging and stabilization efforts along the riverbanks. Limited modern navigation aid and lack of basic river port terminal (dock, storage, and handling equipment) have constrained the use of larger vessels to operate in this channel. This problem is exacerbated with land-access issues at these river ports preventing vehicles to reach closer to the offloading/loading area for the manual handling of commodities to take place.

In many upstream rivers, navigation channels remain undeveloped with heavy sedimentation and collapsed riverbanks. These channels are also not defined and adequately marked. Nautical charts are not always available that increase the risk for safe navigations. Boat operators must rely on their experience to navigate these waters.

In Sagain Region, the Chindwin River is navigable up to Khamti and Homalin all year round. Depending on the water depth, draft conditions, and weight of vessel, it is navigable up to the Tanai (Kachin State). The upper part of the river can be very shallow during the dry season.

In Rakhine state, around Sittwe, the rivers to Buthidaung (MayYu River) and Kyauktaw (Kaladan River) are navigable. Several towns in Rakhine can be accessed both by road and river. Due to the river conditions, road transportation seems to be quicker to transport goods for most of the towns, except for Myaebon town, which can only be accessed by water transportation. Most common transport on these waterways is by local wooden hull vessels that can carry up to 100MT cargo capacity. Larger, shallow draft barges or landing vessels can also pass however they are not commonly used in the area.

In Mon state and Tanintharyi Region that is further upstream, water transport is not common. In Mawlamyine (Mon State), the Thanlyin River and Gyaing River are both navigable, but the river is mainly used for passenger transport and some local transport by wooden hull vessels of up to 100MT.

In Tanintharyi at Dawei, the Dawei River is only navigable for a couple more miles north of Dawei. Therefore, in this area, it is mostly used for local passenger transport. In Myeik, the Kyaukphyar River (North) and Tanintharyi River (South-East) are navigable and mainly used for passenger transport and local cargo transport by wooden hull vessels of up to 100MT. The coastal area around Myeik is interlaced with tributaries and for many small coastal towns, coastal transportation is their primary means, and at times, the only connection available to Myeik.

In Kawthaung the Kra Buri bay and river acts as the border between Myanmar and Thailand. Large vessels of up to 2000 GRT around Kawthaung can pass this navigable upstream for about 50km but there are no significant settlements in that direction.

Company Information

Inland Water Transport (IWT), established in 1865, under the Ministry of Transport is a state-owned enterprise responsible for water transport of passengers and cargo. With 11.239 million passengers and 1.375 million tons of cargo transported (April 2015 to March 2016) it is the largest transport company active on the waterways. River transportation is one of the cheapest means of transport in Myanmar.

IWT has six divisions:

  • Delta Division,
  • Ayeyarwaddy Division,
  • Chindwin Division,
  • Thanlwin Division,
  • Rakhine Division
  • Cargo Division.

It has a fleet of 292 vessels: Passenger, cargo vessels, powered barges, and tugs. 30% of their fleet is more than 60 years old, 26% between 40-60 years old, 35% between 20-40 years old, 4% between 10-20 years old and 5% under 10 years old (as of 15 June 2016). Their cargo vessels are leased out to private contractors on an annual basis, while the passenger vessels are still operated by IWT. Since 2014, their fleet size has dropped by 30% and the volume of cargo transported has shrunk by 34% as more and more passengers resort to other types of transportation means that are perceived to be more efficient.

Shwe Pyi Tan Co. Ltd. and Pathein Thu Co. Ltd. are the largest private transportation companies for inland water transport. They are active in Ayeyarwaddy Region. However, most people and businesses in Ayeyarwaddy Region (in the towns of Bogale, Mawkyun, Laputta, Pathein) rely on IWT for transport of passengers and cargo to Yangon Region. There is minimum competition there because IWT has monopolized this sector in Ayeyarwaddy.

Ships are charged a standard fee for passing through 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 and for the Chindwin River at Monywa and Kalewa.

Inland Water Transport (IWT) Fleet Composition (15/June/2016)

Powered Vessels

142

(1) Passenger and cargo

84

(2) Cargo

21

(3) Powered Barge

13

(4) Water Tender

1

(5) Tug

17

(6) Oil Tanker

1

(7) Miscellaneous

5

Non-Powered Vessels

121

(1) Cargo Barge

115

(2) Oil Barge

 6

Station Pontoons

29

Total

292

 

IWT Services Routes in Myanmar, countrywide.


Division/Route

Schedule


Delta Division

Sailing Frequency

1.

Yangon – Dala

Daily (46) trips

2

Wadan – Dala

Daily (15) trips & 9 trips in Sunday

3

Yangon – Kanaungto

Daily (6) trips & 4 trip in Sunday

4

Sintohtan – Sarparchaung

Suspended

5

Wadan – Satekyi

Suspended

6

Hinthada – Pyapon

Suspended

7

Yangon – Bogale

Suspended

8

Yangon - Mawkyun (Night)

Suspended

9

Yangon – Kyonemange

(1) trip a week

10

Yangon - Lattputa (In)

(1) trip a week

11

Yangon - Lattputa (Out)

(2) trips a week

12

Yangon – Myaungmya

Suspended

13

Yangon - Pathein (Night)

Suspended

14

Yangon – Pyay

Suspended

15

Yangon – Kyaunkone

Suspended

16

Yangon – Pyapon

Suspended

17

HlaingTharYar – Sintohtan

Suspended

2.

Ayeyarwaddy Division

Sailing Frequency

1.

Mandalay - Bamaw (Express)

Suspended

2.

Mandalay - Bamaw (Special Express)

(3) trips a week

3.

Mandalay - Nyaung Oo (Express)

Suspended

4.

Mandalay - Kathar (Special Express)

Suspended

5.

Mandalay – Pyay

Suspended

6.

Mandalay – Bamaw (normal class)

Suspended

3.

Chindwin Division

Sailing Frequency

1.

Monywa – Homalin

Suspended

2.

Monywa – Kalaywa

Temporarily Suspended in dry season

3.

Monywa – Khamti

Suspended

4.

Thanlwin Division

Sailing Frequency

1.

Chaungnakwa

Suspended

2.

Mawlamyaing – Kalwi

Daily (2) trips

3.

Mawlamyaing – Nathmaw

Daily (2) trips

4.

Mawlamyaing - Nathmaw (Special)

Suspended

5.

Rakhine Division

Sailing Frequency

1.

Sittwe - Myauk Oo

 Suspended

2.

Sittwe – Buthetaung

(3) trips a week

3.

Taunggote – Manaung

Suspended

4.

Sittwe - Taunggote (Special Express)

Suspended

6.

Cargo Division

Sailing Frequency

1.

Yangon-Mandalay

Suspended

Suspended: Lines stopped since 2014 that were uneconomical.

For information about IWT and government contacts see link: 4.1 Myanmar Government Contact List.

For information about port and waterways companies contacts see link:  4.4 Myanmar Port and Waterways Company Contact List.

Ayeyarwaddy River

IWT still operates 14 passenger ships along the Ayeryawaddy River, while 10 of their cargo vessels and 30 passenger/cargo vessels have been privatized since 2013.  There are private passenger vessel companies that operate for tourism from Yangon to Pyay (Prome), Nyaung-U (Bagan), Mandalay and Kathar along Ayeyarwady River. There are individually owned vessels, barges and small ferries run along Chindwin River between Pakokku, Monywa, Kalewa, Homlin and Khanti.

World Bank started in 2016 a dredging project that will run until 2021 to increase the depth of the Ayeyarwaddy River from Nyaung-U to Mandalay (191 km) to at least 2 meters. In dry season (Nov-April), the minimum depth currently ranges from 1-1.5m (5-7 ft).

Passenger Carrying Capacity
Number of Passenger VesselsIWTMGRG ExpressMyanmar Holidays Co., Ltd/ Interconnection/ Shwe Keinnery Vessel
< 100 passengers
3 boats (74 passengers)2 boats (56, 60, and 70 passengers)
>100 Passengers14 boats (294 - 374 passengers)1 boat (220 Pax) only operates from Sept to March
Contacts

U Min Kyawt (Manager of Transport (Dept. IWT), Ayeyarwaddy Region, Yangon

Ph#+95-9-5322324

mknna99@gmail.com

No.38, 38th St, Bet 79thx80th, Maha Aung Myay Tsp, Mandalay

+95-9-400080325, 09400401551

http://www.mgrgexpress.com/

24 – 26, 38th Street, Kyauktada Township,
Yangon 11182, Myanmar.
Tel/ Fax: +(95-1) 371 691, 371 692  E-mail: info@myanmarholiday.com

Cargo Carrying Capacity


Dept. IWT

U Min Kyawt (Manager of Transport (Dept. IWT)

Ph#+95-9-5322324

mknna99@gmail.com

Number of Boats

14 (operating with cargo and passenger)

Tonnage / Volume Capacity

20-50 Tonnage

Number of Barges

10

Tonnage / Volume Capacity

1,920 Mt/50,000 M3

Number of Tugs

No information

Tonnage / Volume Capacity


Other (specify)

About 30 ferries with the capacity of 100-300 pax+ 20-50 Mt each, were tendered each year.

Travel Time Matrix

Average speed on the Ayeyarwady River for regular 20-60 MT cargo boats is 16 km/hour following the current (downstream), 9.6 km/hour against the current (upstream).

Security: Some robbery incidences have occurred with cargo shipments between Pakokku and Mandalay along the Ayeyarwaddy River.  Passenger and tourist vessels however were not targeted.

Corridor: Ayeyarwaddy River (from Yangon to Mandalay)

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports (hours / days) for standard barge 20-60 mt capacity


Yangon

Pyay

Magway

Nyaung-U 

Pakokku

Mandalay

Monywa

Kalewa

Yangon


378Km /39hour (up), 24 hour (down)

543Km/56hour (up), 34 down

754Km/ 78.5hour (up)

47 hour (down)

779Km/82 hour (up)

49 hours (down

944Km/ /98 hour (up)

59 hour (down)

918 Km/ 97 hour (up)/ 55 hour (down)

1153 Km/ 125 hour (up)/ 70 hour (down)

Pyay

378Km /39hour (up), 24 hour (down)


165Km/17 hour (up), 10 hour (d)

376Km/ 39hour (up)/ 23.5 hour (down)

401Km/ 42 hour (up)/

25 hour (down)

534Km/ /56 hour (up)

33 hour (down)

540km/ 57 hour (up)/

32 hour (down)

775km/ 85 hour (up)/

46 hour (down)

Magway

543Km/56hour (up), 34 hour (down)

165Km/17 hour (up), 10hour (down)


211 km/ 22 hour (up)/ 13 hour (down)

236km/ 25 hour (up)

15 hour (down)

451Km/ 47 hour (up)/ 28 hour (down)

375 km/ 39   hour (up)/ 73 hour (down)

610Km/ 64 hour (up)/ 38 hour (down)

Nyaung-U

754Km/ 78.5hour (up)

47 hour (down)

376Km/ 39hour (up)/ 23.5 hour (down)

211 km/ 22 hour (up)/ 13(down)


25Km/ 2.5 hour (up), 1.6 hour (down)

190Km/20hour (up)

12 hours (down

125Km/ 13 hour (up)

8hour (down)

777 Km/ 81 hour/(up)

 

50 hour (down)

Pakokku

779Km/82 hour (up)

49 hours (down

401Km/ 42 hour (up)/

25 hour (down)

236km/ 25 hour (up)

15 hour (down)

25Km/ 2.5 hour (up), 1.6 hour (down)


165Km/17hour (up)

10 hours (down

100 Km/ 10.4 hour (up)/ 6.3hour (down)

374km/ 40hour (hour (up)/ 20 hour(down)

Mandalay

944Km/ /98hour (up)

59hour (down)

534Km/ /56hour (up)

33 hour (down)

451Km/ 47 hour (up)/ 28 hour (down)

190Km/20hour (up)

12 hours (down

165Km/17hour (up)

10 hours (down


277 Km/ 29hour (up)/ 17(down

483 Km/ 50(up)/

30(down)

Monywa

918 Km/ 97 hour (up)/ 55 hour (down)

540km/ 57 hour (up)/

32 hour (down)

375 km/ 39 hour (up)/ 73(down)

125Km/ 13 hour (up)

8hour (down)

100 Km/ 10.4 hour (up)/ 6.3 hour (down)

277 Km/ 29hour (up)/ 17 hour (down)

 

235 Km/ 28 hour (up)/ 13 hour (down)

Kalewa

1153 Km/ 125 hour (up)/ 70 hour (down)

775km/ 85 hour (up)/

46 hour (down)

610Km/ 64hour (up)/ 38hour (down)

777 Km/ 81 hour (up)/

50 hour (down)

374km/ 40hour (up)/ 20 hour(down)

483 Km/ 50 hour (up)/

30 hour (down)

235 Km/ 28 hour (up)/ 13 hour (down)

 


Corridor: Ayeyarwaddy river (from Mandalay to Banmaw)

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports (hours / days) for standard barge 20-60 mt capacity


Mandalay

Katha

Banmaw

Mandalay


378Km /39hour (up), 24 hour (down)

440Km/ 56hour (up), 34 (down)

Katha

317Km /31.7 hour (up), 20 hour (down)


123Km/ 17 hour (up), 10 hour (d)

Banmaw

440Km/44hour (up), 27.5 hour (down)

123Km/ 12.3 hour (up), 7.7 hour (down)


Key routes

 Key Route Information (Domestic / International)


Yangon-Pyay-Pakokku- Mandalay

Pakokku-Monywa-Kalewa-Hommalin-Khamti

Pakokku to Mandalay

Mandalay to Banmaw

Total Distance (km)

944 Km

 888 Km

165 Km

 440 Km

Width (m):

Broadest

Narrowest

In rainy season 1,600m, min. 227m in dry season

In rainy season 620 m, min. 200 m in dry season

In rainy season 1524m, min. 9147m in dry season

395m-1210m

Min. 76m (most parts are narrow)

River Flow

(m³ / second)

Unknown

12-16 km/hour wet season
3-5 km/hour in dry season

unknown

unknown

Seasonal Affects

Dry season cargo load is reduced by 50%

Dry Season during 15 Nov to 15 May, shallow draft. Cargo loading is reduced by 50% depending on the channel draft.

Restriction on the max channel draft in Chindwin river during dry season stated by the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS):

Monywa to Kalewa    = 1m (3.3 ft)

Kalewa to Hommalin = 0.91m (3 ft)

Hommalin to Khamti = 0.76m (2.5 ft)

Dry season cargo load is reduced by 50%

Dry season 1m draft.

Maximum Weight and

Size of Vessels

The regular vessel with 2000 GRT Mt, 2meter draft, 24m Width x 91.5m Length

128 GRT
30.3m length, 1.2m draft


 

Regular Traffic

Passenger / Cargo

No traffic

Yes, passengers and timber

Most traffic is passenger tourists

Yes. Mostly fuel & construction materials

Companies Operating

Along the Route

1. Apache cement Co.

2. Famous OK

3. Denko Trading Co. Ltd.

4. Semeikhon port committee

1. Aung Mya Than co. at timber port

2. Apache cement Co.

3. Famous OK

1. Apache cement Co.

2. Famous OK

3. Denko Trading Co. Ltd.

4. Semeikhon port committee

IWT and private companies

Security Concerns

(Yes / No)

Yes, robbery of cargo at night. Not targeting tourists between PKK-MDY

No report

Yes, robbery of cargo at night. Not targeting tourists.

No

Main Ports

Yangon & Mandalay

Pakokku, Monywa, Kalewa, Hommalin, Khamti

Pakokku, Simee Khon, Mandalay

Mandalay, Katha & Bamaw

 Water transportation from Yangon to Pyay involves two options.

  • Option 1 is via Twantay canal (124 km length) at Twantay city. Twantay canal is preferred by Inland Water Transport.
  • Option 2 via the Hlaing River (98km length) at Nyaungdon city is 26km (1.5 - 3 hours) shorter. The Hlaing River is preferred by the private sector but is more difficult to navigate due to narrow sections with many channel turns.

Corridor: Chindwin River (from Pakokku to Kalewa)

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports (hours/days) Barge


Pakokku

Monywa

Kalewa

Homalin

Hamanthi

Hkamti

Pakokku


100 Km/10.4 hour (up)/ 6.3 hour (down)

374km/40 hour (up)/20 hour (down)

646 Km/ 61 hour (up) 43 hour (down)

731Km/ 66.5 hour (up)/ 51.5 hour (down)

838Km/ 67.2 hour (up)/ 58.5 hour (down)

Monywa

100 Km/10.4 hour (up)/ 6.3 hour (down)


235 Km/ 28 hour (up)/ 13 hour (down)

507 Km/ 48 hour (up)/ 34 hour (down)

631Km/ 63.5 hour (up)/ 42.2 hour (down)

731Km/ 73.1 hour (up)/ 49 hour (down)

Kalewa

374km/ 40 hour/ 20 hours

235 Km/ 28 hour (up)/ 13 hour (down)


292km/ 26 hour (up)/ 18 hour (down)

384km/ 35.7(up)/24 hour (down)

495Km/ 46.4 hour (up)/ 31 hour (down)

Homalin

646 Km/ 61 hour (up) 43 hour (down)

507 Km/ 48 hour (up)/ 34 hour (down)

272km/ 26 hour (up)/18 hour (down)

 

85Km/ 5.5 hour (up)/8.5 hour (down)

203Km/ 20.3 hour (up) 15 hour (down)

Htamanthi

731Km/ 66.5 hour (up)/ 51.5 hour (down)

631Km/ 63.5 hour (up)/ 42.2 hour (down)

357km/ 35.7(up)/24 hour (down)

85Km/ 5.5 hour (up)/8.5 hour (down)

 

107 Km/ 10.7 hour (up)/ 7 hour (down)

Hkamti

838Km/ 67.2 hour (up)/ 58.5 hour (down)

731Km/ 73.1 hour (up)/ 49 hour (down)

464Km/ 46.4 hour (up)/ 31 hour (down)

203Km/ 20.3 hour (up) 15 hour (down)

107 Km/ 10.7 hour (up)/ 7 hour (down)

 

 

Port Information

Key Port Information

PakokkuMonywaKalewaSagaingMandalay
Location

21°18'50.76"N

95° 3'22.53"E

22° 07' 20.7" N

95° 07' 06.8" E

23°11'39.11"N

94°18'33.99"E

21°52'59.09"N
95°59'41.44"E
21°58'16.04"N
96° 3'22.08"E

Contacts

Mr. U Aung Cho Myint

Manager- Inland Waterway Department, Pakokku-Nyaung-U

Nyaung U Office

Ph#-95-9-43008220

U Kyaw Soe Tun

Deputy Director

Head of Regional Office  
Chindwin division: Region 6

Monywa

Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS)


Phone: +95-71-23249

U Moe Zaw

Port Manager

Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System (DWRIRS)

Phone: +95-9-400545544

IWT, U Saw Hla Tun, Assistant General Manager

Mandalay Division, Dept. IWT
Phone: +95-2-4036035

IWT, U Saw Hla Tun, Assistant General Manager

Mandalay Division, Dept. IWT
Phone: +95-2-4036035

Connections with other

transport means

RoadRoadRoadRoadRoad
Storage CapacityNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
Handling EquipmentNo, but can arrange 3-5 MT mobile craneMobile Cranes: 25 units, 35MTNoneNoneMobile Cranes: 25, 35, 17MT
Customs Clearance AvailableNoNoNoNoNo
Other Comments
Chindwin river, 2.5ft draft
during dry season
Chindwin river, 2.5ft draft during dry seasonTimber port, across from Mandalay portPrivate company handles general cargo

Key Port Information


SemeikhonHomalin

Hta Man Thi

Hkamti

Katha

Location

21° 44' 53.8"N
95° 25' 23.4"E

24°51'47.32"N

94°54'31.92"E

25°19'55.39"N

95°17'28.28"E

26° 0'2.73"N

95°41'44.88"E

24° 9'55.29"N

96°20'32.35"E

Contact Information

U Thein Soe Win (Port Manager)

Ph: +95-9-796512259




U Gyi Myint (Chairman)

Waterway Traffic Control Office

Connections with other transport means

Road (limited) for truck capacity (6-wheeler in dry season)Road(limited) for truck capacity (6-wheeler in dry season)Only waterway is accessible on the other side of the bank, there is a ferry to connect road of Homalin-Hkamti

Road (limited) for truck capacity (6-wheeler in dry season)

Road

Storage Capacity

None, but container yard is availableN/AN/A

N/A

None

Handling Equipment

50m concrete boat ramp and a 50MT crane on a bargeOnly manual

Only manual

Not for handling purpose, but can hire in case of emergency from DWRIRS based in Mandalay

Customs Clearance Available

NoNo

No

No

No

Other Comments


Timber to Mandalay, Fuel Supply to Resource Extraction Project in Sagaing.

Private companies handle general commodities to move to Layshi of Naga Administration Zone.

Timber to Mandalay, Fuel, and general cargo to Resource Extraction Project in the area and the Naga Administration Zone.

Diesel fuel drum are trucking to northern part of the city.

 

Rakhine State 

In Rakhine state, particularly around Sittwe, the rivers to Buthidaung (MayYu River) and Kyauktaw (Kaladan River) are navigable. Several towns in Rakhine can be accessed by both road and river. However, for most towns, road transportation remains the fastest means. Most common transport on these waterways is by local wooden hull vessels of up to 100MT cargo capacity. Larger, shallow draft barges or landing vessels can be used, but are not common in the area.

There are two existing IWT transportation route in Rakhine State. The first route is Sittwe - Rathedaung - Buthidaung and running mile are 40 miles for Rathedaung and 80 for Buthidaung. The second route is Sittwe to Myae Bon and Kyauk Phyu. The running mile are 64 miles to Myae Bon and 128 miles to Kyauk Phyu.


Passenger Carrying Capacity

Number of Passenger Vessels

Dept. IWT

U Min Kyawt (Manager of Transport (Dept. IWT), Sittwe, Rakhine State

Ph#+95-9-5322324

mknna99@gmail.com

Ma Li Kha Express

U Soe Moe Lin (Manager)

 Ph#+95-926080662

Shwe Pyi Tan Express

U Aung Than Oo (Manager)

Corner Main Rd & U Ottama St

+95-9-453543447

shwepyitan.sittwe@gmail.com

May Ga Arr Man VIP Express

U Tin Htwe

Shwe Ein Si, Pa Daung ~ Toungup Road, Kan Paing Quarter, Toungup.

+95 9 250768191

< 20 pax

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

< 50 pax

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

< 100 pax

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

> 100 pax

3 boats (70-120 pax)

3 Boats (120 Pax)

8 Boats (120 ~ 150 Pax)

2 Boats (50 – 70 pax)

Cargo Carrying Capacity


Dept. IWT

U Min Kyawt (Manager of Transport (Dept. IWT)

Ph#+95-9-5322324

mknna99@gmail.com

U Maung Kyaw Naing

Maung Kyaw Naing Transport

Ph# +95-9-263685454

U Maung Zaw Win Tun

Maung Zaw Win Tun Transport

Ph# +95-9-453060407

U Kyaw Min Thein (Manager)

Ba Yint Naung & Rakhine Costal Cargo Transportation

Ph# +95-9-5680750

U Hla Tun Thein

Hla Tun Thein Transport

Ph# +95-9-403401479

Number of Boats

5

4

8

17

2

Tonnage / Volume Capacity

50-100 Tonnage

85-400 Tonnage

20 – 300 Tonnage

300 – 1400 Tonnage

70 Tonnage

Number of Barges

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tonnage / Volume Capacity

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Number of Tugs

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Tonnage / Volume Capacity

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Other (specify)

n/a

n/a

n/a

(Secondary transporter of Aung ZayKabar Transport and Phoe Cho)

n/a


Corridor: May Ru river (from Sittwe to Buthidaung)

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports (hours / days) for standard barge 20-60 mt capacity


Sittwe

Rathedaung

Buthidaung

Sitwe


64Km /4-hour 30 min(up), 5 hour (down)

128Km/ 9hour (up), 10 hour (down)

Rathedaung

64Km /4-hour 30 min(up), 5 hour (down)


64Km/ 4-hour 30 min (up), 5 hour (down)

Buthidaung

128Km/ 9 hour (up), 10 hour (down)

64Km/ 4-hour 30 min (up), 5 hour (down)



Corridor: Kaladan river (from Sittwe to Kyauk Taw)

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports (hours / days) for standard barge 20-60 mt capacity


Sittwe

Ponnagyun

Kyauk Taw

Sitwe


26Km /1 hour 45 min(up), 2 hour (down)

112Km/ 6 hour (up), 7 hour (down)

Ponnagyun

26Km /1 hour 45 min(up), 2 hour (down)


86Km/ 4-hour 15 min(up), 5 hour (down)

Kyauk Taw

112Km/ 6 hour (up), 7 hour (down)

86Km/ 4-hour 15 min(up), 5 hour (down)


Corridor: from Sittwe to Pauk Taw, Mrauk Oo, Myinn Byar, Myae Bon, Kyauk Phyu & Toungup

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports (hours / days) for standard barge 20-60 mt capacity


Sittwe

Pauk Taw

Mrauk Oo

Myinn Byar

Myae Bon

Kyauk Phyu

Toungup


Sittwe


26Km /1 hour 45 min(up), 2 hour (down)

64Km/ 4-hour 30 min(up), 5 hour (down)

64Km/ 4 hour (up), 4 hour (down)

105Km/ 7 hour (up), 7 (down)

206Km / 9 hour (up), 11 hour (down)

360Km /19 hour (up), 24 hour (down)


Pauk Taw

26Km /1 hour 45 min(up), 2 hour (down)


38Km/ 2-hour 45 min(up), 3 hour (d)

38Km/ 2-hour 45 min(up), 3 hour (d)

79Km/ 5-hour 15 min(up), 5 (down)

180Km /7-hour 15 min(up), 9 hour (down)

334Km /17-hour 15min(up), 20 hour (down)


Mrauk Oo

64Km/ 4-hour 30 min(up), 5 hour (down)

38Km/ 2-hour 45 min(up), 3 hour (d)


n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a


Myinn Byar

64Km/ 4 hour (up), 4 hour (down)

38Km/ 2-hour 45 min(up), 3 hour (d)

n/a


41Km/ 2 hour (up), 2-hour 15 min (down)

142Km /5-hour 30min(up), 6-hour 15 min(down)

296Km / 14 hour (up), 19-hour 15 min(down)


Myae Bon

105Km/ 7 hour (up), 7 (down)

79Km/ 5-hour 15 min(up), 5 (down)

n/a

41Km/ 2 hour (up), 2-hour 15 min (down)


101Km/ 3-hour 30 min(up), 4 hour (down)

255Km / 12 hour (up), 17 hour (down)


Kyauk Phyu

206Km / 9 hour (up), 11 hour (down)

180Km /7-hour 15 min(up), 9 hour (down)

n/a

142Km /5-hour 30min(up), 6-hour 15 min(down)

101Km/ 3-hour 30 min(up), 4 hour (down)


154Km /10 hour (up), 11 hour (down)


Toungup

360Km /19 hour (up), 24 hour (down)

334Km /17-hour 15min(up), 20 hour (down)

n/a

296Km / 14 hour (up), 19-hour 15 min(down)

255Km / 12 hour (up), 17 hour (down)

154Km /10 hour (up), 11 hour (down)




Port Information

 Key Port Information


Sittwe (Shwe Min Gan)

Sittwe (IWT Jetty)

Kyauk Phyu (Ngar La Pwae)

Taungup Jetty

Shwe Pyi Tan Jetty

Ma Li Kha Jetty

Location

20°12'15.08"N

92°54'47.41"E

20° 9'34.07"N

92°54'1.96"E

19°24'37.04"N

93°32'53.41"E

18°50'31.03"N

94°12'39.60"E

20° 9'34.99"N

92°54'4.41"E

20° 9'35.35"N

92°54'5.88"E

Contact Information

U Min Kyawt Nyi Nyi Aung

Manager of Transport (Dept. IWT)

Phone: +955322324

Email: mknna99@gmail.com

U Win Naing

Manager of Transport (Dept. IWT)

Phone: +959450541722, +959787362842

U San Lin

Manager of Transport (Dept. IWT)

Phone: +959254180760

 Shwe Pyi Tan Express

U Aung Than Oo (Manager)

Coner Main Rd & U Ottama St

+95-9-453543447

shwepyitan.sittwe@gmail.com

Ma Li Kha Express

U Soe Moe Lin (Manager)

 Ph#+95-926080662


Connections with other

transport means

(road/waterways/air)

Road + Waterway

Road + Waterway

Road + Waterway

Road + Waterway

Road + Waterway

Road + Waterway

Storage Capacity

(square meters and cubic meters)

707.9212 m3

None

224.277 m3

425.0779 m3

None

None

Handling Equipment

Only Manual

Only Manual

Only Manual

Only Manual

Only Manual

Only Manual

Customs Clearance Available (Yes / No)

No

No

No

No

No

No

Other Comments




WH is Rented to Shwe Pyi Tan Express



Source: http://www.iwt.gov.mm/en/rakhine_division