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Papua Waterways Assessment

 

The primary waterway usage in the Papua province is between the island and main ports.  Jayapura port is the main port where cargo (which is already customs cleared) enters the province.  From there cargo is then distributed onwards to other districts such as Biak and Merauke.

Cargo is also moved by rivers in Merauke and Wamena districts via speed boats.  There is a development plan underway to increase the capacity of the river movements using larger ferries for passengers and cargo. 

However, development of the appropriate infrastructure is not complete and there is no indication of when they will be operational.

During the summer months (August – December) the water level can often be too low to reach Tanah Merah from Merauke.  During this time cargo and passengers are trans-shipped to smaller boats for onward movement.

Company Information

 

4.2.4 Indonesia Port and Waterways Company Contact Lists


Passenger Carrying Capacity

 

PT. PELNI

PT. ASDP Ferry Indonesia

Number of

Passenger Vessels

< 20 pax

N/A

N/A

Number of

Passenger Vessels

< 50 pax

N/A

N/A

Number of

Passenger Vessels

< 100 pax

N/A

N/A

Number of

Passenger Vessels

> 100 pax

8 Units

6 Units

Passenger Carrying Capacity

 

PT. PELNI

PT. ASDP Ferry Indonesia

Number of Boats

8 Units

6 Units

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity

Up to 700 mt per trip

(depending on the passenger numbers)

45 mt cargo per trip

Number of Barges

N/A

N/A

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity

N/A

N/A

Number of Tugs

N/A

N/A

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity

N/A

N/A

Other (specify)

N/A

N/A

Travel Time Matrix

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

 

Biak

 Merauke

Sorong 

Timika 

Jayapura 

Nabire

Manokwari

Biak

 

N/A

Pelni: 1-3 days

N/A

Pelni: 20-21 hours

ASDP: 2 days

ASDP: 12 hours

Merauke

N/A

 

N/A

Pelni: 2 days

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sorong 

Pelni: 1-3 days

N/A

 

N/A

Pelni: 2-3 days

Pelni: 1-4 days

Pelni: 1-3 days

Timika

N/A

Pelni: 2 days

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jayapura

Pelni: 20-21 hours

N/A

Pelni: 2-3 days

N/A

 

Pelni: 1 day

Pelni: 1-2 days

Nabire 

ASDP: 2 days

N/A

Pelni: 1-4 days

N/A

Pelni: 1 day

 

Pelni: 12 hours – 1 day

Manokwari

ASDP: 12 hours

N/A

Pelni: 1-3 days

N/A

Pelni: 1-2 days

Pelni: 1-3 days

 

Key Routes

Key Route Information

Domestic / International

 

From: Biak

To: Sorong

From: Biak

To: Manokwari

From: Biak

To: Nabire

From: Biak

To: Jayapura

From: Timika

To: Merauke

Total Distance (km)

526.82 (Air Distance)

214.39

(Air Distance)

276.29

(Air Distance)

552.69

(Air Distance)

926.06

(Driving Distance)

Width (m):

Broadest

Narrowest

Ocean Width

Ocean Width

Ocean Width

Ocean Width

Ocean Width

River Flow

(m³ / second)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Seasonal Affects

Rainy season and Winded

Rainy season and Winded

Rainy season and Winded

Rainy season and Winded

Rainy season and Winded

Maximum Weight and

Size of Vessels

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Regular Traffic

Passenger / Cargo

Passenger & Cargo

Passenger & Cargo

Passenger & Cargo

Passenger & Cargo

Passenger & Cargo

Companies Operating

Along the Route

PT. PELNI

PT. ASDP Ferry

PT. ASDP Ferry

PT. PELNI

PT. PELNI

Security Concerns

(Yes / No)

No

No

No

No

No

Main Ports

Biak - Sorong

Biak - Manokwari

Biak - Nabire

Biak - Jayapura

Timika - Jayapura

Port Information

Key Port Information

 

Biak

Sorong

Jayapura

Merauke

Location

01° 11’ 05” S

136° 05’ 46” E

00° 53' 00” S

131° 10' 00” E

02° 32' 30" S

140° 42' 30" E

8° 28’ 40’’ S

140° 23’ 26’’ E

Contact Information

PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia IV ( Persero)

PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero)

PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia IV (Persero)

Jayapura Port Office Administration (ADPEL Pelabuhan Jayapura)

Connections with other

transport means

(road/waterways/air)

PT. PELNI and ASDP

PT. PELNI

PT. PELNI

PT. PELNI

Storage Capacity

(square meters and cubic meters)

576 T/M2 and 2.280 T/M2

1.170 T/M2 and Open Storage 3.840 T/M2

2.200 m2 and Open storage 11,867 m2

3.090 m²

Handling Equipment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customs Clearance Available

(Yes / No)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other Comments

http://www.dephub.go.id/files/media/file/25%20pelabuhan/Biak.pdf

http://www.dephub.go.id/files/media/file/25%20pelabuhan/Sorong.pdf