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Website of the Maritime Database on the Port of Honiara

Port Overview

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Solomon Islands

Province or District

Honiara

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

Name: Honiara

km: n/a

Port's Complete Name

n/a

Latitude

-9.426389

Longitude

159.9772

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

Solomon Islands Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

n/a

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: n/a

Airlines: n/a

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

4.2.3 Soloman Islands Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

There are usually no waiting times for vessels to unload.  A one-week notice of intended arrival is required with a 2-hour advance VHF contact before berthing.  Pilots must be used and are charged at $10 per metre of incoming or outgoing vessel.

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Total Cargo Handling (mt): 365 852

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

Information on Handling and Charges can be found in the following document:

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Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

112011 m

Container Berth

as aboveas aboveas above

Silo Berth

n/an/an/a

Berthing Tugs

n/a

Water Barges

n/a

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Honiara has a deepwater international berth 120 meters (m) long, with a maximum depth of 10.5m alongside. Vessels up to 200 m long can be handled. In addition, Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) operates a 85-m wharf, with a depth of 3.4 m alongside, as well as a barge ramp. Adjacent to the international Port of Honiara, there are 7 small jetties for local cargo/passenger and fishing vessels. Fuel is discharged through a submarine cable and deposited into tanks on the wharf, run by the two fuel importers.

General Cargo Handling Berths

General cargo handling is done at the main berth and placed in storage on the warehouse.

Port Handling Equipment

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

n/a

n/a

n/a

Container Gantries

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mobile Cranes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Reachstacker

n/a

n/a

n/a

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

n/a

n/a

n/a

Transtrainer

n/a

n/a

n/a

Forklifts

Yes

3 - 45 t

2 - 7 t

2 - 2t

n/a

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Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Container Facilities

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

Yes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes, 1Yes, 1

Refrigerated Container Stations

YesYes

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

200

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

12

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

n/a

Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)

n/an/a

Customs Guidance

1.3 Solomon Islands Customs Information

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

There is no specialised multipurose terminal in Honiara.

Grain and Bulk Handling

There is no grain or bulk handling facilities in Honiara

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There is no grain handling facility at the port. There are bagging facilities in the Solomon Islands but they are operated by private companies. Bulk shipped grain (normally in a container) will be bagged by the individual organisation.

Main Storage Terminal

There are 2 storage sheds, approximately 140 square metres per shed.  There is space for storage of containers at the port.

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Total floor spaceQuantityFloor Area (m2)
Main Quay Transit Sheds
2
140
Back of Port Transit Sheds
1
-
Lighterage Area Transit Sheds
n/a
-
Customs Warehouses
1
-

Stevedoring

The Solomon Island Port Authority arranges stevedore services at the port with two shifts per day.  There are no other stevedore services offered.  To be loaded or unloaded through the night a ship must be docked by 6pm.

Port Security

Port security at Honiara is considered to be satisfactory.

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