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Papua New Guinea Port Assessment

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Port Infrastructure - The port sector of Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprises 22 declared ports and many small wharves, jetties, and landing stages. Only the ports of Lae, Moresby, Madang, Kimbe, and Rabaul have appropriate port infrastructure and receive international as well as coastal traffic. Private organizations also establish and operate port facilities where government ports do not exist or where there are greater benefits. This is particularly the case for forestry, petroleum, mining companies, and some agricultural firms.

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Generic information on shipping services, cargo troughput and performance indicators for the port sector can be found in the following document:

Papua New Guinea Port Assessment Additional Information

 

Port of

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Lae

Key port information can also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com/ports/topports.php <INSERT LINK TO RELAVENT COUNTRY SECTION OF WEBSITE>

Port Overview:
REPLACE THIS TEXT with a one or two paragraphs narrative describing the port and current situation. Please be concise.

Port website: INSERT LINK TO PORT WEBSITE 

Website of the Maritime Database on the Port of Lea

Port Overview:
The Port of Lae is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean on the mouth of the Markham River as it enters Huon Gulf in northeast Papua New Guinea. The Port of Lae is the capital of Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Province and the second biggest city in the country. It is located at the beginning of the Highlands Highway, the main land transportation artery from the highlands to the coast. The Port of Lae is Papua New Guinea’s main cargo port and the marketing centre for agricultural produce from the region. The primary commercial activities in the Port of Lae are based on timber, coffee, and plywood exports. In 2004, the Port of Lae was home to almost 110 thousand people.

Port website: Website of the Port of Lae

Port Location and Contacts

Country

 Papua New Guinea

Province or District

 Morobe

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

Name: TOWN NAMELae

km: DISTANCE n/a

Port's Complete Name

 n/a

Latitude

 06° 44.0’ S

Longitude

 146° 59.0’ E

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

 PNG Ports Corporation Ltd

Management Contact Person

 n/a

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: AIRPORT NAME n/a

Airlines: LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS n/a

Port Picture

INSERT PORT PICTURE FILE of the picture of the port. Key areas should be clearly marked on the picture. Remember to label the file using the correct format "GLCSC_LCA_COUNTRY NAME_Port Picture _YYMMDD.xls. At a minimum, ensure you capture and identify the berths. Remember to insert the country name, port name and use the correct date format (e.g. 25 May 2013 is 130525)

REPLACE THIS TEXT with a list of the identified areas on the Port Picture.Image Added

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

REPLACE THIS TEXT with a short narrative identifying key companies and their duties within the port.

INSERT PORT COMPANY CONTACT LIST. Create the contact list by completing the 'Annex 2.4: Port Company Contact List' template. Once saved in the appropriate annex section, copy and paste the link here.

Port Performance

REPLACE THIS TEXT with a short narrative describing the port performance. Key questions to guide your narrative: Be clear whether the Cargo Handling MTs includes or excludes container volume, What is the channel draft and are there other limitations relating to vessel size, Is the port currently congested, Is there an established priority for humanitarian cargo? What are the port bottlenecks, What is the average waiting time (this is the time between arrival and berthing).

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Seasonal Constraints

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Yes / No

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From <month> to <month>

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Rainy Season

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Major Import Campaigns

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Other INSERT OTHER CONSTRAINT(S) IF REQUIRED

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4.2.3 Papua New Guinea Port and Waterways Contact List

Port Performance

Handling Figures

Year XXXX 2005

Vessel Calls

 n/a

Container Traffic (TEUs)

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Year XXXX

Bulk (MT)

 

Break bulk (MT)

 23,811 TEU

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

INSERT LINK to webpage which has relevant tariffs / rates.

REPLACE THIS TEXT, if no link available, with a description to any issues regarding discharge rates, or identify information sources which will have the most up-to-date information. Give indicators on expected cost for break bulk and bulk as well as terminal handling charges.Information on discharge rates can be found in the following document:

PNG Discharge Rates

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Conventional Berth

 5

 

 see document below

see document below

Container Berth

 5

 

 see document below

see document below

Silo Berth

 

 

 n/a

n/a

n/a

Berthing Tugs

 2*

Water Barges

n/a

*Two tugs operating • 

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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? INSERT ANSWER HERE

REPLACE THIS TEXT with 2 - 3 sentences describing the management of the port handling equipment.Privately owned and operated under license issued by the PNG Ports Corporation Limited • Arrangements can be made with Private Operators through the respective Shipping Agents.

The Port of Lae contains 619 m of berthing positions. Berths 1 and 2 at the Overseas Wharf are each 123 m long with alongside depth of 11 m. Berth 3 at the Overseas Wharf is 184 m long with alongside depth of 11 m. The Coastal Wharf contains Berths 4 and 5, both with alongside depth of 13 m. Berth 4 is 54 m long, and Berth 5 is 35 m long. The Tanker Berth is 100 m long with alongside depth of 10 m. The Barge Ramp is 12 m wide. Tidal range in the Port of Lae is 1.2 m.

Further information on Berthing Equipment & Specifications can be found in the following document:

PNG Discharge Rates

Port Handling Equipment

The Port of Lae does not have wharf-mounted cranes; however, its mobile cranes have capacity for 20-ton containers. Heavier loads must be approved by the Port Authority before vessels enter the port. The Port of Lae’s Vigan Machine handles bulk cargoes of wheat and grain.
Following container service companies are operating in Lae seaport:
All Shipping Agencies: www.australasialine.com/asp/index.asp
Cosco: http://www.coscon.com/home.screen
NYK: http://www.coscon.com/home.screen

      

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

 Yes

 

 n/a

Owned by private companies

Transtrainer

 n/a

n/a

 

Forklifts

 Yes

 

 

Container Facilities

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n/a

Forklifts are available and capable of lifting up to 20 tonne containers

Container Facilities

 

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

INSERT TEXT HERE

INSERT TEXT HEREYes

Yes

Container Freight Station (CFS)

 

 n/a

n/a

Refrigerated Container Stations

 

 n/a

n/a

Other Capacity Details

Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)

 25 per hour

Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)

 n/a

Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)

 n/a

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

 

n/a

n/a

Further information on container facilities can be found in the following document:

PNG Discharge Rates

Customs Guidance

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Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

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Grain and Bulk Handling

REPLACE THIS TEXT with 3 - 5 sentences describing grain and bulk handling facilities. Identify by name any companies responsible for bagging and ensure they are in contact list file. Identify if direct bagging from ship discharge is possible.Provide any further details on equipment and capacity not already covered.

Main Storage Terminal

REPLACE THIS TEXT with a 3 - 4 sentences describing the main storage facilities. Identify the number of warehouses available, square meters available, square meters available for storage of food supplies.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (square meters)

Bagged Cargo

 

 

Refrigerated Cargo

 

 

General Cargo

 

 

Stevedoring

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Hiterland Information

REPLACE THIS TEXT with a paragraph, no more than 6 sentences, which describes how items are moved out of the port. Identify the common modes of transport, capacity, and companies available. Ensure any identified companies have their contact details in the contact list.

Port Security

REPLACE THIS TEXT with one to two paragraphs narrating the current security and safety arrangements in place. Identify any gaps or areas of concern. Keep in mind considerations for stock security, personnel safety, insurance risk, etc... Identify any planned improvements to security infrastructure or processes and projected impact on the port. 

1.3 Papua New Guinea Customs Information

Terminal Information

Information on the oil handling terminal please select the following document:

Papua New Guinea Port Assessment Additional Information

Grain and Bulk Handling

The Port has a Vigan Machine and handles Bulk wheat and grain.

Bagging and grain handling capacities exist at private company level. Both Flour Mills have their own bagging system in place.

Main Storage Terminal

The Port of Lae offers over 53,500 m² of storage space. It contains over 14,200 m² of storage sheds. Sheds 1A and 1B each cover 1,330 m². Sheds 4, 6, and 7 are each 1,660 m². Shed 3 covers 4,850 m². Shed 5 is 660 m², and Shed 8 is 360 m². The Port of Lae also has 39,000 m² of open storage.

Under cover storage: 14,600 m², Open storage 39,000 m²

Stevedoring

Stevedoring is ensured by private companies (annual licensing) in all ports of PNG. The majority of them are sub-companies of Steamships. All companies insist on the confidentiality of their tariffs and rates. Most of the time, stevedoring operations costs are included in the global service costs ensured by the sea transport companies.

Further information on stevedoring rates can be found in the following document:

PNG Discharge Rates

Port Security

Security

ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

INSERT TEXT HEREYes

Current ISPS Level

 1

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

Police Boats

 n/a

Fire Engines

 n/a