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Papua New Guinea Port Assessment

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The fully state-owned PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PPCL) operates 16 of the 22 declared ports, including two ports operated by its agents. The other six declared ports are either being run by private entities or not operating.The  The PPCL-operated ports handle about 90% of international ships calling at PNG ports and 80% of PNG’s international and domestic cargo. The ports of Lae and Port Moresby alone account for more than 70% of the throughput of the declared ports.

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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:

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

n/a

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

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