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Pathein is one of the larger, more developed cities of Ayeyarwaddy division. The port consists of several jetties along the Pathein River, but most jetties are not suitable for cargo vessels. The hovercraft and small boats use the jetties within Pathein downtown. The Wel Kyi Daunt wharf is the largest and it is privatised. This wharf is located within the compound that was owned by Department of Trade Promotion (DOTP). The warehouses in this compound are controlled by Logistics Department of the Myanmar army.
Wel Kyi Daunt wharf is designed for cargo vessels up to 600 GRT. There is no cargo handling equipment at any of the jetties in Pathein. The draft of Wel Kyi Daunt wharf is 7 metres. It has a concrete jetty.
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
There are no key companies responsible for stevedoring, freight forwarding or cargo handling. The Myanmar Port Authority, The Customs department and the Township Labour Exchange Office for daily labourers are the main organisations active.
A customs office is available, operating at normal working hours. The customs clearance process takes about 1 day.