Noro has a single berth with a limitation of 64m LOA. It is managed by SIPA and is a secondary port.. There are no other limitations other than the berth size. Due to limited ship visits there is no congestion and no waiting time. It is mainly utilised by interisland shipping and ferry services. There are very few facilities or limited port infrastructure. There are 2 large forklifts capable of moving containers and 2 forklifts for moving pallets. Tradco Shipping Ltd, a shipping agency operates in the port.
Port website: www.sipa.com.sb
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
New Georgia, Western Province
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
TOWN NAME. Noro
DISTANCE: 1 km
Port's Complete Name
Port Of Noro
-8º -12' -56' S
157º 12' 41' E
Managing Company or Port Authority
Solomon Islands Port Authority
Management Contact Person
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
AIRPORT NAME Honiara 301 nautical miles
LIST OF INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS
1. National Fisheries Developments Ltd (NFD) private wharf 2. Main wharf
3. Container storage area 4. SIPA warehouse storage 5. SIPA office and workshop
6. NFD workshop 7. NFD offices
SIPA is the SOE responsible for management of the port and facilities including stevedoring.
Tradco Shipping Ltd handles most of the shipping agency operations.
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List here.
Noro channel draft is 15m. It has a single berth with a limitation of 64m LOA. It is managed by SIPA and is a secondary port.. There are no other limitations other than the berth size. Due to limited ship visits there is no congestion and no waiting time. It is mainly utilised by interisland shipping and ferry services. There are very few facilities or limited port infrastructure. There are 2 large forklifts capable of moving containers and 2 forklifts for moving pallets. Humanitarian cargo will be given priority if necessary with prior approval from the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs. There is unlikely to be any waiting tome for berthing.
Handling MTs includes or includes container volume.
Major Import Campaigns
Handling Figures for 2015
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2015
Break bulk (MT)
For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link: INSERT LINK TO PORT RATES/TARIFFS PAGE – link directly to an external webpage which has relevant rates, tariffs, and/or charges for the port, if available.
Charges applied as per gazette rate to Break Bulk cargoes:
Stevedoring Charge @ $39.00 per Revenue tons
Tonnage dues @ $45.00
Handling Charge @ $25.00 per Revenue tones
Wharf charges @ $10.50 per Revenue tons
Type of Berth
12 - 15
This is the only berth
Imports - Bagged Cargo
There is only 1 berth (see above)
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
There is limited port handling equipment. It is operated by SIPA
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
1 x 45 MT
! x 45 MT new arriving 2017
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
1 x 45 MT
1 x 7 MT
1 x 3 MT
There are no container facilities at the port.
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity
Number of Reefer Stations
Emergency Take-off Capacity
Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
There is a customs station at Noro and customs officers are available 24/7 as required.
For more information on customs in Solomon Islands, please see the following link: HQ staff will input a link to section 1.3 Customs Information here.
There is no multi purpose terminal
GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING
There is no grain and bulk handling facilities.
MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL
There are 2 covered warehouses both of approximately 70 x 20 m . They are generally only 30% utilised.
Number of Storage Facilities
As for bagged (above)
Stevedoring service is managed by SIPA. There is adequate manpower available for current requirements and more labour can be drafted in case of surge requirements.
There are 3 side-lifter trucks owned by SolTuna (fishing company) 20’ – 40’ container capable that may be hired. SIFA allows un-stuffing of containers at port to enable business-houses to transport goods on small trucks (3 – 5 MT) .
Port security is managed by the Port Authorities Director of Corporate Services and is present 24/7. There have been no reported issues with security in Noro Port
Current ISPS Level