Alotau Port

 
Alotau Port (above) is located at the eastern tip of mainland - Papua New Guinea. The township of Alotau became the provincial capital in 1969 after it was shifted from Samarai and remains the gateway to some of the most remote island communities in the world.
 
General Port Information
Location
Anchorage (Giligili) Alotau
Latitude: 10°20'S Long:150° 22°E
Inner anchorage upon port authority's
instruction only LAT: 10° 18.75'S
LONG: 150°26.8'E
Chart No. AUS 624
Regional Port: Port Moresby
Radio Communication Call "Alotau Port Control" on VHF
12/16.
Customs: Port of entry
Pilotage: Pilotage is compulsory. Pilot available at 48 hours notice from Alotau.
Tugs: None available. However, arrangements can be done via the Pacific Towing office based in Port Moresby.
Bunkers: Fuel is available by road tankers
only while small vessels can load bulk via pipeline. Supplier: Inter Oil Products Ltd and Islands Petroleum Ltd.
 
Wharf Facilities
Cargo handling Facilities
The available shore shore handling equipment and machinery are forklifts and semi-trailers capable of handling up to 40 footer containers. There are no shore
cranes.

Storage Area
Under cover storage 2430sq.m. Open storage 7,640sq.m.

Bunker provider
Fuel available by road tankers only. Supplier: Inter Oil Products Ltd and Islands Petroleum ltd. None, however there is a new dry dock facility which is in operation at Motukea (Port Moresby) by Curtain Brothers (PNG) Ltd.

Water Provider
Fresh water (treated) is available through pipes and can be restricted during certain periods Flooding or a dry spell). Prior arrangements can be done through the port authority or shipping agents.

Repair Facilities
1. Nako Marine Centre which has a slipway for small boats of less than 20m LOA and is located at the Sanderson Bay
waterfront.
2. Nawae Construction Ltd for building crane hire and slipway services can be contact for vessels greater than 20m LOA.

Waste Disposal
No waste disposal facility is available. Arrangement for disposal can be done with the Port Manager and National
Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA) and removed by the Alotau Town Authority.

Stevedore providers
Alotau Stevedoring & Transport Ltd
P.O Box 28
Alotau
Telephone: 641 1318/ 641 1090

 

Palm Stevedoring & Transport Ltd
P.O Box 354
Alotau Milne Bay Province
Telephone: 641 1318/ 641 1090

 

BULK HANDLING, RO-RO, LNG 
(Liquefied Natural Gas), PASSENGER HANDLING, HEAVY LIFT & TANKER
The above mentioned facilities are not available. For further clarifi cation. Advice on the following facilities must be obtained from the Executive Manager (Operations) or the respective Port Manager prior to conducting any shipments.

PORT SECURITY (24 hrs)
Alotau Port is open for business based on shore cargo
or shipping movement/activities. Currently there are two
in-port shipping agents that represent the interest of the
shipowners or shipping principles.

 
Contact Information
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O BOX 42
Alotau
Miline Bay Province
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 641 1266
Facsimile:+675 641 1276
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Official Office
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +675 641 1266/64/766 50540
Pilot (Harbour) +675 641 0077/1266
Customs (Collector) +675 641 0312
Health Officer +675 641 1731
Quarantine Officer +675 641 1365
Fire +675 641 1055/641 1014
Police +675 641 1222/641 1253
Ambulance +675 641 1200
Emergency 000
 
Technical Information Wharves
Berth Length Width Water Depth
(below LAT)
Deck Height
(Above LAT)
Berth 1
(Overseas)
93m 18m 10m 2.4m
Berth 2
(Coastal)
56m 9.8m 4.9m 2.1m
Barge Ramp Width 8m Grade 1 in 12
 
Permissible Loadings
 
Berth Distributed
Tons per sqm
Road Vehicle
Truck Semi-trailer Forklift
Berth 1 2.93 T17 ST28 F12
Berth 2 1.46 T9
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F7
 
 
Pilotage Authority
PNG Corporation Limited. Pilotage is compulsory. Pilot available at 48 hours notice from Port Moresby

Boarding Station
Lat: 10° 19.6'S Long: 150° 27'E. Sanderson Bay Light Ho Bearing 0245 ½ Tx 0.61M

Or Bad Weather
Lat: 10° 19.6'S Long: 150° 27'E. Sanderson Bay Light Ho Bearing 0245 ½ Tx 0.61M.

Communication Arrangements
Call "Alotau Port Control" on VHF 12/16.

Tug, Towage, Barges and Mooring Gangs
Privately owned and operated at some ports under licenses issued by the PNG Ports Corporation Limited. Arrangements can be made with Private Operators through respective shipping agents.

Alotau Port Layout