Lae Port

 
Lae Port (above) is the county's largest and most
busiest port, located in the Morobe province of Papua
New Guinea. Lae is the second largest city and the
capital of the province.
 
General Port Information
Location
Latitude: 06° 44.0'S
Longitude: 146° 59.0'E
Chart No. AUS 574, BA 2054
Regional Port: Lae
Time Zone: Local time is 10 hours ahead of GMT.
Radio Communication Call "Lae Port Control" on VHF
16/12.
Customs: Port of entry
Pilotage: Pilotage is compulsory.
Pilots are available and based in Lae
Tugs: Two tugs operating
Bunkers: Fuel: Only light fuels are available by road tanker. For heavy oil available by
pipe line. Suppliers: Mobil and Inter Oil Water supplied on request by the Port Authority Berth.
 
Wharf Facilities

Crane
There are no wharf mounted gantry crane however, forklift available and capable of lifting up to 20 tonne containers. Shippers are advised to check this before shipping heavier loads. Prior advice and approval must be sought from the
relevant Port Authority.

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

Storage Area
Under cover storage 12,600sq.m. Open storage 39,000sq.m.

Tanker facilities
Tanker Berth length 100mtrs depth 13m belowLAT and handles all types of fuels, max draft 9.5mtrs.

LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)
One 54.86mtrs berth depth 6.10mtrs.

Bunker Provider
Only light fuels are available by road tanker. For heavy oil available by pipe line. Suppliers: Mobil and Inter Oil.

Water Provider
Water is supplied on request by the Port Authority at Berth.

Slipways, Ship Reapirs & Maintenance
A new dry dock facility is in operation at Motukea (Port Moresby) by Curtain Brothers (PNG) Ltd.

Waste Dispoasal
No waste disposal facility is available. Arrangement for disposal can also be done with the Shipping Agents and National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA).

RO-RO & Passenger Handling

Overseas Wharf (Berths 1-3) accommodates both types of vessels.

Stevedore Provider
Lae Port Services Pty Ltd
P.O Box 434, Lae
Telephone: (675) 472 1915
United Stevedores
P.O Box 2191 Lae
Telephone: (675) 472 1099

Heavy Duty
The above mentioned facilities are not available. For further clarification and advise of the mentioned facilities must be obtained from the CEO or the respective BM prior to any shipment.

Riback Stevedore
P. O Box 3531
Lae
Morobe Province
Telephone: (675) 472 2688/479 1520

 
Contact Information
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O. BOX 563
Lae
Morobe Province
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 472 2477
Facsimile:+675 472 2543
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Official Office
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +675 472 6434
Pilot (Marine) +675 472 2477
Customs (Collector) +675 472 1872/472 4899
Health Officer +675 473 2100
Quarantine Officer +675 472 7083/472 4856/472 4846
Fire +675 472 4333/472 4818
Police +675 472 1833/472 1068/479 1069
Ambulance +675 472 3966/473 2100
Emergency 000
 
Technical Information - Wharves
Berth Length Width Water Depth
(below LAT)
Deck Height
(Above LAT)
1.
Overseas (Main Wharf)
154.5m 12m 12m 2.7m
2.
Overseas (Main Wharf)
92.256m 34.5m 12m 2.7m
3.
Overseas (Main Wharf)
220m 34.5m 12m 2.7m
3.
Overseas Extension
108m 34.5m 13.7m 3.26m
4.
Coastal Wharf
54m 13m 4.9m 2.7m
5.
Coastal Wharf
52.5m 13m 3.0m 3.5m
Tanker Berth 69.27m 10m 13.7m 3.5m
Barge Ramp Width 12m Grade 1 in 8
Tidal Basin 240m 39.6m 14m 3.5m
 
Permissible Loadings
 
Berth Distributed
Tons per sqm
Road Vehicle
Truck Semi-trailer Forklift
Berth 1 1.95 T17 ST28 F20
Berth 2 1.95 T17 ST28 F10
Berth 3 3.9 T17 ST28 F5
3. Overseas entension 4.0 T17 ST28 F40
Berth 4 3.90 T17 ST28 F12
Berth 5 Tanker Berth 3.92 T10 ST12 F3
Tidal Basin 4.0 T17 ST28 F10
 
Pilotage
 
Pilotage Authority
PNG Ports Corporation Ltd. Pilotage is compulsory. Pilots are available and based in Lae

Boarding Station
Lat: 06°44.85 S, Long: 147° 00.10 E, Mt. Lunaman Tower Bearing 023° (T) x 1.30M

Or or Bad Weather
Lat: 06°44.85 S, Long: 147° 00.10 E, Mt. Lunaman Tower Bearing 023° (T) x 1.30M

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

Tug, Towage, Barges and Mooring Gangs
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. (PACTOW)

Lae Port Layout