PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) in its efforts to improve efficiency and company image has built a new office for its Lorengau port at over K200,000.00 recently.
This is part of PNGPCL’s ongoing port rehabilitation program and is also in line with the company’s 20 years (2012-2032) corporate strategic plan.
The Lorengau port rehabilitation program also included the installation of wharf fenders, a standby generator set and new fencing and access gate.
Acting Managing Director, Mr. Stanley Alphonse said “PNGPCL continues to provide services through the Lorengau port as part of its community service obligation (CSO) initiative to the people of Manus Province.”
Mr. Alphonse said Lorengau port is one of 12 other ports apart from Lae, Port Moresby and Kimbe which are under the company’s CSO program and which are regarded as non-profit earning ports.
However, PNGPCL is committed to continue to facilitate trade at the smaller ports such as Lorengau port.
Chief Infrastructure Officer, Mr. Waqa Bauleka said “current facilities were run down and it was urgent that upgrade works were done soon so operations are not affected.”
“The current location of the port office and shed also restricted movement of machinery and heavy vehicles moving cargoes in and out of the port therefore the new office building at the new location will free up storage space and improve efficiency for port operations,” Mr. Bauleka said.
Lorengau port is located on the eastern part of the main Lorengau town in the safe Seadler harbour, in the Admiralty Islands.
NOTE-PNGPCL BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) is a fully corporatised entity owned by the State and is a successor Company to the PNG Harbours Board. The Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) is the sole shareholder that holds shares in the Company on behalf of the State of Papua New Guinea.
The overall management and operations of PNGPCL are dictated by the relevant port and shipping regulations as well as policy directives of the National Executive Council (NEC) through the Ministry of Public Enterprises & State Investments.
PNGPCL operates/manages 15 of the 23 declared ports in Papua New Guinea; one (1) is under agency management & seven (7) are non-operational. The 15 operational ports are: Aitape, Alotau, Buka, Daru, Kavieng, Kieta, Kimbe, Lae, Lorengau, Madang, Oro Bay, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Vanimo and Wewak. The only one (1) under agency management is Samarai Port.
These ports handle in excess of 5.8 million tonnes of cargo annually – 100 per cent of Papua New Guinea’s entire seaborne trade and the main gateway to more than 300 scattered islands.
PNGPCL provides Pilotage services in PNG and has pilot launches at its main ports. Since its launching on the 13th of November 2006, the transition of the PNG Ports Corporation Limited as is known today has evolved from Papua and New Guinea Harbours Board (1963-1969), Papua New Guinea Harbours Board (1970-2002) and PNG Harbours Board Limited (2002-2006) and then PNG Ports Corporation Ltd.
The Corporation provides the following services including Berthage, Wharfage, Storage, Pilotage, Harbour Management Services and Miscellaneous port related services.
The regulatory body that governs port related tariff with the port services industry is the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC).
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