Aitape Port

 
 
Aitape Port (above) is part of a small coastal township in the Sandaun province of Papua New Guinea. It is midway between Vanimo and Wewak and was established as a station by German colonists in 1905 as part of German New Guinea. Today, the Port of Aitape is a Satelite Agency Port and reports to the regional Port of Madang.
 
General Port Information
Location
Latitude: 03o 08.51'S
Longitude: 1420 21.24'E
Chart No. AUS 652
Regional Port: Madang
Time Zone: Local time is 10 hours ahead of GMT
Radio Communication Call "Aitape Port Control" on VHF 16/12
Customs: Not a port of entry
Pilotage: Pilotage is compulsory.
Pilot available at 48 hours notice from
Madang.
Tugs: None available
Bunkers Fuel: not available
Water: Not available
 
Wharf Facilities
Crane
There are no wharf mounted. Cranes and vessels use own gear for discharge/ loading however, mobile cranes are available and are capable of lifting up to 10-15 tonne containers only. Shippers are advised though to check with port agents prior to shipping. With heavier loads, prior advice and approval must be sought from port agent and relevant Port Authority.

Storage Area
Under cover: 125sq.m (13.7m x 9.1m)
Open storage: 1,000sq.m.

Slipway, Ship Repairs & Maintenance
None, however there is a new dry dock facility which is in operation at Motukea (Port Moresby) by Curtain Brothers (PNG) Ltd.

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

BULK HANDLING, RO-RO, TANKER, PASSENGER HANDLING, HEAVY LIFT, BUNKER PROVIDER & WATER
PROVIDER.
The above mentioned facilities are not available.
facilities must be obtained from the Executive Manager (Operations) or the respective Port Manager prior to conducting any shipments.
 
Aitape Port Layout
 
Contact Information
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O BOX 3
Aitape
Sandaun Province
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 457 2124
Facsimile:+675 457 2540
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Official Office
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +675 457 2124 / 76814294 / 71910999
Pilot (Marine) +675 457 2124
Customs (Collector) NIL
Health Officer NIL
Quarantine Officer NIL
Fire NIL
Police +675 457 2019
Ambulance +675 457 2022
Emergency 000
 
Technical Information Wharves
Berth Length Width Water Depth
(below LAT)
Deck Height
(Above LAT)
Berth 1
(Main Wharf)
18m 6.2m 4.3m 2.5m
Berth 2 & 3
(Small Ships)
8m 4.4m 4.3m 2.5m
 
Permissible Loadings
 
Berth Distributed
Tons per sqm
Road Vehicle
Truck Semi-trailer Forklift
Berth 1, 2 & 3
(Main Wharf)
1.46 T9
-
F5
 
Pilotage
 
Pilotage Authority
PNG Corporation Limited. Pilotage is not compulsory.
Pilot available at 48 hours notice from Madang.

Boarding Station
Lat: 03008.24S. Long: 1420. 23'92E. Rohm Pt Bearing 275 Tx 2.45M.

Or Bad Weather
Lat: 03008.24S. Long: 1420. 23'92E. Rohm Pt Bearing 275 Tx 2.45M.

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

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
 

Weather

Cloudy

24°C

Port Moresby

Cloudy
Humidity: 85%
Wind: ESE at 28.97 km/h

Milestones in Progress

Port Moresby Port relocation project

Motukea Port Development
Lae Port Extension
Lae Tidal Basin Project