Buka Port

 
 
Buka Port (above) is a part of the bustling, peaceful town of Buka on Buka Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. It became the capital of the province during the Bougainville civil war. The former, was Arawa which was destroyed in 1990 as tensions reached a critical level in a civil uprising.
 
General Port Information
Location
Latitude: 05° 26.0'S
Longitude: 154° 40.04'E
Chart No. AUS 643
Regional Port: Rabaul
Time Zone: Local time is 10 hours ahead of GMT
Radio Communication Call "Buka Port Control" on VHF 16/12.
Customs: Not Port of entry
Pilotage: Pilotage is not compulsory. Pilot available at 48 hours notice from
Port Moresby.
Tugs: Available 24 hours
Bunkers: Fuel: Diesel available by road tanker.
Supplier: InterOil. Fresh water is supplied only when there is a surplus.
 
Wharf Facilities
Crane
There are no wharf mounted, however, mobile are available in most ports capable of lifting up to 20 tonne containers. Shippers are advised though to check this before shipping heavier loads. Prior advice and approval must be sought from the relevant Port Authority..

Storage Area
Under cover storage 165sq.m. Open storage approx 1,000sq.m.

Waste Disposal
Waste disposal facility is available. Arrangement for disposal can also be done with the Buka Authority.

BULK HANDILING, RO-RO, TANKER, LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), PASSENGER HANDLING, HEAVY LIFT, BUNKER PROVIDER, WATER PROVIDER, SLIP, SHIP REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE and STEVEDORE
PROVIDER.
The above mentioned facilities are not available. For further clarification and advise of the mentioned facilities must be sought 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.
 
Buka Port Layout
 
Contact Information
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O BOX 31
Buka
Autonomous Region of Bougainville
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 973 9927
Facsimile:+675 973 9774
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Official Office
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +675 973 9927 76814299 / 71910950
Pilot (Marine) N/A
Customs (Collector) N/A
Health Officer +675 973 9709
Quarantine Officer N/A
Fire N/A
Police +675 973 9733
Ambulance +675 973 9709
Emergency 000
 
Technical Information - Wharves
Berth Length Width Water Depth
(below LAT)
Deck Height
(Above LAT)
1. Overseas
(Main Wharf)
31m 5.2m 3.6m 2.2m
Berth 2
(Small Ships)
15m 3.0m 0.5m 0.2m
Coastal Wharf     2.6m 0.2m
Barge Ramp     2.0m 0.2m
 
Permissible Loadings
 
Berth Distributed
Tons per sqm
Road Vehicle
Truck Semi-trailer Forklift
Berth 1 0.58 T6
-
F2.5
Coastal Wharf   T9
-
F3
 
Pilotage
 
Pilotage Authority
PNG Ports 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
 


 
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28°C

Port Moresby

Partly cloudy
Humidity: 69%
Wind: S at 28.97 km/h

Milestones in Progress

Port Moresby Port relocation project

Motukea Port Development
Lae Port Extension
Lae Tidal Basin Project

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