Pilotage is compulsory. Marine Pilots are available and based in Madang.
Lat: 05°13.27’ S, Long: 145° 50.22' E, Kalibobo Light House Bearing 292° (T) x 1.43 Naut.Miles
Call "Madang Port Control" on VHF 16;
In port working channel: Channel 12.
Tug, Towage, Barges and Mooring Gangs
Privately owned and operated under license issued by PNG Harbours Management Services a division of PNG PORTS Corporation Limited. Arrangements can be made with private operators through shipping agents.
There are no wharf mounted container handling cranes therefore ships’ cranes are utilized; shore forklifts and trucks for handling 40 & 20 containers available.
Slipway, Ship Repairs & Maintenance
A new dry dock facility operated by Curtain Brothers is located at Motukea near Port Moresby. Currently it can handle ships of 120m LOA and 4,500 DWT. And by 2014 this dry dock should cater for panamax size ships of 230m LOA and 60, 000 DWT. However smaller vessels of maximum 40m LOA and 3,000 DWT can be slipped at Lutheran Shipping Slipway inside Madang Harbour.
Anchor Position within harbour (Kranget Island anchorage):
Madang Port handles both 40 and 20 footer containers (dry & reefer) through licensed stevedores. Currently there are 27 x reefer power points available.
No high sea swells inside the harbour all year around. Madang Port has a 300 KVA standby generator for emergency use. Vessels with their bridge or gear height of 24 m or more parallel with airport runway located further west should not anchor at Kranget Island anchorage because this anchorage site is in the ‘roadway’ of aircrafts landing and taking off therefore should prepare to stay adrift outside harbour until further advice by Madang Port Control or Madang Pilot.