Alotau Port

Alotau Port (above) is located at the eastern tip of mainland - Papua New Guinea. The township of Alotau became the provincial capital in 1969 after it was shifted from Samarai and remains the gateway to some of the most remote island communities in the world.
General Port Information
Anchorage (Giligili)Alotau
Latitude:10°20'S Long:150° 22°E
Inner anchorage upon port authority's
instruction only LAT: 10° 18.75'S
LONG: 150°26.8'E
Chart No.AUS 624
Regional Port:Port Moresby
Radio CommunicationCall "Alotau Port Control" on VHF
Customs:Port of entry
Pilotage:Pilotage is compulsory. Pilot available at 48 hours notice from Alotau.
Tugs:None available. However, arrangements can be done via the Pacific Towing office based in Port Moresby.
Bunkers:Fuel is available by road tankers
only while small vessels can load bulk via pipeline. Supplier: Inter Oil Products Ltd and Islands Petroleum Ltd.
Wharf Facilities
Cargo handling Facilities
The available shore shore handling equipment and machinery are forklifts and semi-trailers capable of handling up to 40 footer containers. There are no shore

Storage Area
Under cover storage 2430sq.m. Open storage 7,640sq.m.

Bunker provider
Fuel available by road tankers only. Supplier: Inter Oil Products Ltd and Islands Petroleum ltd. None, however there is a new dry dock facility which is in operation at Motukea (Port Moresby) by Curtain Brothers (PNG) Ltd.

Water Provider
Fresh water (treated) is available through pipes and can be restricted during certain periods Flooding or a dry spell). Prior arrangements can be done through the port authority or shipping agents.

Repair Facilities
1. Nako Marine Centre which has a slipway for small boats of less than 20m LOA and is located at the Sanderson Bay
2. Nawae Construction Ltd for building crane hire and slipway services can be contact for vessels greater than 20m LOA.

Waste Disposal
No waste disposal facility is available. Arrangement for disposal can be done with the Port Manager and National
Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA) and removed by the Alotau Town Authority.

Stevedore providers
Alotau Stevedoring & Transport Ltd
P.O Box 28
Telephone: 641 1318/ 641 1090


Palm Stevedoring & Transport Ltd
P.O Box 354
Alotau Milne Bay Province
Telephone: 641 1318/ 641 1090


The above mentioned facilities are not available. For further clarifi cation. Advice on the following facilities must be obtained from the Executive Manager (Operations) or the respective Port Manager prior to conducting any shipments.

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.

Contact Information
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O BOX 42
Miline Bay Province
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 641 1266
Facsimile:+675 641 1276
Business Manager+675 641 1266/64/766 50540
Pilot (Harbour)+675 641 0077/1266
Customs (Collector)+675 641 0312
Health Officer+675 641 1731
Quarantine Officer+675 641 1365
Fire+675 641 1055/641 1014
Police+675 641 1222/641 1253
Ambulance+675 641 1200
Technical Information Wharves
BerthLengthWidthWater Depth
(below LAT)
Deck Height
(Above LAT)
Berth 1
Berth 2
Barge RampWidth 8m Grade 1 in 12
Permissible Loadings
Tons per sqm
Road Vehicle
Berth 12.93T17ST28F12
Berth 21.46T9
Pilotage Authority
PNG Corporation Limited. Pilotage is compulsory. Pilot available and based in Alotau.
Boarding Station
Lat: 10° 19.6'S Long: 150° 27'E. Sanderson Bay Light Ho Bearing 0245 ½ Tx 0.61M

Or Bad Weather
Lat: 10° 19.6'S Long: 150° 27'E. Sanderson Bay Light Ho Bearing 0245 ½ Tx 0.61M.

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

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.

Alotau Port Layout