|Kimbe Port (above) is part of the West New Britain's port town on the great Kimbe Bay which boasts more than 60 percent of the coral species of the entire Indo-Pacific.|
The bustling town of Kimbe is the third largest port in
Papua New Guinea and is the fastest growing city in South Pacific.
|General Port Information|
|Chart No.||AUS 840/674 Port Limit|
|Regional Port:||Port Moresby|
|Time Zone:||Local time is 10 hours ahead of GMT.|
|Radio Communication||Call "Kimbe Port Control" on V.H.F 16/12.|
|Customs:||Port of entry|
|Pilotage:||Pilotage is 24 hours (1 resident pilots) Pilot available on request from Port Moresby.|
|Tugs:||Available 24 hours|
|Bunkers:||Fuel: Available by road tanks. Supplier: InterOil and Islands Petroleum Water: Available on site (town supply)|
There are no wharf mounted, however,cranes are available capable of lifting up to fourteen (14) tonne containers and ARBT-Lifts/40' Spreader capable of lifting up to forty (40) 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.
Under cover storage 740sq.m. Open storage 6,000sq.m.
Diesel available by road tanker. Suppliers: Interoil and Islands Petroleum.
Water is supplied on request by the Port Authority.
Slipways, Ship Repairs & Maintenance
A new dry dock facility is in operation at Motukea (Port Moresby) by Curtain Brother (PNG) Ltd.
No waste disposal facility is available. Arrangement for disposal can also be done with the Shipping Agents and National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA).
New Britain Shipping Ltd
P.O Box 753, Kimbe, West New Britain
Telephone: (675) 983 5925
BULK HANDLING, RO-RO, TANKER, LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), PASSENGER HANDLING and HEAVY
The above-mentioned facilities are not available. For further clarification, advice on the mentioned facilities must be obtained from the Executive Manager (Operations) or the respective Port Manager prior to any shipment.
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O BOX 65
West New Britain Province
Papua New Guinea
Telephone:+675 983 5355
Facsimile:+675 983 5609
|Business Manager||+675 983 552 / 76814361 / 71910347|
|Pilot (Marine)||+675 983 5626|
|Customs (Collector)||+675 983 5503|
|Health Officer||+675 983 0000|
|Quarantine Officer||+675 983 5172|
|Fire||+675 983 5411/983 5412|
|Police||+675 983 5422|
|Ambulance||+675 983 5129|
|Technical Information - Wharves|
|Berth 3 |
|Barge Ramp||Width 12m Grade 1 in 8|
|Coastal Wharf (New)||106m|| 20m|| 6.1m|| 2.7m|
Tons per sqm
|Berth 2|| ||T17|
|Coastal Wharf (New)|| ||T20|
PNG Ports Corporation Limited. Pilotage is compulsory for Kimbe port. Pilot is available and based in Kimbe.
Lat: 09° 06'.8S. Long: 143° 19'.4E, Bristow Island Light Bearing 290° Tx 2.70 M, AUS Chart: 840
Or Bad Weather
Lat: 05°30.5 S, Long: : 150°13.5 E, Grabo Reef Light Bearing 342° (T) x 1.90M
Call "Kimbe Port Control" on VHF 16/12.
Tug, Towage, Barges and Mooring Gangs
Privately owned and operated under license issued by the PNG Ports Corporation Limited. Arrangements can be made with Private Operators through the respective Shipping Agents.
Kimbe Port Layout