PNG Ports praised by company heads

Two heads of large organisations have praised PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNG Ports) for keeping up with the world’s best practices and its stability in management.

Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council, Materua Tamarua, and PNG Human Resources Institute, Jerry Wemin, said PNG Ports, a State Owned Enterprise (SOE), was setting an example other SOE’s should follow.

Mr Tamarua said the good management of PNG Ports reflected the execution of its role in facilitating trade between PNG, Australia and the rest of the world.

“PNG Ports is an SOE led by all young Papua New Guineans.  I, as a young Papua New Guinean myself, admire the stamina and courage taken to manage PNG Ports efficiently and to be on par with world standards,” Mr Tamarua said.

“I also admire the stability in management of the company which has seen PNG Ports achieve so much in recent years.”

“PNG has more trade and ties with Australia than any other country so with the kind of management in place at PNG Ports, our relationship (between PNG and Australia) is sure to continue,” he said.

Mr Wemin, during a separate occasion, said PNG Ports was undoubtedly the most successful SOE in the country.

“PNG Ports is no doubt the best performing SOE, is also successful and I admire the consistency of the company’s achievements,” Mr Wemin said.

He urged PNG Ports to maintain its success rate and continue with carrying out its major developments at the 15 ports it owns and operates in the country.