PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNG Ports) has made access to vital shipping information more accessible through the recent introduction of a mobile phone application.
Instead of contacting either PNG Ports or the shipping agents for vessel movements in Papua New Guinea and other relevant information, clients can easily download the Shipping Schedule mobile application on android phones and start accessing information from the palm of their hands.
Small to Medium Enterprises involved in importing and exporting goods in and out of PNG are expected to benefit greatly from this, from wherever they are located in the country.
PNG Ports Managing Director, Stanley Alphonse, said the mobile application was user friendly and information such as the expected time of arrival for ships, berthing information and vessel names could be accessed using the application.
The application gets information feed from the PNG Ports website and can also be downloaded via the website.
“PNG Ports has, over the years, strived to ensure customer satisfaction and deliver services in a timely and efficient manner and we hope that the introduction of the mobile application enhances this,” Mr Alphonse said.
PNG Ports is one of the oldest state owned entities in PNG, is the sole authority over all declared ports in the country, and manages 15 of the 23 declared ports in PNG.
PNG Ports serves as the country’s gateway to the world as the primary national port facilities provider.