Kieta Port (above) is located on the eastern coast of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, near the township of Arawa. It has few inhabitants now, and is known mainly for its transport connections (wharf and airfield).
General Port Information
Latitude: 06o13.27'S
Longitude: 155o38.25'E
Chart No. AUS 683
Regional Port: Rabaul
Time Zone: Local time is 10 hours ahead of GMT.
Radio Communication Call "Kieta Port Control" on VHF
Customs: Port of entry
Pilotage: Pilotage is not compulsory. Pilots are
available at 48 hours notice from Rabaul. Currently closed.
Tugs: None available
Bunkers: Fuel: Not available.
Water: Not available
Wharf Facilities

There are no wharf mounted cranes, however, mobile cranes are available in most ports capable of lifting up to twenty (20) 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.

Bulk Handling
There are no bulk cargo facilities in Papua New Guinea, except for Anewa Bay (Copper Concetrate) and the Jant Wharf at Madang (Woodchip).

Storage Area
Under cover storage 2780sq.m.
Open storage 14,200sq.m.

Bunk Provider
Diesel available by road tanker. Suppliers: Shell and Mobile.

Water Provider
Freshwater is supplied only when there is a surplus.

Slipways, Ship Repairs & Maintenance
A new dry dock facility is in operation at Motukea (Port Moresby) by Curtain Brother (PNG) Ltd.

Waste Disposal
No waste disposal facility is available. Arrangement for disposal can also be done with the Shipping Agents and
Department of Health (Quarantine Section)

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 Manag
Contact Information
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O BOX 127
Kieta Port
Autonomous Region of Bougainville 
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 276 9238 
Facsimile:+675 276 9237
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Official Office
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +675 276 9003 / 76814358 / 71910395
Pilot (Marine) -
Customs (Collector) -
Health Officer -
Quarantine Officer -
Fire -
Police -
Ambulance -
Emergency 000
Technical Information Wharves
Berth Length Width Water Depth
(below LAT)
Deck Height
(Above LAT)
Berth 1
124.5m 10.9m 7.5m 3.0m
Berth 2
(Coastal wharf)
68.4m 11.0m 4.8m 3.0m
Berth 3 (Feeder) 69m 10.0m 4.8m 2.3m
Barge Ramp Width 12m Grade 1 in 8
Permissible Loadings
Berth Distributed
Tons per sqm
Road Vehicle
Truck Semi-trailer Forklift
Berth 1 (new) 3.30 T17 ST28 F20
Old 2.44 T9
Berth 2 &3 1.46 T9
Pilotage Authority
PNG Ports Corporation Limited. Pilotage is compulsory.
Pilots are available at 48 hours notice from Rabaul. Currently closed.

Boarding Station
Not applicable

Or or Bad Weather
Not applicable

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

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.

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Milestones in Progress

Lae Port Extension

Lae Tidal Basin Project
 Lae Industrial Park
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