Oro Bay Port

 
Oro Bay Port (above) also known as Dyke Ackland Bay, is where the wharf lies. Historically, it was the site of a U.S. advanced base during World War II. It was known to have been a staging area for Allied ships, a liberty ship wharf at the southern end of the bay, installations along the shore, and anti-aircraft gun batteries in the surrounding hills.
 
General Port Information
Location
Latitude: 08° 50.0'S
Longitude: 148° 30.00'E
Chart No. AUS 520/385
Regional Port: Port Moresby
Time Zone: Local time is 10 hours ahead of GMT.
Radio Communication "Call "Oro Bay Port Control" on VHF
16/12.
Customs: Port of entry
Pilotage: Pilotage is not compulsory. Pilot is
available at 48 hours notice from Port
Moresby or Lae
Tugs: None available
Bunkers: Fuel: Available by road tankers.
Supplier: Islands Petroleum. Water
available on request by the Port Authority at berth (if there is water).
 
Wharf Facilities

Crane
There are no wharf mounted however, mobile are available capable of lifting up to 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.

Storage Area
Under cover storage 740sq.m.
Open storage 4,650sq.m..

Bunker Provider
Available by road tankers. Supplier: Islands Petroleum Ltd.

Water Provider
Water available on request by the Port Authority at berth (if there is water).

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

Waste Dispoasal
No waste disposal facility is available. Arrangements for disposal can be done with Shipping Agent and National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA)..

Stevedore Provider
Oro Port Services
P.O Box 593
Popondetta
Telephone: 629 7289/7330

BULK HANDLING, RO-RO, TANKER, LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), PASSENGER HANDLING and HEAVY
LIFT
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.

 
 
Contact Information
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O. BOX 160
Popondetta
Oro Province
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 276 3616
Facsimile:+675 276 3617
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Official Office
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +675 276 3616 / 762 50825
Pilot (Marine) +675 629 7790/7798
Customs (Collector) +675 629 7092
Health Officer +675 629 7869
Quarantine Officer +675 629 7675
Fire +675 629 7144/7172
Police +675 629 7333
Ambulance +675 629 7066
Emergency 000
 
Technical Information Wharves
Berth Length Width Water Depth
(below LAT)
Deck Height
(Above LAT)
Berth 1
(Main Wharf)
70m 12.2m 11.4m 2.82m
Berth 2
(Small ships)
23m 12.1m 10.5m 2.5m
Barge Ramp Width 6m Grade 1 in 12
 
Permissible Loadings
 
Berth Distributed
Tons per sqm
Road Vehicle
Truck Semi-trailer Forklift
Berth 1-3 2.93 T17 ST28 F7
 
Pilotage
 
Pilotage Authority
PNG Ports Corporation Limited. Pilotage is not compulsory. Pilot is available at 48 hours notice from Port Moresby or Lae.

Boarding Station
No declared pilot station. Propose pilot to board at port boundary, on the leads.

Or or Bad Weather
No declared pilot station. Propose pilot to board at port boundary, on the leads.

Communication Arrangements
Call "Oro Bay 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.

Oro Bay Port Layout