Mawlamyine PortHarbour Mawlamyine
2.1.2 Myanmar Port of Mawlamyine, Mon State - Logistics capacity evaluation
The port of Mawlamyine lies on the Thanlwin River about 28 sea leagues offshore from Kyaikkhame point on the Gulf of Martaban. There is no available transshipment space for containers. We have general transshipment capacities for paddies, rices and general goods. We do not have any major enterprises in charge of stowage, shipping or transhipment.
Dawei Port Authority, Customs and the Township Labour Exchange Office for day labour are the most important of them. There' s a dedicated propellant bar administered by Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE). Mawlamyine harbour is open to ships of 70m LOA, GRT 2000, 4. 5m draught.
Half of the anchoring is available for ships of 100m LOA, GRT 7000 and 6. Harbour capacity in 2013: Imports: number of ships 203, petrol 19,904+5,344 MT, general freight 1,588 MT. Exports: number of ships 201, stone 122,818 MT, concrete 77,901 MT, sand 5,940 MT, petrol 437 MT, general Cargo 1,202 MT.
No modern port transhipment devices exist. The goods are handled by employees of the Township Labour Exchange Offic. There are no possibilities for transshipment of containers. There is a custom house and custom house officials available who work during regular business times. The period of payment of duty is dependent on the kind of load, it usually amounts to approx. 1 days.
There is no possibility to handle loose material and profits. In the past, two storage facilities owned by the port authorities were privatized, but only one can be used. It can be used for general goods. Goods are handled by employees of the Township Labour Exchange Office, which is monitored by the Labour Minister.
It has a working capital of 80-100 workers. It has the same dayly working rate as in Yangon between 4000-6000 MMK/day, but it varies depending on the load, for travel it is charged by load, 150 mmc per 50kg sach. It has no rail link to the port area and the train terminal is 2-3 km from the port (over a hill).
There' s no port perimeter, no guard at nights.