PNG Ports Corporation Limited

PNG Ports clears air on illegal imports

Managing Director Stanley Alphonse said this to clear the air on illegal imports entering the country.

The arrest of several men of Asian origin charged with importing fake beer products, resulted in widespread condemnation that other fake and illegal products entered through the country’s various key sea ports.

The PNG Ports MD said they provide internationally recognised and accepted security at its main port of entries for international cargo and does not include customs and quarantine duties.

GDP recruit thanks PNG Ports for program

Leon Soka, a participant who was recruited for the 2016-2017 program, said: “It is our conviction (belief) that the PNG Ports GDP will serve as an important succession planning tool for the organisation going forward.

“And not only is PNG Ports contributing toward its staff capacity building through its GDP, the investment in the GDP is also serving the common national development goals of human resource development.”

​PNG Ports donates funds from charity contest

Port Moresby-based Life PNG Care Inc and the Simbu Children’s Foundation shared a total of K2,693 raised from a charity contest.

The fund raiser saw members of the PNG Ports Management Team pledge money for Lae Port’s Business Manager, Felix Bauri, to trim his hair and beard.

The event, which was initiated in June this year by the PNG Ports Executive Management Team, is a workplace campaign seen as a fun way of uniting employees around a common goal to work together to inspire charitable community investment.

​PNG Ports boss reappointed to board

Alphonse will be working with reappointed NMSA chairman, Peter Humphreys, who represents the PNG Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other Board members to provide guidance and leadership to NMSA at a time when the shipping industry in general is growing.

In welcoming the appointment, which was gazetted on July 20, board chairman of PNG Ports, Nathaniel Poya, thanked the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the National Executive Council (NEC) for reappointing Alphonse to the NMSA board.

PMGH to get new ultrasound machine

Dr Leslie Kawa, a consulting physician and cardiologist at the Port Moresby General Hospital, says even with one ultrasound scanner available, many lives can be saved.

His comments follow a cheque presentation by PNG Ports Corporation to Port Moresby General Hospital for the purchase of an ultrasound scanning machine, worth over K145,000.

Kawa said the particular machine that will be purchased is a mobile unit which can be transported easily and used to determine the severity of illness and a prognosis given quickly.

Boat fees for boat travellers increases

Tariff fees for adults and children have received minimal increases which will come into effect as of January 01st 2017.

For the Ports of Moresby, Lae, Kimbe, Vanimo, and Samarai, the fees for Adults will cost K9.09, which will be an increase of 48t from K8.61 in 2016.

Children fees for 2017 will be K4.54, which will be up from K4.30 this year. This is an increase of 24t.

The fees vary for the Ports of Madang, Rabaul Alotau, Oro Bay, Kavieng, Daru, Buka, Kieta, Aitape, Lorengau and Wewak.