Project overview
 
The port terminal was the first private wharf in Myanmar, becoming operational in 1997.
 
It is now managed and operated by Asia World Port Management, a subsidiary of Asia World Company (AWC). 
 
 
 
Location 
 
The Asia World Port Terminal (AWPT) is located upstream of the Yangon River, situated at about 32 kilometres inland from Elephant Point on the Gulf of Martaban.
 
It is within easy reach of Bayint Naung Commercial Centre, Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Development Region, She Pyithar Industrial Estate, Mingaladon Industrial Park, Pyinmabin Industrial Complex and South Dagon Industrial Zone.
 
 
 
Equipment
 
AWPT carries a wide range of port equipment such as three mobile harbour cranes, handlers, stackers, tractors, weigh bridge and cold storage areas to cater for cargo handling modes including breakbulk, container, dry and liquid bulk operations.
 
It does not have any dock-side cranes or container gantry cranes.
 
In April 2018, 14 new equipments including 9 RTG cranes, 2 Reach Stackers (RS), 2 empty container handlers have been added to the port operation.
 
 
 
Additional equipment planned for procurement
 
2 Quay-side Gantry
5 Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes
 
 
 
Storage area
 
Total land area 12,317 Ha / 30.436 Acres
Groupage shed 2,676 sq.m. / 28,800 sq.ft

 

 

Container storage capacity

Laden containers 7045 TEU
Reefer containers 288 TEU
Empty containers 300 TEU
 
AWPT handled a total containers and general cargo volume of 436,936 TEU (in 2014). This was about 60 percent of the total cargo volume of ports in Yangon.
 
 
 
Sea access channel
 
The sea access channel is 32km between the port and its river mouth near the Elephant Point on the Gulf of Martaban. The draft of vessels entering the river is controlled by the depth available at the Outer Bar and entry into the Inner Harbour is restricted by the Inner Bar off Monkey Point. 
 
 
 
Berthing
 
No. 1 Wharf: Length 198 metres, Apron width 30.5 metres
No. 2 Wharf: Length 156 metres, Apron width 19.5 metres
No. 3 Wharf: Length 260 metres, Apron width 55.5 metres
No. 4 Wharf: Length 238 metres, Apron width 55.5 metres (under expansion project)
 
The water depth alongside the wharves is 9.5 metres in accordance with the maximum draft of the Yangon River. Boats with with a draft of exceeding 9.5 meters cannot be accommodated at the Yangon old port area. Most of the berths are designed for General Cargo.
 
* The port has no seasonal constraints.
 
 
 
Port traffic
 
 
 
 
Development
 
April 1996
Construction of first wharf began.
 
December 1997
First wharf became operational. 
 
November 1998
Construction of a second wharf, equipped with container handling facilities began.
 
March 2000
Second wharf was opened for conventional cargo handling operation.
 
May 2001
Second wharf became fully operational for container handling
 
August 2002
Construction of a third wharf took place
 
November 2005
Facilities for third wharf were officially opened for operation.  
 
2006
A fourth wharf was slated for construction.
 
The investment for the development projects was permitted by the Myanmar Investment Commission in line with the stipulations of the Myanmar Citizens Investment Law, 1994.
 
 
 
Services 
 
The AWPT offers a wide variety of facilities to process all cargo handling modes, including breakbulk, container, dry and liquid bulk operations.
 
AWPT also provides other ancillary services:
  • Stevedores
  • Cargo handling equipment
  • Fresh water
  • Security
  • Forwarding and transportation
  • Standby generators for power supply (650 KVA - 2 sets)

 

 

Update:

In 2017-2018 fiscal year, the port handled 405,390 TEU and 5,416,718 tonnes of export and import cargo, which accounts for 38.8% of downtown Yangon's port traffic.

Upstream of the Yangon River
Aung Bo BoAssistant Manager
1997
Asia World Port Management
30.436 Acres

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