Port Coordination Services

Port Operations Support Services for Cruise Vessels

Myanmar Voyages is a leading ground operator for Passenger Cruises Ship Calling in Myanmar not only (Yangon inner port and outer ports) but docking at Mergui Archipelago as new port destinations for Mega Cruises.

World Leading Expedition Cruises and Semi Mega Ships to Kawthaung, Myeik, Dawei, Mawlamyine, Ngwe Saung Beach, Ngapali Beach, Sittwe and name in few as Port Coordination Service and Expedition Tours  operated by Myanmar Voyages  since 2005.

In fact, Myanmar Voyages is a pioneer cruise market introducer in Myanmar since 1996, served as the owner’s Representative/ Protective Agent / Port Coordinator in cooperation with Government Shipping Agency Department (SAD) under Myanmar Port Authority (MPA), the sole State Agent in Myanmar. Our professional team coordinates port services and smooth payments process in all ports through close accountability with SAD and MPA. As a leading pioneer cruise business entrepreneur, Myanmar Voyages successfully operated more than 120 calls to Myanmar since 1996 and is still planning to organize Mega Cruises to Mergui Area to be a hub port destination in near future.

Yangon Port

The Port of Yangon is situated at Lat. 16-degree 47 minutes north and Long. 96-degree 15 minutes east on the Yangon River and about 32 km inland from the Elephant point on the Gulf of Martaban. Yangon Port conveniently lies along the sea route of the Indian Ocean and compared to other neighboring countries.

Since the 15 century, Yangon port has been a gateway port of Myanmar but it is a riverine port. And therefore, all vessels incoming and outgoing must schedule to sail under Myanmar Port Authority approval due to tidal restriction and unavoidable sand bars, as an outer bar known as elephant point near the mouth of the river, another inner bar known as monkey point approach to  Yangon city harbor.

For all vessels calling to the Yangon port, pilotage is compulsory if they are over 200 GRT. Navigation from the Pilot Station, which is further 32 km seaward from Elephant Point, to the Yangon harbor is generally on flood tides and has to be timed to cross both Inner Bar and Outer Bar near high tide to ensure sufficient depths.

Myanmar Port Authority (MPA), has been implementing Port Security measures in its ports since July 1, 2004, to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) adopted by IMO in 2002.

Ports of  Myanmar are multi-purpose container/ GC terminals, but there is no purely  Passenger Cruise Terminal yet.

There is a two-port location in Yangon  as follows :

(1) Inner Port /Harbor or City Harbor

The Inner Harbor is at TMT Port (Former Bo Aung Kyaw Waft) can allow up to 167 meters (LOA) maximum, Nanthida Jetty, and Port Health Jetty allowing up to 150 meters. Both locations are practically in the downtown area.

(2) Outer Harbor

All ports of Outer Harbor are a multi-purpose container terminal located at Thilawa and Special Economic Zone(Thilawa SEZ) near the mouth of the Yangon River.

Other Ports

Nowadays, in the cruise industry, more and more mega-ships are operating worldwide and Myanmar is getting popular destinations in the World Cruise Map.

Since Yangon port is a riverine port, there are tide restrictions and restricted port limitations under Myanmar Port Authority (MPA). So, there is a two-port zone in Yangon as an Outer Port for Semi Mega Cruise under LOA 280 meters cruise and Inner Port (City Harbor) for a small cruise under 167 m LOA vessel as per existing rule.

Myanmar Voyages had successfully operated the largest cruise (MV Superstar Virgo) in 2003 after attempting to change old regulation of MPA and made a Myanmar Port history by MV Astor maiden voyage in 1999.

Besides, Mergui Archipelago (over 800 including virgin islands) is an eye for adventure, expedition cruises and mega cruises as a new port destination in South East Asia. Myanmar Voyages had organized expedition cruises and introduced the residential cruise ship to Mergui archipelago and Ngapali Beach as a potential cruise destination. Moreover, some expedition cruises are looking for virgin ports in order to explore the real-life of local communities.

Myanmar Voyages successfully operated to Sittwe, Pathein, Ngwe Saung Beach Port and these ports will become potential ports for natural lovers for sure.

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