PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) has built a new K200,000 office for its Lorengau port.

This new office is part of PNGPCL’s ongoing port rehabilitation program and is also in line with the company’s 20 years (2012-2032) corporate strategic plan.

The Lorengau port rehabilitation program also included the installation of wharf fenders, a standby generator set and new fencing and access gate.

“PNGPCL continues to provide services through the Lorengau port as part of its community service obligation (CSO) initiative to the people of Manus Province,” PNG Ports acting managing director, Stanley Alphonse, said.

Mr. Alphonse said Lorengau port is one of 12 other ports apart from Lae, Port Moresby and Kimbe which are under the company’s CSO program and which are regarded as non-profit earning ports.

However, PNGPCL is committed to continue to facilitate trade at the smaller ports such as Lorengau port.

Chief Infrastructure Officer, Mr. Waqa Bauleka said  current facilities were run down and it was urgent that upgrade works were done soon so operations are not affected.

“The current location of the port office and shed also restricted movement of machinery and heavy vehicles moving cargoes in and out of the port therefore the new office building at the new location will free up storage space and improve efficiency for port operations,” Mr. Bauleka said.

Lorengau port is located on the eastern part of the main Lorengau town in the safe Seadler harbour, in the Admiralty Islands.