The Essential Port Services Industry in PNG is declared under Section 25A of the PNG Harbours Act to be a regulated industry for the purposes of the ICCC Act.
The Minister for Treasury declared under Section 32 of the ICCC Act that:
• The supply of essential port services and stevedoring access to be regulated services, and
• PNG Ports Corporation to Limited (Then known as PNG Harbours Limited) to be a regulated entity.
As a result of these declarations under the ICCC Act and Harbours Act, the Commission is responsible for regulating the tariffs and service standards of PNG Ports Corporation (“PNG Ports” or “PNGPCL”) in the supply of essential ports services and stevedoring access at its declared ports around PNG
The current PNG Ports Regulatory Contract (“Contract”) was established in 2009 after a review of the PNG Harbours Regulatory Contract and the port industry was conducted by the Commission.
The supply of Essential Port Services, the subject of the Contract, includes;
• Wharfage services,
• Berthing services and
• Berth reservation services.
The Contract will expire in 2014 hence the Commission is required under the existing Contract to review the existing regulatory arrangements in 2014 with a view to having in place a new Contract for PNG Ports for the next regulatory Contract commencing from 1st January 2015.
PNG Ports Regulatory Contract Review 2014-2019
PNG Ports Draft Regulatory Contract 2014-2019
Draft Report PNG Ports Regulatory Contract Review 30 June 2014
Notice of intention to review non-regulated tariffs
PNG Ports Ltd Cover letter
PNG Ports Submission
Statement of Reasons
Cover Letter PNG Ports
- PNG Ports Proposed Submissions
PNG Ports Proposed Draft Regulatory Contract Submission
PNG Ports Draft Regulatory Contract_Marked Up
PNG Ports Draft Regulatory Contract _ Clean
Submission to Draft proposed Final Regulatory Contract (Nov 21, 2014)
Swire Shipping submission