PNG Ports expects more staff productivity

PNG Ports recently concluded a nationwide awareness covering its established ports on its Human Capital procedures and policies as part of its drive towards ensuring its staff are fully aware of these policies.

The awareness was carried out for more than 600 staff employed at 11 of the 15 sea ports owned and operated by PNG Ports.

The purpose of the awareness was to update staff on PNG Port’s revised policies and procedures, attend to questions and use staff feedback to review current policies.

“The awareness was a two-way thing, we (Human Capital Department) presented the company policies to our staff and they told us how they felt about these policies,” said Team Leader-Employee Relations, Steven Madagi.

With staff more aware of company policies and procedures, and knowing what the company’s expectations are, staff are now expected by the management to be more proactive in their work.

Having conducted the awareness the Human Capital Department will continue to ensure that those staff that do not adhere to company policies and procedures will be dealt with accordingly.

Acting Managing Director, Stanley Alphonse, said as a pure government business entity, PNG Ports aims to maximise staff work output so that business goals are achieved and income is generated to complement the country’s growing economy.

“We are a growing and changing State Owned Entity (SOE), we have to continue the good work to show that we are on par with company visions and achieve high and quality work outputs,” Mr Alphonse said.

“Let us work together to see more developmental changes at the ports going forward,” he said.

The Human Capital Department also emphasised that PNG Ports staff were very fortunate to benefit from staff conditions inclusive of a full life and medical cover, competitive salaries, and enviable benefits and entitlements that few companies provided. 

As a result, the Department has urged staff to buckle down on their performance and prove that recruiting them for their respective roles was the right choice.

PNG Ports is the premier port services provider in the region and one of the profit-making SOE’s.

It has ongoing multimillion kina developments being carried out at all its ports with major ones being carried out in Lae and Port Moresby.

PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) is a fully corporatised entity owned by the State and is a successor Company to the PNG Harbours Board. The Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) is the sole shareholder that holds shares in the Company on behalf of the State of Papua New Guinea.
The overall management and operations of PNGPCL are dictated by the relevant port and shipping regulations as well as policy directives of the National Executive Council (NEC) through the Ministry of Public Enterprises & State Investments.
PNGPCL operates/manages 15 of the 23 declared ports in Papua New Guinea; one (1) is under agency management & seven (7) are non-operational. The 15 operational ports are: Aitape, Alotau, Buka, Daru, Kavieng, Kieta, Kimbe, Lae, Lorengau, Madang, Oro Bay, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Vanimo and Wewak. The only one (1) under agency management is Samarai Port.
These ports handle in excess of 5.8 million tonnes of cargo annually – 100 per cent of Papua New Guinea’s entire seaborne trade and the main gateway to more than 300 scattered islands.
PNGPCL provides Pilotage services in PNG and has pilot launches at its main ports. Since its launching on the 13th of November 2006, the transition of the PNG Ports Corporation Limited as is known today has evolved from Papua and New Guinea Harbours Board (1963-1969), Papua New Guinea Harbours Board (1970-2002) and PNG Harbours Board Limited (2002-2006) and then PNG Ports Corporation Ltd.
The Corporation provides the following services including Berthage, Wharfage, Storage, Pilotage, Harbour Management Services and Miscellaneous port related services.
The regulatory body that governs port related tariff with the port services industry is the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC).
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