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  • DoT Port visit at Puma Energy

    MTAP Port Visit

    Officers in the Maritime Technical Assistance Program observing ISPS security application at Puma Energy's port facility.

  • The Project for Capacity Development of DoT in port policy and administration

    Capacity Development Program

    DoT Maritime officers with JICA experts on a port facility survey as part of the Capacity Development Program on Port Policy and Administration

  • Moresby Express an ISPS compliant ship

    ISPS Compliant Ships

    Maritime Security Division enforces the ISPS code in PNG via the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulation 2005

  • TSPU officer at Jackson's airport, Port Moresby

    Transport Security Policy Unit

    TSPU officer from DoT at Jackson's airport

The Papua New Guinea Women in Maritime Association (PNGWIMA) is a major, national interactive forum for Papua New Guinea women empoyed in the maritime sector to discuss and debate issues of concern to the nation's maritime industry as well as to promote solutions and opportunites to overcome challenges faced by womemn working in the wider maritime sector.

PNGWIMA was established in April, 2007 in conjunction with Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PACWIMA) during its first meeting. There were representations from Department of Transport, National Maritime Safety Authority, PNG Maritime College, Community Water Transport Project and PNG Ports Corporation LImited. PNGWIMA has been incorporated under Section 7 of the Associations Incorporation Act with PNG Investment Promotion Authority (PNG IPA) and is recognized as a legal entity that will voice for women employed in the maritime sector.

The purpose of the association is to promote awareness and opportunities for women involved in the maritime sector in PNG.

The goal of PNGWIMA will be to act as a united voice to promote awareness and assist in the following important areas:

  • Gender Equity and Social Responsibility
  • Education, Training and Career Opportunities
  • Safe Shipping/ Boating Practices
  • Protection of Marine Environment

The main objectives of PNGWIMA in consultation with other relevant organizations and assocations such as PACWIMA will be to:

  • Actively participate in negotiation, policy formulation, implementation and enforcement
  • Raise awareness of the social respoinsibilites of women and familites in the seafaring communities
  • Collaborate with National and regional training institutions and other maritime sector organizations to identify work place opportunities and sea time for women
  • Educate seafaring coastal communities primarily targeting wwomen and children
  • Encourage participation of local communities in promoting cleaner oceans
  • Establish a good relationship wwith all stakeholders who are involved in maritime sector
  • Channel information utilizing appropriate forms of media and public awareness programs
  • Undertake all other activites that the assocation deem necessary and in compliance to the charter.

Papua New Guinea Women In Maritime Association (PNGWIMA)
C/o Po Box 635
Port Moresby
National Capital District
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Secretary's Foreword

In July 2013, the current Government approved the National Transport Strategy (NTS) which comprises the 2014-2030 Policy and related Investment Plan (2014-2018) as our road map for the Transport Sector in PNG. The NTS specifies the sub sector modal policies, plans and priority projects that have been identified by the sector agencies for delivery.

Department of Transport will continue to be the lead agency in the Coordination& Monitoring of the NTS and in developing transport sector policies, identifying and setting strategies, Planning & Budgeting and Monitoring & Coordination of those Policies and Plans for the three modes of transportation: air, land and sea in PNG.

The 2014 elevation of the former Ministry of Transport, under the Prime Minister's Ministerial Determinations, to the new Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure in the coordination of key transport infrastructures approved by the Government has challenged the Department's preparedness to take on the added responsibility.

However, this does not change our aspirations to focus on the Department of Transport's vision by striving to improve on our consultation and collaboration with our many stakeholders and partnering with the industry and communities to facilitate the delivery of a well-integrated, safe and sustainable transport system in PNG.

Our Secretary

Department of Transport & Infrastructure Secretary

Roy Mumu, OBE