Pacific – Shipping operations

This weekly bulletin is compiled to give all stakeholders an overview of the current impact of COVID19 on Pacific shipping activities. It draws on sources from government, commercial and humanitarian sectors. The bulletin is circulated each Tuesday. Overview Protected industrial action and rolling strikes in Australian ports is causing port congestion and shipping delays. This […]

How a New Port is Building Skills and Knowledge in Nauru

Nimitz Adam, 39, from Boe District, is a mechanic at Nauru’s Aiwo Boat Harbor. Since construction began on Nauru’s new port in October 2019, the father of 6 says the people of Nauru are beginning to realize their dream of having an efficient, reliable, and climate-resilient international port. “The new port will be like a […]

President Lionel Aingimea and cabinet Ministers visits construction site.

President Lionel Aingimea and cabinet ministers visited the construction site of the Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project in Aiwo, 8Nov. The Project will improve port operations in Nauru and will build a climate-resilient port including a wharf, a berth pocket, and a breakwater at the port of Aiwo. It will also reconstruct port buildings, the […]

Work begins on Nauru’s first international cargo terminal

Work has begun on the construction of Nauru’s first international cargo terminal at the Aiwo Boat Harbour area. Nauru President, Lionel Aingimea, visits the construction site for the international cargo terminalNauru President, Lionel Aingimea, visits the construction site for the international cargo terminal Photo: Nauru Govt With support of the Asian Development Bank, the work […]

Mission ADB 10-15 February 2019 Yaren, Nauru

From 10-15 February: Joint Inception Mission for Grant 0564/0565/0566-NAU: Nauru Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity Project (SCRCP) Joint Review Mission for TRTA 9009-NAU: Nauru Port Development Project – Reforms for Port Authority of Nauru (Port Reforms) Participants: Government of Nauru representatives Port Authority of Nauru representatives ADB representatives & Consultants Aus DFAT representatives CHEC representatives Cardno […]

ADB, Nauru, Australia Partner to Build Efficient, Climate-Resilient Port

AIWO, NAURU (30 January 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the governments of Australia and Nauru participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today to officially mark the first step toward the construction of the country’s first international port. Nauru President Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa led the groundbreaking ceremony and gave a keynote speech. Australia’s […]

Notification of contract award Re-development of aiwo port

Bid dated 13th September 2018 and submitted 13th September 2018, for execution of the RE-DEVELOPMENT OF AIWO PORT, OPTION B, CONTRACT NO: PAN/18-001 for the Accepted Contract Amount...

Commonwealth Blue Charter

The Commonwealth Blue Charter is an agreement by all 53 Commonwealth countries to actively co-operate to solve ocean-related problems and meet commitments for sustainable ocean development. It was adopted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018.

ADB, Nauru Sign Agreements to Transform Boat Harbor into International Port

AIWO, NAURU (6 September 2018)— The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Nauru today signed grant and project agreements to help transform the Aiwo boat harbor in Nauru into the country’s first fully functioning international port. The signing ceremony marked the start of the construction phase of the port project. ADB’s Pacific Liaison […]