The port in Dili is currently the main and only international port of entry to Timor-Leste. The harbor is surrounded by a natural reef with only one clearly marked access route. The reef provides a natural protection against severe weather which can occur in the rainy season (typically November – February).
Dili port has no facilities to handle bulk cargoes. Currently the port is only able to handle shipments restricted to containerized and conventional cargoes.
Vessel operators serving Dili
Currently there are 4 main carriers with service to Dili namely, ANL Singapore Pte Ltd, Swire Shipping Agencies Pte Ltd, Mariana Express Lines Pte Ltd and MCC Transport Shipping Pte Ltd.
Latest Development News
Berth congestion has been an issue for any loading at Dili for a long time. AD&K Logistics has been assisting our customers to send their shipments to Dili since 2014. The average delay for any proposed scheduled sailing is about 7-12 days at the moment.
More information on the congestion issue in Dili:-
Mid last year, the State of Timor Leste had signed a contract with Bolloré Transport & Logistics to start the implementation of a new port of Dili located in Tibar Bay, 12 km from Dili. Ground breaking ceremony for the contract was done on 14 June this year.