Ms Hane Kila is the first female port manager appointed by PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) to manage all the declared ports in Papua New Guinea.
Her appointment as the port manager of all declared ports and harbors is pursuant to section 15K(2) of the Harbors Act Chapter 240 as delegated under the instrument of delegation dated 12 April 2010 by the Secretary for Department of Transport to PNGPCL.
PNGPCL appointed Ms Kila on the 4th of November this year following her confirmation as the Chief Maritime Compliance Officer in October this year.
Ms Kila is not new to PNGPCL having been engaged by the Company as the Manager Legal & Compliance.
“In respect of Ms Kila’s wealth of experience in the legal background as a professional lawyer and having recently graduated with a Master’s program in Maritime, I am confident that Ms Kila will add value to the Maritime & Compliance Division and PNGPCL,” Chief Executive Officer of PNGPCL, Mr. Stanley Alphonse said.
In carrying out the responsibilities and duties of port manager, the Chief Maritime Compliance Officer is required to exercise her authority and duties on an open, transparent and fair manner with all port users including ship owners and agents, port facility operators and other port users.
She is also required to consult with the National Maritime Safety Authority and other facility operators beyond requirements of the Ports (Management & Safety) Regulations 2010, where there are issues of a regulatory nature that can have an adverse impact on any of the port facility operators and port users in general.