The Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) Supply Department aims to 'keep the mine operating' by making sure that the right part is available at the right time while trying to optimize our inventory holding and logistics costs.
PJV currently stocks approximatley 40,000 line items of inventory for a value in excess of 100 million dollar (US). The goods are purchased from around the world and locally moved to site in a complex logistics chain. PJV currently operates a third party consolidation depot in Brisbane for sea freight and Cairns for airfreight out of Australia. Porgera has also contracted a third party to operate the PNG customs process and consolidation depot in Lae which is the primary point of entry for all sea freight.
While PJV ships from around the world the majority of imported product is from Australia and Asia for an average 2,500 TEU's imported each year. PJV also exports an average of 1,400 TEU's of product annually into the Asia region. Airfreight movements average about 10 tonne per month.
Everything is trucked up the Highlands Highway. The road from Lae to Porgera is 690km and trucks take an average of three days to get to the mine site with essesntial supplies. Porgera engages 11 trucking companies that are Engan owned.
The Business Services unit oversees fleet management of contract buses, fixed wing and rotatry wing aircrafts that cater for employee transportation requirements on a daily basis. The team also manages the catering and camp accomodation on site as well as the company's married housing facilities for employess that have relocated to the valley.
PJV operates a strict tendering process to ensure full transparency and compliance providing everyone an equal opportunity.
Anyone interested in supplying to the Porgera operation should send a company profile to PContracts@porgerajv.com
for consideration on fututre contracts that beome available.