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Autoridade Portuáriu Timor-Leste (APORTIL) is an autonomous Government Institution responsible for managing the Sea Port in Dili. The current President of the Board of Directors is Flávio Cardoso Neves.

Dili Seaport is located in the center of the capital and is currently the only international Port in Timor-Leste. The Port is operational 24hrs per day, 363 days per year for functions such as unloading/loading of vessels on the berth, removal of containers and bulk cargo (rice, cement & timber), and returning empty containers for loading onto berthed vessels. The Port has three gates for entry and exit of vehicles and container transport. There is a 24hr security presence by UPM (PNTL- Unidade Polisia Maritima) and DNSPP (Diresaun Nasional Seguransa Patrimoniu Publiku), who are responsible for gate access management and general security within the Port area.

The administration building for APORTIL is located adjacent to the main gate. Their primary responsibility is to provide temporary storage for goods arriving by vessel, general management and maintenance of the Port, collection of berthing fees from shipping, and demurrage fees for container storage. They do not operate any lifting or container moving machinery as this is designated to the Stevedore companies.

The Administrative Building is open from 08.00hrs to 17.00hrs.

Fees and Charges

Demurrage fees charged for container storage at Dili Sea Port is defined within Article 20 of Regulation of Port Fees and Charges (Decree Law 19/2003) as follows:

Type of StorageStorage Period
Initial 5 daysFrom day 6 (per day)
Container of up to 20 feet in lengthFree of charge$ 25.00
Container of more than 20 feet in lengthFree of charge$ 60.00

You can access and download a copy of the different laws that apply to APORTIL, as shown below:

  • Establishment of the Port Authority and on the approval of the bylaws (Decree Law 3/2003), which sets out the establishment of the Port Authority, here.
  • Regulation of Port Fees and Charges (Decree Law 19/2003), which sets out port fees and charges, here.
  • 1st Amendment to the Regulation of Rates of Ports (Decree Law 28/2015) sets out Port Fees and Charges here.

The Port Operations office located inside the main gate and operates from 08.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs. Functions include calculation of the demurrage fees for the containers and exit documents issued to Importers and Brokers for their goods that have completed the Customs clearance procedure so that they can be removed from the Port.

Contact Details
Avenida De Motael,
Dili, Timor Leste
(+670) 331 7264
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