Compliance based and Customer focused...

Niugini Pilots Limited is Papua New Guinean owned Marine Pilotage company operating in Papua New Guinea that was established by our Chief Pilot and Managing Director, Captain Max Taikika Stoessel.  With the head office in Port Moresby, we also have marine pilots based in Lae and Rabaul on a full time basis and the rest of our pilots on standby for other ports in Papua New Guinea.

Niugini Pilots Limited provides harbour, river and other marine pilotage services for all types of vessels in Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Kimbe, Rabaul, Bialla, Basamuk, Wewak, Vanimo, Oro Bay, Alotau, Kavieng, Lihir, Lorengau, Kieta and Lakuamarau.


Around the world, many maritime countries use specialized marine pilots to navigate ships through domestic waterways. Pilots are professionally licensed mariners whose role is to board and assume the conduct of a vessel and guide it along the safest route to its port of call.

A pilot’s role is equally important as that of a captain. Although captains are experts at navigating their vessels, they are not experts on the regulations and specific environments of each port at which their vessels call. Therefore, captains require the local expertise of a marine pilot to ensure that their vessel and its crew, passengers and cargo arrive at their next port of call in a safe and efficient manner.

Watch our company profile video below, released June 2019 highlighting our work operations and a brief look into the normal day routine for the team at Niugini Pilots Limited!

Our Mission

Our Core  mission which we are always and will always committed to, is to conduct all business activities safely to customer's satisfaction with high standard of work ethics.

Our Core Values

Our Core values are based on compliance based, customer satisfaction and high service standards.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the first choice PNG Marine Pilotage Service Provider providing Pilotage service based on International Operational standard that is second to none.

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