Chamber of Commerce President on what 2020 holds for Lae, Papua New Guinea’s second city [opinion]

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Papua New Guinea’s industrial hub has a lot going for it as it enters the new year, says a quietly confident President of the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry, John Byrne.

People moves: National Executive Council, Airswift, PNG Air, Lae, Bougainville, Pacific Trade Invest

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The National Executive Council appoints a new Petroleum and Energy Secretary, Airswift announces a General Counsel, PNG Air gets a new Chief Financial Officer, Lae names a District Administrator, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville re-shuffles its cabinet and an Acting Trade Commissioner joins Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand.

Technology the key to Papua New Guinea ports’ improved efficiency

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Papua New Guinea’s major ports of Port Moresby and Lae have achieved significant efficiencies. In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, ICTSI Chief Executive Officer Anil Singh outlines the opportunities to grow both ports.

Road infrastructure in Papua New Guinea: a sector profile

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A detailed overview of road infrastructure in Papua New Guinea including the National Road Network and the National Road Network Strategy.

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City Guide: Lae

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Marisa Howden provides an insider’s guide to Lae, PNG’s industrial capital and second-largest city.

To market, to market in Papua New Guinea

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Nicola Gage and Grace Maribu visit some of Papua New Guinea’s major markets.

In brief: LNG overtakes gold as top export and other Papua New Guinea news

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LNG overtakes gold as PNG’s top export, number of female executive appointments in PNG public service low and Bank of South Pacific reports profit rise. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Lae Nadzab Airport commercial area prepares for take off

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New land has been made available at Lae Nadzab Airport for growth of a supporting commercial business sector.

Five questions for … Michael Kingston of K K Kingston

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Lae-based plastics, chemicals and consumer products manufacturer K K Kingston anticipates a productive 2014 after returning to its core business in 2013. Business Advantage PNG caught up with Michael Kingston, its General Manager.

Frabelle plans expansion beyond tuna processing

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Lae-based Frabelle Fishing Corporation is one of the major partners behind the Majestic Seafood venture, which opened earlier this year. But, as Frabelle’s James Johnston tells Business Advantage PNG, the company has big expansion plans of its own too.