The Solomon Islands ports are operated by Solomon Islands Port Authority (SIPA) a wholly-owned Solomon Islands government authority and is subjected to the State Owned Enterprises Act of 2007. SIPA reports to the Minister of Infrastructure Development
The ports of Honiara (Point Cruz) and Noro are classed as international ports The sea port of Point Cruz is the main port of entry into Solomon Islands. A number international shipping companies operate as the port has facility to handle containers Passenger ferry services operate from Honiara's main wharf at Point Cruz,
There are 4 other ‘significant’ ports. They are the ports of Gizo, Ringi Cove, Tulagi and Yandina, however these ports are suitable for interisland vessels only. They have no handling and storage facilities or security and are managed by the Provincial Authorities. Information on these local ports can be obtained from the NDMO if and when required in case of emergency operations.