Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Port Overview

Salelologa is a village district on the eastern end of Savai'i Island. Salelologa wharf is the main port of entry into the island, and is the only ferry terminal on Savai'i.

The inter-island passenger and vehicle ferries operate in the Apolima Strait between Salelologa and Mulifanua wharf (at the North West corner of Upolu), and operate 7 days a week during the day. Ferry arrivals and departures are usually every two hours. A one-way trip takes about 90 minutes. The ferries are managed by the government/private sector joint venture company Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) that also manages the Port. There are no facilities at the port other than a passenger terminal, ticket office and roll on roll off wharf.

There has been discussion around transferring port management to the Samoa Ports Authority, however no definite timelines for this have been set.

Port website: http://www.samoashipping.com/destinations/salelologa

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Samoa

Province or District

Saval’il Island

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Salelologa (town at the port)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Salelologa

Latitude

-13.73778

Longitude

-172.2206

Managing Company or Port Authority

Samoa Shipping Company (SSC)

Management Contact Person

Pipi Ioane Fomai (pipi@samoashipping.com)

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Faleolo International Airport

Air NZ, Samoa Airlines, Virgin Australia

Port Picture

 

1 Disused wharf (in disrepair)     2 SSC offices    3 Terminal building

 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Samoa Shipping Corporation is responsible for the port, facilities and operating the ferry service.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.3 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List

Port Performance

The port is used solely for loading and offloading passengers and vehicles using the domestic inter-island ferry service. There are no facilities for any cargo handling.

 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

  No

 

Major Import Campaigns

  No

 

Other Comments

 

Handling Figures for N/a

Vessel Calls

N/a

Container Traffic (TEUs)

N/a

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for N/a

Bulk (mt)

N/a

Break bulk (mt)

N/a

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

45m

6m

Used for domestic ferry service only

Container Berth

N/a

  

 

Silo Berth

N/a

  

 

Berthing Tugs

N/a

  

 

Water Barges

N/a

  

 


 

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

N/a

Exports - Bagged Cargo

N/a

Imports and Exports - RoRo

N/a

Other Imports

N/a

Port Handling Equipment

There is no handling equipment.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

  

Container Gantries

No

  

Mobile Cranes

No

  

Reachstacker

No

  

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

No

  

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No

  

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

No

  

Container Facilities

 There are no container facilities.

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

N/a

N/a

Container Freight Station (CFS)

N/a

N/a

Refrigerated Container Stations

N/a

N/a

Other Capacity Details

N/a

N/a

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

N/a

N/a

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

N/a

N/a

Emergency Take-off Capacity

 N/a

N/a

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

 N/a

N/a

Customs Guidance

 There are no customs services.

For more information on customs in Samoa, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Stevedoring

 There are no stevedoring activities

Hinterland Information

There is no requirement for hinterland transport, however there are abundant flat deck trucks (5mt) available on the island of Savai’i if required.

Port Security

There is no permanent port security.

Security

ISPS Compliant

  No

Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

N/a

Police Boats

  No

Fire Engines

  No