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
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
Salelologa (town at the port)
Port's Complete Name
Port of Salelologa
Managing Company or Port Authority
Samoa Shipping Company (SSC)
Management Contact Person
Pipi Ioane Fomai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Faleolo International Airport
Air NZ, Samoa Airlines, Virgin Australia
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
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.
Major Import Campaigns
Handling Figures for N/a
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for N/a
Break bulk (mt)
Type of Berth
Used for domestic ferry service only
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
There is no handling equipment.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
There are no container facilities.
Container Facilities Available
Container Freight Station (CFS)
Refrigerated Container Stations
Other Capacity Details
Daily Take Off Capacity
Number of Reefer Stations
Emergency Take-off Capacity
Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
There are no customs services.
For more information on customs in Samoa, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information
There are no stevedoring activities
There is no requirement for hinterland transport, however there are abundant flat deck trucks (5mt) available on the island of Savai’i if required.
There is no permanent port security.
Current ISPS Level