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Port Overview

Constructed in the 1960s for lumbering operations, Asau is situated on the North West coast of Savai'i Island. The harbour and small wharf are seldom used now. The mouth of Asau Harbour is blocked by a coral reef. Draft is around 6m, there is a 2.5m draft restriction. Channel width is around 40m. There are plans - though currently no funding - to complete dredging and make Asau a secondary port for fishing fleet and small container cargo (mainly fish).

 

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

 

Port Location and Contact

Country

Samoa

Province or District

Savai’il Island, Vaisigano district

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

 Asau

(village at port)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Asua

Latitude

-13.51939

Longitude

-172.6372

Managing Company or Port Authority

Samoa Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

Taulapapa M Lealaiauloto Tafai Toilolo

ttoilolo@spasamoa.ws

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Faleolo International Airport

Air NZ, Virgin Australia, Samoa Airways



Port Picture

  


 

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

The port is not used as a result of the shallow and narrow channel resulting from sand and coral drift. Consequently there are no facilities at the port other than the wharf itself.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List 

Port Performance

The port is not used, because of the shallow and narrow channel resulting from sand and coral drift. Consequently there are no facilities at the port other than the wharf itself.

 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

No

 

Major Import Campaigns

No

 

Other Comments

The port is not used because of the shallow and narrow channel resulting from sand and coral drift. Consequently there are no facilities at the port other than the wharf itself.

Handling Figures  

Vessel Calls

N/a

Container Traffic (TEUs)

N/a

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk

Bulk (MT)

N/a

Break bulk (MT)

N/a

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length

(m)

Maximum

Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

110

12

Channel width and draft are limiting factors

Container Berth

   

 

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

The Samoa Ports Authority manages the port, however the port is not used as a result of the shallow and narrow channel resulting from sand and coral drift. Consequently there are no facilities at the port other than the wharf itself.

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

N/a

  

Container Gantries

N/a

  

Mobile Cranes

N/a

  

Reachstacker

N/a

  

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

N/a

  

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

N/a

  

Transtainer

N/a

  

Forklifts

N/a

  

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

Customs is not present at the port.

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

Stevedoring

The port is not used because of the shallow and narrow channel resulting from sand and coral drift. Consequently there are no facilities at the port other than the wharf. 

Hinterland Information

N/a

Port Security

There is no security at the port and no fencing.

Security

ISPS Compliant

N/a

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

N/a

Police Boats

N/a

Fire Engines

N/a