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Port Overview

Pangai is the administrative capital village of the Ha’apai Group in Tonga. The village is on the western shore of Lifuka and has about 2,000 inhabitants.

Port of Pangai belongs to Ministry of Marine and Ports and it is Harbor. The port of Pangai is very small.

 

Key port information can also be found at: 

Port website

Maritime Database Website information on Tonga 

Port Location and Contacts

Country

Tonga

Province or District

Lifuka

Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)

Name : Pangai

km: adjacent

Port's Complete Name

Port of Pangai

Latitude

-19.80472

Longitude

-174.3517

Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)

Tonga Port Authority 

Management Contact Person

Sioli Fifita

Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations

Airport Name: Lifuka Airport (5 km)

Airlines: Fiji

Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

 The port is managed by Tonga Port Authority. There are no other key companies operating (no facilities).

For information on Tonga Port of Pangai contact details, please see the following links: 

4.2.4 Tonga Port and Waterways Company Contact List

4.2.1 Tonga Government Contact List

Port Performance

The Port is only used by inter-island ferries and smaller inter-island shipping vessels. The wharf’s draft is the limiting factor with a maximum draft of 1.5m.  There are no handling facilities.

Seasonal Constraints

 OccursTime frame

Rainy Season

No

n/a

Major Import Constraints

No

 n/a

Other CommentsSmall port with no handling facilities

Handling Figures 2015

Vessel Calls

Inter-island ferry and small coastal boats only

Container Traffic (TEUs)

Nil

 

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2015

Bulk and Break Bulk (MT)

Nil

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

1

165

1.5

Pier depth 1.8 m – 3 m

Container Berth

-

-

-

-

Silo Berth

-

-

-

-

Berthing Tugs

-

-

-

-

Water Barges

-

-

-

-

 

Additional information sources: 

Ports.com

World Port Source

General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

1

Exports - Bagged Cargo

1

Imports and Exports – RoRo

None

 

Other Imports

None

Port Handling Equipment

 There is no handling equipment. 

 

Equipment

Available

(Yes / No)

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

n/a

n/a

Container Gantries

No

n/a

n/a

Mobile Cranes

No

n/a

n/a

Reachstacker

No

n/an/a

RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)

No

n/a

n/a

Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines

No

n/a

n/a

Transtrainer

No

n/a

n/a

Forklifts

No

n/a

n/a

Container Facilities

No Container facilities or other facilities.

Facilities

20 ft.

40 ft.

Container Facilities Available

NoNo
Container Freight Station (CFS)NoNo

Refrigerated Container Stations

NoNo
Other Capacity DetailsNoNo
Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)NoNo
Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)NoNo
Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)NoNo
Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)NoNo

Customs Guidance

No customs service available.

For information on Tonga Port of Nuku’alofa customs details, please see the following link:

1.3 Tonga Customs Information

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

There are no multipurpose terminal facilities.

Grain and Bulk Handling

There are no grain and bulk handling facilities.

Main Storage Terminal

There is no storage facilities. 

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)
Refrigerated CargoNilNil

General Cargo

Nil

 Nil

Bagged Cargo

Nil

 Nil

Stevedoring

No stevedoring services available. Individual locals may be employed on a daily basis to assist with unloading as required.

Hinterland Information

Tractor-trailer or local’s vehicles must do transportation from port.

Port Security

No fence, no security.

Security

ISPS Compliant

(Yes / No)

No

Current ISPS Level

n/a

Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

No