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 Location and Contacts
Province or District
Town or City (Closest location) with Distance (km)
Name : Pangai
Port's Complete Name
|Port of Pangai|
Managing Company or Port Authority (If more than one operator, break down by area of operation)
|Tonga Port Authority|
Management Contact Person
Closest Airport and Frequent Airlines to / from International Destinations
Airport Name: Lifuka Airport (5 km)
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:
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.
Major Import Constraints
|Other Comments||Small port with no handling facilities|
Handling Figures 2015
Inter-island ferry and small coastal boats only
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2015
Bulk and Break Bulk (MT)
Type of Berth
Maximum Draft (m)
Pier depth 1.8 m – 3 m
Additional information sources:
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports – RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
There is no handling equipment.
(Yes / No)
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (w/ Trailer)
Grain Elevator w/ Bagging Machines
No Container facilities or other facilities.
Container Facilities Available
|Container Freight Station (CFS)||No||No|
Refrigerated Container Stations
|Other Capacity Details||No||No|
|Daily Take Off Capacity (Containers per day)||No||No|
|Number of Reefer Stations (connection points)||No||No|
|Emergency Take-off Capacity (Give an indication)||No||No|
|Off take capacity of gang shift (in Containers per shift)||No||No|
No customs service available.
For information on Tonga Port of Nuku’alofa customs details, please see the following link:
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.
Number of Storage Facilities
No stevedoring services available. Individual locals may be employed on a daily basis to assist with unloading as required.
Tractor-trailer or local’s vehicles must do transportation from port.
No fence, no security.
(Yes / No)
Current ISPS Level
Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional