Mulifanua is a village on the north-western tip of the island of Upolu. Mulifanua wharf is the main ferry terminal for inter-island vehicle and passenger travel across the Apolima Strait between Upolu and the island of Savai'i. The government's joint venture company Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) operates the ferry service, seven days a week, between Mulifanua and Salelologa at the east end of Savai'i Island. A one-way trip between the two islands takes about 90 minutes. The ferry usually runs every two hours during the day.
SSC is also responsible for management of the port . The port is utilised solely as a ferry terminal, and as such there are no facilities at the port other than a passenger terminal, ticket office and roll on roll off wharf.
In 2018 Mulifanau had an upgrade completed on the passenger and bus terminal. As a result of drifting sand, dredging operation is being planned to maintain channel width and depth.
Port website: http://www.samoashipping.com/destinations/mulifanua
Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com
Port Location and Contact
Province or District
Upolu Island, Aiga-i-le-Tai district
Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Port
(Village at the port)
Port's Complete Name
Port of Mulifanau
Managing Company or Port Authority
Samoa Shipping Company
Management Contact Person
Pipi Ioane Fomai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures
Faleolo International Airport
Air NZ, Virgin Australia, Samoa Airlines.
1 Ro-Ro wharf 2 SSC Offices 3 Ferry terminal buildings 4 Car Park
5 Loading/unloading area for ferry
Description and Contacts of Key Companies
Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) manages the port. It is used for Ro-Ro operations for the inter-island ferry service also managed by SSC. There are no other facilities available and no other companies present at the port.
For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.3 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List
Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) manages the port. It is used for Ro-Ro operations for the inter-island ferry service also managed by SSC. There are no other facilities available and no other companies present within the port.
Major Import Campaigns
Container Traffic (TEUs)
Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk
Break bulk (MT)
Type of Berth
General Cargo Handling Berths
Imports - Bagged Cargo
Exports - Bagged Cargo
Imports and Exports - RoRo
Port Handling Equipment
Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) a government joint venture, manages the port. It is used for Ro-Ro operations for the inter-island ferry service also managed by SSC. There are no other facilities available and no other companies present within the port.
Total Quantity and Capacity Available
Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage
RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)
Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines
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 available at this port
For more information on customs in Samoa, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information
MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL
There are no storage facilities available at this port.
Number of Storage Facilities
There is local security present.
Current ISPS Level