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Port Overview

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

Country

Samoa

Province or District

Upolu Island, Aiga-i-le-Tai district

Nearest Town or City

with Distance from Port

Mulifanau

(Village at the port)

Port's Complete Name

Port of Mulifanau

Latitude

-13.830154˚

Longitude

-172.036398˚

Managing Company or Port Authority

Samoa Shipping Company

Management Contact Person

Pipi Ioane Fomai  (pipi@samoashipping.com)

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Faleolo International Airport

Air NZ, Virgin Australia, Samoa Airlines.

 

Port Picture

 

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 

Port Performance

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.

 

Seasonal Constraints

 

Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

No

N/a

Major Import Campaigns

No

N/a

Other Comments

 

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

45m

5m

 

Container Berth

N/a

  

 

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

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.

 

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No

  

Container Gantries

No

  

Mobile Cranes

No

  

Reachstacker

No

  

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

No

  

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

No

  

Transtainer

No

  

Forklifts

No

  

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

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  

Terminal Information

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

There are no storage facilities available at this port.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

N/a

N/a

Refrigerated Cargo

N/a

N/a

General Cargo

N/a

N/a

Port Security

There is local security present.

Security

ISPS Compliant

No

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

N/a

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

No