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Samoa is well served by transporters; there are several large operators who dominate the market by virtue of their ability to procure new equipment from New Zealand or Australia. (The government has legislated against importing trucks over 10 years old, making purchase costs prohibitive for most single unit owner-drivers to enter the market.)  They operate well-maintained fleets and are capable of satisfying local demand, and any anticipated surge demand in case of a disaster response. There are also adequate supplies of road contractor machinery and handling equipment in the country. There are large numbers of privately-owned, smaller, flat deck trucks that would be available to lease or contract for smaller capacity transport requirements (3-5 mt). It is impractical for foreign operators to enter the market due to the isolated nature of the country.

The island of Savai’i has a contractor with 2 x 20’ container side lifter trucks, which is adequate for local requirements. If other equipment is required, it is transported to the island by chartered barge.

For more information on transport company contact details, please see the following link: 4.7 Transporter Contact List 

 

Betham Bros Enterprises Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Upolo & Savaii

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (mt)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

20’ container side lifter

 2

24 mt

Good

40’ container side lifter

4

30 mt

Good

Dyna Flat Deck

2

7 mt

One has Hi-Ab crane fitted

Dyna Flat Deck

1

10

Good

40’ trailer

4

30

Good

Forklift

4

2

1

1

3

13

25

35

Good

Good

Good

Stationed at the Port

 

 

  Blue Bird Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Upolo

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (mt)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

20’ container side lifter

3

24 mt

Good

40’ container side lifter

1

30 mt

Good

40’ trailer

3

30

Good

Forklift

1

1

13

35

Good

Stationed at the Port

 

 

Ah Liki Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Upolo

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (mt)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

20’ container side lifter

 2

24 mt

Good

40’ container side lifter

2

30 mt

Good

Dyna Flat Deck

3

7 mt

Good

Dyna Flat Deck

4

10

Good

Forklift

1

25

Good

 

 

Silva Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Upolo

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (mt)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

20’ container side lifter

5

24 mt

Good

40’ container side lifter

10

30 mt

Good

Dyna Flat Deck

10

7 mt

Good

Dyna Flat Deck

4

10

Good

40’ trailer

3

30

Good

Flatbed 10 wheeler

               6 wheeler

4

4

10

7

Good

Mobile Crane

2

30

Good

Forklift

6

2

1

1

3

13

25

35

Good

Good

Good

Stationed at the Port

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