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Most transport in the Solomon Islands is done via boat.  The majority of the roads in the Solomon Islands are located in Guadacanal and Malaita.  Honiara has several trucking companies that have limited assets but most transport is done by single truck owners rather than larger companies.

There are over 30 side lifter trucks available for container movement and greater numbers of 3 – 5 ton owner operator trucks available for day hire. There are no issues with unions.

The outer islands are much more limited for road transport as there are few roads. Front loading coastal vessels and local jetties are the norm for transportation of goods and passengers.

The current capacity meets domestic needs. If there were a requirement for extra capacity to accommodate an influx demand from the humanitarian community, private operators would be available to meet demand.

 

Because the country is an Island Nation the question of using foreign operators is not relevant

For more information on transport company contact details, please see the following link: 4.8 Solomon Islands Transporter Contact List

Solomon Steel Transport Capacity Summary

Regions Covered

Guadalcanal

 

Number of

Vehicles

Capacity per

Vehicle (MT)

Comments / Condition of Vehicles

Side lifter

1

40’/20’ container

Good

Heavy Transporter

1

50 MT

Good

Ready mix cement

2

18 MT (6m3)

Good

Open truck

4

24 MT

Good

Open truck

4

3 MT

Good

Total Capacity

 

180 MT

 

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