Solomon Islands Additional Service Providers: Vehicle Rental, Taxi Companies, Freight Forwarding Agents, Handling Equipment, Power Generation and ISPs
For information on Solomon Islands Additional Service Providers contact details, please see the following link:
There are a number of car rental organisations in the Solomon Islands but most only service Guadalcanal. If you require a car in other parts of the Solomon Islands it is possible to rent taxis with drivers when you arrive or make arrangements with vehicle owners to rent private vehicles. Some rental companies are listed in the contact list given above
Taxis are plentiful in Gizo, Auki and Honiara but are less available elsewhere, some of which are listed in the contact list given above. The standard rate for taxis in Honiara is approximately $10 SBD per kilometre but for longer trips a rate can be negotiated before commencing the journey. You are also able to hire taxis by the hour at a rate of $60 to $80 SBD.
Freight Forwarding Agents
There are a number of companies that do freight forwarding, most of which also have warehousing and do customs clearance. Some of these are listed in the contact list given above
There are a number of companies with handling equipment in the Solomon Islands some of which are listed in the contact list given above. These businesses are concentrated in Honiara.
Electricity and Power
Reliable and low cost power generation in Solomon Islands is a major challenge, especially given the heavy reliance on diesel plants for power generation. Blackouts are quite common and while many businesses and Government offices rely on standby generators, many small businesses, homes and most micro-enterprises are unable to afford this option. Most households in Solomon Islands do not have access to electricity.
Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.
 E.g. Hydroelectric power, Thermal power…
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
Currently there is only one ISP provider in the market – Our Telekom. In April of 2011 the market was deregulated and other ISP providers are expected to enter the market. Currently the cost of internet is high with slow internet speed and unreliable service.