Samoa Ports Authority – Your Gateway To Prosperity
Samoa is an insular country located in the Central South Pacific with a national land area of 2,936km2 and a population of about 180,000. Given its geographical condition, Samoa’s national life and economic activities largely depend on Maritime transportation, making Ports crucial components of basic social infrastructure.
The climate of Samoa is typically tropical oceanic and is divided into dry and rainy seasons.
Apia Port is a sole commercial Port, handling about 97% of all foreign trade cargoes for the country and is regarded as the lifeline of the country with its lifelihood largely depending upon import and the rest on transportation by sea.
Apia Port is connected with South Pacific countries such as New Zealand and Australia. Far East including Japan, United States and Europe. Most of them are served with container and Ro-Ro ships. Irregular services are provided by small cargo vessel and Oil Tankers and Passenger Cruise Liners cruising the South Pacific call at Apia Port several times a year.
The Main Wharf of Apia Port was constructed in 1966 for conventional cargo handling purposes with the provision of full scale port functions such as a 12m deep and 185m long berth.
The New Wharf Extension (166m) was commissioned in November 2003.