Introduction of Apia Port (WSAPW)
Located in Western Samoa (full name;The independent state of Western Samoa (the independent state of Western Samoa) is located in a small bay in the middle of the north coast of Upolu island. It is located in the south central part of the Pacific Ocean and is the main port of Western Samoa.Samoans settled here as early as 3000 years ago and became a German colony in 1899.During the first World War, it was occupied by New Zealand.It gained independence in January 1962 and became a member of the Commonwealth in 1970.Western Samoa is known as "the heart of Polynesia", and its capital is Apia.The economy is dominated by agriculture, and the quality of cocoa is good.Coconut is the first export product with an annual output of about 18000 tons.There are only small light industries and agricultural products processing enterprises.As the port is close to the east side of the international date change line, it is the latest place in the world to celebrate the new year. Although it is only 140n miles away from Tonga, the time difference is 24 hours.The port is about 46km away from the airport.
It has a tropical rain forest climate.The annual average temperature is about 25 ℃.The rainy season is from December to April of the next year. It is often attacked by hurricanes. The annual average rainfall is about 2500 mm.The average tidal range is 0.8m and the large tidal range is 1.2m.There are three main berths in the port area, with 694m coastline and 12m maximum water depth.The loading and unloading equipment includes mobile crane, forklift, roll on / roll off facilities, and 152.4mm diameter oil pipeline for oil loading and unloading.An oil tanker is a ship that can float up to 32000 DWT.The warehouse area is 2500 m ∧.The Pacific Plaza shipping company has regular berths at the port of Apia, the Samoan shipping company is responsible for inter Island transportation, and the bank / Columbus shipping company also has regular berths.The maximum depth of the anchorage is 36m.In 1992, the container throughput was 8598teu.The main export goods are coconut, cocoa, bananas, etc., while the import goods mainly include oil, vehicles, sugar, clothes and supplies, etc.The main trade objects are New Zealand, Australia, European community, Japan and the United States.
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Summary of WSAPW
Apia Port (port code: WSAPW) is the principal port of the independent state of Samoa. It lies on the northern coast of Upolu Island.
The port is a natural monopoly, with a total length of 302 meters. It provides facilities for international freight movements, container ships, fuel & gas tankers, cruise vessels, bulk petroleum products, coastal barge ramps and passenger facilities. It hosts a 25-pen yacht marina commissioned in 2011. On the opposite side of Apia harbour is a separate fishery port that caters for the local fisheries industry and hosts a full-time fish market and exports packing facility.
As Samoa’s only commercial port, the port handles almost all of the country's foreign trade cargoes. It handles approximately 220 vessels and 8,000TEU annually. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels, accounting for about 46%; and fishing vessels, taking up around 31%.
The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 200 meters. The maximum draught is 9.7 meters. The maximum deadweight is 50,475t.
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