Port Facilities One of the best deep-water harbors in the Pacific, Pago Pago Harbor offers some of the best shelter anywhere in the Pacific. There are two berthing locations available to commercial vessels at port: the Main dock (Length 400ft, Apron 60ft, Depth alongside 32ft+) and the Container Dock (Length 1,100ft, Apron 45ft, Depth alongside 31.5ft) offer good facilities, each accommodating freighters, fishing fleets and cruise vessels. The port has the ability to accommodate even the largest luxury cruise liners, including the QE2.
The Main Wharf utilizes an area of approximately forty-one acres. The shipyard (across the bay from the Main Wharf) encompasses 7.1 acres, with over 600 feet of deep water pier space. One of its many features includes a 3,000-ton capacity marine railway that is capable of dry docking some of the largest purse seining vessels in the American fleet. The Harbor provides full service port facilities, containerized cargo holding, warehousing, trans-shipment operations and tugboat services. Southwest Marine of Samoa is the only full-service shipyard in the region. Vessels looking for comparable facilities must go as far as New Zealand.
Pago Pago Port, Courtesy of Lyon Associates, Inc.