Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Pohnpei Port Scoping Study

This Study was conducted by Adrian Sammons and Douglas Oldfield as individual consultants, under the guidance and support of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Centre (PIAC) in Sydney, Australia.

PIAC operates under the coordination of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), a partnership for improved infrastructure in the Pacific Region between the Asian Development Bank, the Australian Agency for International Development, the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank Group.

The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of any of the PRIF Partners, the governments they represent, or their governing bodies. The PRIF Partners does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use.


The Pohnpei port scoping study is an extensive assessment of the current operations, management and need for infrastructure expansion at the sea port as conceptualised by the Pohnpei State Government and the Pohnpei Ports Authority (PPA). In researching and evaluating the demand and drivers behind the proposed port expansion, the study provides a set of specific recommendations for a short and medium-term improvement strategy that is designed to accommodate current and projected trade volumes. The study outlines an initial assessment of alternative options available and their capacity for improving port operations and enhancing facilities at Pohnpei, with focus on the fisheries sector, general freight, containers, bulk liquid fuels and the potential for increasing cruise liner vessel arrivals.

Adrian Sammons
Douglas Oldfield
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