THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL ZONE: A dynamical sector of activity
The port zone integrates into a dynamical industrial and commercial complex in which more than 250 companies from major sectors of activity of the Polynesian economy are present (administrative services and public establishments, companies of commercial, terrestrial and maritime transport sectors, etc.). More than 3.500 people work there daily. The Motu Uta Bridge records on average 14.000 vehicle passengers per day.
For all these companies, the Port Authority of Papeete is a real partner. The occupation of the terrestrial and maritime domain by economic players is regulated via farms-out agreements. The port district offers more than 50.000 m² of covered surface areas principally made up of sheds, warehouses and offices. The stretch of water is also the subject of occupation agreements for specific needs as marine vessel repair or anchorage in the channel between Faa’a and Punaauia.
The port district extends on 680 hectares of maritime domain and 80 hectares of terrestrial public domain between dry land and a barrier reef in the North. It is spread over several decentralized sites: the Port of Papeete, the Port and the marina of Vaiare in Moorea, the marina Taina located on the West coast of Tahiti in Punaauia.
Papeete gathers together all important companies of the country. At the top of the list there is the principal group of transport Air Tahiti Nui (1400 employees), the FHP hotels (450 employees), Tahiti Nui Travel (130 employees), Air Moorea (65 employees), the Brasseries de Tahiti (400 employees) and their subsidiary Plastisud (90 employees). Around the Port there is the navigation company Wing Chang (120 employees), the workshop maintenance of TAT (100 employees), the Travaux Maritimes de Polynésie (100 employees), the stevedoring company Cotada (95 employees), the French maritime company Taporu (65 employees), Morgan Vernex (60 employees).