16 Nov 2010

US air cargo company keen to benefit from cannery deal in American Samoa

12:22 pm on 16 November 2010

A US. company providing weekly air cargo service between Honolulu and Pago Pago is hoping to partner with new cannery operator Tri Marine International.

Governor Togiola Tulafono says representatives of the air cargo were in the territory last week along with Tri Marine officials for talks on possible partnership for shipment out of Pago Pago.

Togiola said the incoming flights are full not only with mail but alot of incoming freight cargo but the company is faced will a big loss on the outgoing flight because there is only a small amount of mail.

Togiola said the air cargo service wants to expand its service by including outgoing shipment or fish and other cargo from the cannery.

Togiola says this partnership will also provide more jobs for local residents.