Since the vast majority of Kosrae's population lives along the coast, the primary road is a scenic 25 mile circumferential road running from Okat Harbor and Kosrae International Airport to the village of Utwe. This primary road is paved and connected to a 15 mile secondary inland road sytem. This secondary system provides access to rural inlands for agricultural purposes.
Port Facilities & Sea Cargo
Okat Harbor is Kosrae's primary dock facility and handles all commercial shipping and most fishing activities. The harbor and dock complex is large and deep enough to accommodate cargo and fishing vessels up to 10,000 Gross Register Tons (GRT). The dock is 550 feet long, and the harbor is 30 feet deep at low tide with a turning radius of 750 feet. The complex is capable of handling containers between 20 and 40 feet and contains a 6,000 square foot storage warehouse.
Cargo service is provided every two weeks from anywhere in the world. Matson Shipping Line and MEL Shipping serve throughout the Pacific from the U.S. and Kyowa Lines serves destinations from South Korea. A continuous fuel supply is available through a 1.2 million gallon fuel storage facility operated by the Micronesian Petroleum Corporation which is conveniently located adjacent to the harbor complex at Okat.
All eastbound connections include: Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Pusan, Yokohama, The Phillipines, Palau, Saipain, Guam, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Majuro, and Portland.
All westbound connections include: San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Hawaii, Majuro, Ebeye, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Guam, Saipan, Yap, Palau, The Phillipines, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kaohsiung.
Airport Facilities & Air Cargo
Air transportation for passengers and cargo is provided by United Airlines and Air Nauru. Two westbound and two easbound flights transit weekly for United Airlines on a Boeing 737 alternating between Hawaii and Guam as final destinations. Air Nauru provides one westbound and one eastbound weekly flight on a Boeing 737 connecting various Northern and Southern Pacific destinations including Brisbane, Australia.
Kosrae International Airport has a runway of 6,250 feet and includes an aircraft rescue fire fighter station and a weather station.
Kosrae has three coal powered generators capable of meeting an increasing demand for power. A distribution system of 13.8 KV phase to phase, 60 cycles delivers 120V/240V single phase and 120V/240V three phase power. Other voltages are available when coordinated with the Kosrae Utility Authority.
Kosrae Utility Authority recently installed a large solar panel system with a load capacity of 198 KW.
Phone and internet services are provided by the FSM Telecommunications Corporation based in Pohnpei. Services include international direct dialing, operator assisted services, ADSL internet, and GSM cell phone services. These services are made possible via satellite dish located in Tofol, the state capital.
The Bank of the FSM and the Bank of Guam provide a full suite of commercial banking solutions on Kosrae, including letters of credit, foreign exchange transfers, and collections. Both banks are members and fully insured by the United States Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
The FSM Development Bank offers and administers loans for investment projects aimed at developing Kosrae's economy. These loans are provided with competitive interest rates and terms.
The FSM Postal System uses the same rate structure for domestic and international mail as the U.S. postal system and is part of the U.S. Zip Code System. Kosrae is Postal Zone 8 and Zip Code 96944. The United States Postal Service picks up and delivers all mail on Kosrae via air service. Postal services include US Priority and Certified Mail.
Private commercial air freight & courier services are available for worldwide express door to door delivery.