Samoa is to receive a new inter island ferry as a gift from Japan in 2010.
The new vessel will be used for travel between Upolu and Savaii islands.
Vaoga Manuao an official of Samoa Shipping Cooperation says a new ferry is needed on the busy domestic route.
The new ferry has all the features required for comfortable traveling including a first class section and a safer area for the seamen to stay.
Mr Manuao explains that traveling time will be reduced as the new vessel is much faster.