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Penalty Fee If Clinker Not Discharged In Seven Days

Penalty Fee If Clinker Not Discharged In Seven Days
Cargo Ship Maipo River berth at Suva Harbour on 21 April 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
April 26
11:00 2017

 

The cargo vessel Maipo River arrived into the country last Saturday with 27,000 tonnes of clinker for Pacific Cement Limited (PCL).

PCL spokesman Mr Sowani Tuidrola said the cargo vessel would be in the country for seven days and that was also the time limit for the discharge.

He confirmed that if there was any delay for the discharge there would be a penalty fee of $11,000 (US$5,500) per day for PCL.

“The cargo vessel has its own schedule and it should be in Fiji just for seven days and if this schedule is disrupted we have to pay the daily penalty fee,” he said.

Currently he said the cargo vessel Festival was discharging 24,000 tons of clinker and was using some of their equipments.

“The Festival anchored at Lami Bay and is discharging clinker to trucks on a barge.”

Hopefully he said the discharge of the cement clinker would be completed so that they would use their equipment and discharge the 27,000 tonnes of clinker within the time limit.

Carpenters Shipping boarding officer Mr Viliame Raturaga confirmed the Maipo arrived last Saturday but had not started discharging clinker.

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