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$750K Penalty Fee Paid

$750K Penalty Fee Paid
Cargo ship Maipo River berth out at Suva Harbour. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
July 05
11:20 2017

Pacific Cement Limited paid a penalty fee F$750,000 to agents of Maipo River for breaching its unloading agreement.

This was confirmed to   the Fiji Sun by the company spokesman Sowani Tuidrola.

He said the agreement was for the unloading of 27,500 tons of clinker to be completed within seven days of the vessel’s arrival.

The Maipo River he said completed unloading last week and r had been in the country for two months.

He said the problems faced during the unloading were out of their control.

“We’re happy that the unloading was finally over,” he said.

Mr Tuidrola said currently the Maipo River was at anchorage at the Suva Harbour and PCL had been informed that they were cleaning it.

The PCL he said had nothing to do with the cleaning up.

When asked if another vessel would be bringing clinker for the company he said they had enough supply till August.

He said they would now concentrate of the production of cement as the demand was high in Fiji.

Mr Tuidrola said PCL had enough supplies of clinker and would placer another order in August.

(PCL) is the premier supplier of cement and related products in Fiji and is the preferred supplier of cement in the Pacific Island Countries.

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