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Lomaiviti Princess V To Arrive In December

Lomaiviti Princess V To Arrive In December
July 05
11:23 2017

People of Fiji can expect more efficient and better services to the north as the new inclusion of fleet for Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL); the Lomaiviti Princess V arrives into Fiji by December this year.

Managing Director GSL, George Goundar, confirmed to Fiji Sun that the new vessel will be one of the biggest vessels in Fiji, with a capacity to cater for 1500 passengers and can load about 60 trucks.

The total cost of the new vessel he said was $3 million

He said that GSL shipping schedules would be reshuffled in December to fit in day schedules for Lomaiviti Princess V for services to the people of the north.

“We’re looking at putting two trips to Kadavu a week, we want to put a weekend trip like leaving on a Friday and coming back on a Monday morning on the Lomaiviti Princess III and Lomaiviti Princess I will do the Savusavu – Taveuni run,” he said.

“Lomaiviti Princess V will strictly do daily service to Savusavu – Taveuni leaving Suva at 10am expected to reach Savusavu at 4 pm which is just 6 to 7 hour trip. “

He said the Lomaiviti Princess V would be able to travel from Suva to Savusavu in 6 to 7 hours.

With the completion of one of GSL’s new buses they also look forward to providing the customers with a total of 15 new buses by next year.

“We’ve got the bus up and coming, we have one bus ready, there are two more underway.”

He said passengers could also expect decrease in fares for the north, during the holiday season this year as Goundar believed services should be provided although competition was tough.

“I believe in service, the north we will look at passenger’s rate coming down next year to about $20 to Savusavu or Taveuni.”

For this year he said the company would cut the fare from Taveuni to Savusavu during Christmas.

He said the company hoped to deliver the best service to its customers.

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