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Local Giant Extends Arm

Local Giant Extends Arm
GSL Managing Director George Goundar.
January 03
11:00 2018

Fiji’s biggest local shipping company is setting its sight at extending its services to the Pacific region.

Goundar Shipping Limited with a fleet of five inter-island roll on roll off vessels; due to demands is looking at also servicing Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Tonga and the Gilbert Islands

Gilbert Islands,  is a group of 16 coral islands and atolls, part of Kiribati, in the west-central Pacific Ocean 2800 miles (4500 km) northeast of Australia.

The low-lying islands of the Gilbert Islands include of Makin, Butaritari, Marakei, Abaiang, Tarawa, Ma-iana, Abemama, Kuria, Aranuka, Nonouti, Tabiteuea, Beru, Nikunau, Onotoa, Tamana, and Arorae.

“This is a new market and also an opportunity for our sea service to have access to international exposure,” GSL Managing Director George Goundar said.

“There are a lot of opportunities and we have the capacity to deal with it,” he said.

“This is a risky business but then you have to work smarter to be able to do it.”

Mr Goundar at the end of last year brought into Fiji the fifth of his inter-island vessels, Lomaiviti Princess V

“This is part of our five year plan with our services at home continue to be our priority,” he said.

“We would not be where we are today had it not for fellow Fijians whom we have been providing our services to.

“Our extending our services to the region will not affect our service at home, be assured that we will always have Fiji at heart.

“We will be sitting next week to draw up our next move.”


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