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Vessel to Bring in More Vehicles

Vessel to Bring in More Vehicles
Japanese car carrier, Garnet Ace.
August 15
11:00 2018


More vehicles shipped into the country would mean more traffic congestion, says the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA).

The authority’s chief executive officer, Jonathan Moore, said as a result the road infra­structure is always a prioritised area for regu­lar maintenance.

Mr Moore’s comment is in light of reports of an increased number of vehicles arriving into the country as another shipment of vehicles will arrive at the Port of Suva tomorrow.

The Japanese car carrier, Garnet Ace, is ex­pected to arrive at 6am. Garnet Ace is the sev­enth car carrier to arrive in the country this year.

Mr Moore said: “The number of vehicles in the country is causing congestion and accidents are pretty much caused by these drivers.

“The road is designed to take a number of ve­hicles for a certain load. The number of vehicles doesn’t affect the road; it’s the load of the vehicle that affects the road condition.”

“More vehicles mean more congestion on the road,” Mr Moore added.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) con­firmed that the current total number of valid vehicles on the roads at the moment is around 123,108. Meanwhile, earlier last month another Japanese vehicle carrier vessel, Dream Orchid brought in cars which consisted both brand new and second hand vehicles.

The other five car carriers that had brought in second hand cars this year included Euro Spirit, Triton Ace, Trans Future 5, Frontier Ace and Dream Orchid.

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