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Williams & Gosling Receives Top Honour Third Year in a Row

Williams & Gosling Receives Top Honour Third Year in a Row
Staff of William and Goslings Limited with their award during the Air New Zealand Cargo stakeholder’s annual awards ceremony at The Rhum-Ba, Port Denarau on August 31, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
September 04
16:11 2018

Williams and Gosling Limited re­tained the top exporter for the third year in a row.

The company successful in their own right were awarded the award during the Air New Zealand Cargo stakeholder’s an­nual awards at The Rhum-Ba, Port Dena­rau last Friday night.

It recorded a 16 per cent export growth compared to the previous financial year.

Branch manager (Nadi Airport) Santokh Singh said: “It was a very challenging year but despite that we had a growth in export of 13 per cent which was a good achievement.

“We have other commodities like fish and garment export still going on.”

About W&G:

The company has grown into one of Fi­ji’s largest, most respected and dynamic freight forwarding and logistics provid­ers.

Supported by a team of over 300 dedicat­ed staff operating from Branches in Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba and Savusavu, their on­going investment in technology ensures they remain innovative and at the top end of their industry.

A strong network of international agents and our affiliation to a number of reputa­ble Agencies – enables them to provide for clients with a full array of services rang­ing from door to door or simply port to port.

W&G has played a major part in making Fiji “The Hub of the Pacific” with regular services now being offered to many of our Pacific Island neighbours.

Growth in the market

He said Air NZ cargo are quiet happy with the overall achievement of the 35 per cent volume of export out of Fiji.

Mr Singh added their focus in the com­ing years is to look into other opportunity to see what else can be exported.

“We are also talking to farmers and Kava export which is coming up as well.

“We are regularly discussing with BAF (Biosecurity Authority of Fiji) and other sector on what needs to be supported through the alliance of the carriers and help the exporter to bring the growth into the market,” he added.

Air NZ Cargo Sales manager Fiji/Pacific Islands Shailen Sukdhoe said: “Despite the cyclone and floods we face it is good to see that kind of growth is a great achieve­ment.”

He said: “After talking to each and eve­ryone, this year will be better than last year.”

Mr Sukdhoe added this year some of their new aircrafts coming on board and also the opening of the two new destina­tions to Taipei (Taiwan) and Chicago (US) to start in November in a bid to have an easy access to the west coast.

Customs Brokers and Forwarders Coun­cils of Fiji (CBFCF) board member Leone Cabemaiwai applauded the airline for or­ganising the event.

He said: “On behalf of the Council I thank Air New Zealand for staging this event once again.

“This award will do more for the stake­holders and thus there will be more and will continue to boost the Fijian economy as well.

“I must commend them for their new fleets and this will boost our export.”

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

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