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Ports Awaits Decision On Cruise Liners

Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) will be collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant Government authorities on the return of international cruise liners to Fiji. While the Fijian
13 Oct 2021 09:30
Ports Awaits Decision On Cruise Liners
Cruise liner Europa berthed at Kings Wharf in Suva on February 7, 2019. Fiji Ports Corporation Limited is working closely with Government and the Ministry of Health on the possible return of cruise liners to Fiji. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) will be collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant Government authorities on the return of international cruise liners to Fiji.

While the Fijian Government had announced the easing of COVID restrictions on inter-island travel for those fully vaccinated, an announcement on allowing cruise liners to Fiji is yet to be made.

Chief Executive Officer Vajira Piyasena said FPCL will adhere to all necessary precautions with regards to the entry of interntaional cruise liners as well as foreign vessels.

He said FPCL and its subsidiary and associated companies, have been at the forefront of border control ensuring protocols were implemented and followed.

 

Trade
Mr Piyasena said adherence was key to continue local and foreign vessels into Fiji’s Ports.

“Austerity measures have to be activated to ensure we manage the delicate balance between responding to new COVID-19 restrictions and keeping our ports operational.”

“Fiji Ports has also tightened its port security protocols and put in measures for staff, public and other stakeholders to abide by.”

FPCL will also continue to follow and implement the MoH, Fiji.”

 

Government and Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport (MCTTT) guidelines with regards to international visitors,” he said.

FPCL is also identifying reginal trade and market opportunities as part of its five-year strategic plan.

Mr Piyasena added that FPCL is also looking at developing marketing strategies and invest in business development to build key throughputs and revenues.

 

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