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    Southern Lily Headed To New Zealand For Repairs

Southern Lily Headed To New Zealand For Repairs

Adverse weather conditions in Apia, Samoa the past week led to the Southern Lily suffering some minor damage to her hull. Pacific Direct Line said the vessel, as a result,

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    Pacific Direct Line Renames MV Rachel

Pacific Direct Line Renames MV Rachel

The MV Rachel, operated under the Pacific Direct Line service, is being renamed Southern Phoenix. This has been confirmed by the shipping line as well as its Williams & Gosling,

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    Changes Made By Swire Shipping

Changes Made By Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping has announced that it will be renaming the Port Service Charge (PSC) to Terminal Handling Charge (THC). This change will become effective from the following sailings: – Pacific Islands

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    Blighwater Unveils New North Projects

Blighwater Unveils New North Projects

Blighwater Shipping Company Limited is working on expanding its business next year. The company head has confirmed yesterday that its focus will not only be in shipping but in alignment

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    Cruise Liners Boost City’s Tourism Sector

Cruise Liners Boost City’s Tourism Sector

The Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry is grateful to the timely efforts of all stakeholders, which resulted in more than 15 cruise liners visiting the Port of Lautoka this

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    Poor Quality Materials A Worry For Boat Builders

Poor Quality Materials A Worry For Boat Builders

As an island nation, fishing is a major source of income for many people in Fiji. Sea transportation is also one of the major means of travelling from one island

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    China’s Growth Fuels Boom In World Shipping Traffic

China’s Growth Fuels Boom In World Shipping Traffic

Ship traffic on the world’s oceans has quadrupled over the past two decades, according to a new study that’s the first to rely on satellite data to produce global maps

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    Prasad: New Boat To Arrive Soon

Prasad: New Boat To Arrive Soon

Seaview Shipping Services Limited managing director Durga Prasad has deferred the arrival of their new boat to January, next year. Mr Prasad said they were supposed to have the boat

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    Waterfront Update

Waterfront Update

It has been another exciting week at the waterfront. I was not expecting to like ship watching but to my surprise, I’ve begun to really enjoy it and look forward

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Busy Month For Lady Sandy

  Busy Month For Lady Sandy

A shipping company has indicated that their inter-island vessel will be sailing under a very tight schedule during this festive

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Dredging For Larger Vessels

  Dredging For Larger Vessels

Government has allocated $800,000 for the dredging of the wharf entrance. This was announced by the Minister for Finance, Aiyaz

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Association Continues Move For Common Goal

  Association Continues Move For Common Goal

The Fiji Ship Owners Agency Association says it has managed to move members into action towards a common goal to

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China Shipping To Launch Worlds Largest Container Vessel This Month

  China Shipping To Launch Worlds Largest Container Vessel This Month

China Shipping Container Lines said it will launch the first of five 19,100-TEU container ships by end of the month,

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New Vessel Arrival

  New Vessel Arrival

The new vessel that has been promised by Goundar Shipping is expected to arrive early next year. Managing director, George

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$3m For Another Vessel

  $3m For Another Vessel

Government has allocated $3.1 million in its national budget for the acquisition of another new vessel next year.  Attorney General

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Plans To Upgrade Slipway In Pipeline

  Plans To Upgrade Slipway In Pipeline

The Marine Industrial and Structural Engineering Limited (MISEL) has long term plans to upgrade and expand its slipway. MISEL senior

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Ship Operators Confident Of Freight Review

  Ship Operators Confident Of Freight Review

Local shipping operators remain adamant that the freight rates for cargoes will be revised upward to meet the high cost

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Piyasena Highlights Country Report At Maritime Meet

  Piyasena Highlights Country Report At Maritime Meet

Fiji stands a good chance of being the most suited regional hub given the recent changes and implementations over the

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Baivatu: Barter System Helps Revive Lau Economy

  Baivatu: Barter System Helps Revive Lau Economy

Inter-island vessel MV Liahona has is using barter system when it comes to trading in the Lau Group. This has

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More Super Yachts Visit Denarau

  More Super Yachts Visit Denarau

The international experience of the majestic Port Denarau in Nadi has recorded an increasing number of super yachts over the

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Goundar Reveals Package Deal

  Goundar Reveals Package Deal

Goundar Shipping Services is now working on a package deal to buy two vessels. This was confirmed by company director

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Consumer Council: Lift Island Shipping Services

  Consumer Council: Lift Island Shipping Services

Festive season is one time when most people long to be in the company of their loved ones and for

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Association Works With Ports Terminal

  Association Works With Ports Terminal

The Fiji Ship Owners Agency Association is regularly meeting with the Ports Terminal Limited team looking at ways it can

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Increased Volumes Means Increased Tramp Vessels

  Increased Volumes Means Increased Tramp Vessels

Tramp vessels are what they’re called. And often, perhaps more this year, they have made port calls for reasons primarily

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Fiji Ports Hosts Consultation

  Fiji Ports Hosts Consultation

Fiji Ports Corporation Limited will host a consultation workshop with stakeholders, to align its policies and procedures, anticipated to result

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Slow Traffic On Waterfront

  Slow Traffic On Waterfront

Well! Just when you thought it was going to be yet another busy week, it turned out otherwise, the past

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Fiji Booth At Monaco Yacht Show

  Fiji Booth At Monaco Yacht Show

The Fiji Yachting Industry was well-represented during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show at Monte Carlo. This was made possible when

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Kean Tells Of Challenges

  Kean Tells Of Challenges

The Government Shipping Franchise Scheme (GSFS) has been doing all it can to service all the 10 routes under the

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Additional Trips For MV Lady Sandy

  Additional Trips For MV Lady Sandy

Seaview Shipping Company’s MV Lady Sandy has added two extra trips to its schedule due to demands from the islands.

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