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Ferry to reduce trips

Written By : EMELE TABUCALA. The high cost of fuel is a problem faced by vessel owners in the country. And at times it hinders their operation. Consort Shipping director,
02 Jan 2009 12:00

image Written By : EMELE TABUCALA. The high cost of fuel is a problem faced by vessel owners in the country.
And at times it hinders their operation.
Consort Shipping director, Leo Smith yesterday said that after the soaring oil prices early last year they encountered many difficult situations regarding their trips from Vanua Levu to Viti Levu.
By now with the decrease in fuel price, he hopes the vessel will be able to make more trips.
Mr Smith said they were running three trips in a week from Vanua Levu to Viti Levu for the last two weeks and resort back to the normal schedule after school starts.
He said their vessel SOFI is operating on Monday, Wednesday and Friday but they have decided to decrease the trip once school starts.
“We hope to have two trips when the school starts.
“The cost of fuel is $200,000 a month and we have to pay the bank in return so it will be a big loss if we continue running on a normal schedule when less passengers are on board.
He added the trips depend on the demands of the public.




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