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Port Of Rotuma Reopens Food Crop Trade With Tuvalu

As part of the reinvigoration of a trade initiative first trialed in 2010, shipments of Rotuman-grown produce which started last month and is looking successful for future trade. Reports from
29 Jul 2015 09:16
Port Of Rotuma Reopens Food Crop Trade With Tuvalu
Port of Rotuma.

As part of the reinvigoration of a trade initiative first trialed in 2010, shipments of Rotuman-grown produce which started last month and is looking successful for future trade.

Reports from Fiji Ports Corporation state a FPC senior port facility security officer, Jeke Vakararawa who, conducted a security assessment and made compared shipment with Tuvalu to Suva.

He said delivery of the perishable cargo compares favorably with the 40 hours it takes to reach Suva from Rotuma by sea.

The Port of Rotuma was declared a Port of Entry in 2008 under the provisions of the Seaport Management Act of 2005 and the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) code.

Registered by the Government of Fiji and administered by Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd (FPCL) for statutory requirements, the Port of Rotuma is a second-tier port; that is, one with a specialised function that supports

 

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