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Lomaiviti Ferries Owner Studies Shipping Options

Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL) has emerged to be the country’s largest passenger cargo inter-island ferry operator. Since its establishment four years ago, GSL has grown from strength to strength, owning
13 Jan 2016 10:30
Lomaiviti Ferries Owner Studies Shipping Options
The Goundar Shipping Limited office at Walu Bay, Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL) has emerged to be the country’s largest passenger cargo inter-island ferry operator.

Since its establishment four years ago, GSL has grown from strength to strength, owning three ships and a warehouse along Freeston Street in Walu Bay.

And there is more to come as the travelling public will soon witness more developments in the next two years.

Company managing director and owner, George Goundar has confirmed that there would be an obvious development to the local shipping industry and the waterfront.

He is working on bringing in another two vessels to boost the local maritime routes.

In addition to that, Mr Goundar has also hinted plans to build a dry dock either in Suva or Lautoka.

He said there is a need for Fiji to have an internationally-equipped slipway as Fiji is an international hub of the South Pacific and also for transshipment.

All these will be confirmed next Monday when the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will officially launch the company’s newest vessel, MV Lomaiviti Princess III .

“We need to expand our slipway and the Government needs to look at this seriously.

“We have a lot of positive development plans coming up in the next two years and we are excited about this,” Mr Goundar added.

 


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