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Shortage Of Supply Delays Crushing At Lautoka Mill

Weather also an issue The Lautoka Sugar Mill was expected to begin crushing again yesterday morning but was delayed because of a shortage of supply. This was confirmed by the
23 Aug 2016 08:58
Shortage Of Supply Delays Crushing At Lautoka Mill
Cane trucks line up to offload sugar cane at the Lautoka Mill on Saturday. The Mill is running at half capacity due t cane supply shortage. Photo: CHARLES CHAMBERS

Weather also an issue

The Lautoka Sugar Mill was expected to begin crushing again yesterday morning but was delayed because of a shortage of supply.

This was confirmed by the General Manager of the mill, Viliame Savou.

The mill had stopped crushing on Saturday night.

Most of the country experienced a week of rain last week and this had been the contributing factor to the low supply of sugarcane.

Mr Savou said some lorries had come in and stockpiled what supplies they had to return to the fields to bring in more.

“So we have moved the restart of crush to 2am tomorrow (today) to have enough cane to run through and link up with supplies coming in,” he said.

Mr Savou said he was hoping harvesting would pick up so that more cane could be brought in.

“Of course we are also hoping that the weather holds so that we have a continuous crush.”

He said the supply of sugarcane by rail was been good but more truckloads were needed.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 

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