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Swire Shipping Extends Its Range Of Service

  For the first time, Swire Shipping provided services custom, clear and distributes Generator Sets (GenSets) for Fiji Sugar Corporation. The Hong Kong owned container vessel, Melanesian Pride vessel berthed
16 May 2018 16:31
Swire Shipping Extends Its Range Of Service
Melanesian Pride Vessel

 

For the first time, Swire Shipping provided services custom, clear and distributes Generator Sets (GenSets) for Fiji Sugar Corporation.

The Hong Kong owned container vessel, Melanesian Pride vessel berthed into the Lautoka wharf on May 7, transporting two GenSets for the Fiji Sugar Corporation  (FSC).

A GenSet is an equipment that converts heat capacity into mechanical energy and then into electrical energy. Briefly, it consists of a motor and an alternator coupled and inserted in a base with other elements.

Acting Manager Freight Services Fiji, Shayne Naidu said this was a big step for the shipping company.

Efforts to get the cost of the two GenSets from FSC yesterday were unsuccersful.

“Swire Shipping opened its office in Fiji in May 2017 so this services is also part of growing our own brand in the region as we have recently also opened an office in Apia, Western Samoa and Pago Pago,” Ms Naidu said.

“We are happy for the opportunity to be on board with the Fiji Sugar Corporation. Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk operate over 100 vessels in the region, services a wide range of clients with cargo imports and exports and bulk cargoes, such as Fiji Sugar exports,” she said.

“The vessel owned by the China Navigation Company offloaded the first genset at the Lautoka wharf for the Lautoka Sugar Mill before docking at the Suva Kings Wharf.

“The second GenSet was offloaded on Wednesday May 9, at Suva’s Kings Wharf before Swire Shipping arranged transportation to Labasa on May 12,” she said.

“In relation to their operation, the GenSets are composed of a generator, which comes into action through combustion in the engine with the help of the alternator. In relation to the fuel for this type of equipment you can select between: diesel, gasoline, natural gas, biogas, among others.

“We are only in charge for the picking up container from its buyer and then dropping it to seller.  In this we also arranged transport.”

 

  •  Thursday 5pm             Truck loaded GenSet  from Suva wharf for Natovi
  •  Saturday 6am              Vessel left Natovi (Spirit of Love)
  •  Saturday Mid-day        Vessel Arrived at Nabouwalu
  • Saturday 5pm              GenSet reached FSC Labasa (truck)
  • Unloaded at FSC            Saturday afternoon.

 

The China Navigation Company (CNCo) is the wholly-owned, deep-sea shipping arm of the Swire group.

Headquartered in Singapore, the company has branches in 15 countries operating a global network of multipurpose liner, dry bulk and bulk logistics shipping services through its three business divisions – Swire Shipping, Swire Bulk and Swire Bulk Logistics.

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