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Goundar Shipping Limited To Operate From Natovi Jetty

"GSL had advertised on Saturday inviting Expression of Interest for the supply of 60-seater buses to transport passengers from Suva to the Natovi Jetty."
13 Feb 2019 11:00
Goundar Shipping Limited To Operate From Natovi Jetty

All of Goundar Shipping Limited’s 5 ro-ro (roll on/roll off) passenger vessels will soon be operating from  the Natovi  Jetty with no changes to their schedules.

This was confirmed yesterday by senior master of the GSL fleet captain Inoke Ratotodro.

Captain Ratotodro said they understood there were plans to upgrade the Muaiwalu Jetty by Fiji Ports Corporation Limited.

“This will definitely affect the operation at the jetty. Whether this will be in stages or in one go, only Fiji Ports can give an answer,” Captain Ratotodro said.

“We need to be proactive thus the shift to Natovi,” he said.

GSL had advertised on Saturday inviting Expression of Interest for the supply of 60-seater buses to transport passengers from Suva to the Natovi Jetty.

On the advertisement GSL wanted a supply of 15 , 60-seater busses.

It outlined  that the bus will be hired for routes including Suva to Natovi, Suva to Labasa via Natovi and Suva to Savusavu via Natovi.

“I understand there will be a meeting to discuss this issue, but in the meantime we want to get ourselves organised,” he said.

“The shipping operators have been consulted on shipping routes. Our views have been heard we cannot and are not in a position to decide on this matter when the new route will be in effect.

“As a business we will always explore new areas to service.

“We are currently utilising two busses; one from Savusavu to Natuvu and the other from Savusavu to Labasa.

“We have been approaching land owners at Burelevu for a piece of foreshore land to lease and to construct a jetty.

“sWe hope to operate from the vicinity but, we have no luck yet.”

The Expression of Interest closes Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5pm

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