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Fiji May Experience Disruptions From Shanghai, Singapore

The logistical chain between Shanghai Singapore and Fiji may experience some disruptions because of movement restrictions imposed to control the outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The movement restrictions were imposed between March 28 to April 5, which led to some shipping disruptions.
13 Apr 2022 17:01
Fiji May Experience Disruptions From Shanghai, Singapore
Cargo ship Capitaine Tasman berthed at Suva Harbour on April 6, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The logistical chain between Shanghai Singapore and Fiji may experience some disruptions because of movement restrictions imposed to control the outbreak of COVID-19 cases.

The movement restrictions were imposed between March 28 to April 5, which led to some shipping disruptions.

Fiji Ports Terminal (FPTL) head of corporate services, Salesh Kumar said a disruption in the supply chain, the effect will be felt by all stakeholders in the supply chain.

 

“Similarly, if the port operations are affected due to COVID 19 outbreak, it could have an impact on the logistical chain between the mentioned destination and Fiji Ports.”

Mr Kumar said only one container ship from Shanghai is scheduled to sail to Fiji every month.

Meanwhile, FPTL recorded 23,838 units of cargo from the month of March.

 

Mr Kumar said the container volume was recorded after 20 container vessels and four vehicle carriers that arrived in March.

“These are positive signs in terms our economic recovery.”

Another 20 container vessels are scheduled to arrive this month at Port of Suva.

 

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