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Quick Economic Recovery Trigger Increase In Container Volume

The progressive recovery of Fiji’s economy has contributed to an increase in container volume recorded by Fiji Ports Terminal Limited.
15 Jun 2022 15:40
Quick Economic Recovery Trigger Increase In Container Volume
Cargo Ship Southern Pearl (left) and Capitaine Wallis Berth in Suva Harour on June 14, 2022. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

The progressive recovery of Fiji’s economy has contributed to an increase in container volume recorded by Fiji Ports Terminal Limited.

Head of Corporate Services Salesh Kumar said for the month of May, container volume recorded was 17,447 Twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU).

Mr Kumar said this was an increase compared to container volume for April.

 

“There are various elements that could have influenced the increase in container volume. However, one of the significant contributors could be the progressive recovery of our economy,” he said.

According to Mr Kumar, 20 container vessels are scheduled to arrive this month.

Of the 20 container vessels, few of the container vessels arrived between June 1 – 10.

One of the five container vessel, KOTA HALUS arrived at Suva Port on June 1.

 

Mr Kumar said the container vessel offloaded 119 containers.

The vessel KOTA HALUS was built in 2002 with the gross tonnage of 13491 and currently sailing under the flag of Singapore.

Neptune owned container vessel Micronesia Pride was also on schedule and arrived at Suva Port on June 3.

 

“This vessel offloaded 253 containers at Suva Port,” he said.

Sailing under the flag of Antigua & Barbuda, container vessel Liloa II carried 40 cargo containers to Suva Port.

With a gross tonnage of 6264, Liloa II sailing at a speed of 13.6 knots and arrived at  Suva port on June 5.

Frequently calling to Fiji, container vessel Capitaine Wallis arrived at Suva Port on June 7.

 

Mr Kumar said this vessel offloaded 211 cargo containers at Suva and Lautoka Port.

With a gross tonnage of 5234, the vessel currently sails under the flag of Singapore.

Also arriving at Suva and Lautoka Port, Maersk Nadi offloaded 209 containers.

 

Feedback: laiseana.nasiga@fijisun.com.fj

 



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