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Ports Projects Increase In Container Volume

In September, he said a total of 14,845 TEU’s of container volume was recorded. "Some fluctuations were noted in trade volumes, however, this is dependent on local consumption and economic activities. Slowdown of economy due to impact of the pandemic and other factors are also affecting the cargo/container volumes and we envisage that easing of restrictions will facilitate its recovery."
08 Dec 2021 10:20
Ports Projects Increase In Container Volume
Cargo ship, Sungkiano berth at Kings Wharf. Fiji Ports Terminal expects containe volume to pick up. Words: Laiseana Nasiga. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Container/cargo volume this month is projected to increase.

According to Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, the expected increase is based on container volume trend recorded in previous years.

However, Head of Corporate Service Salesh Kumar said container volume for last month had decreased.

 

“This decreased compared to last year November, however remained consistent compared to last month.”

He added that a total of 26 container vessels had arrived last month offload a total of 13800 TEU’s of container.

Mr Kumar said three car carriers are expected to arrive this month.

 

Trade Volume
In September, he said a total of 14,845 TEU’s of container volume was recorded.

“Some fluctuations were noted in trade volumes, however, this is dependent on local consumption and economic activities.”

“Slowdown of economy due to impact of the pandemic and other factors are also affecting the cargo/container volumes and we envisage that easing of restrictions will facilitate its recovery.”

 

With businesses slowly returning to some form of normalcy, Mr Kumar added that the easing of COVID restrictions would provide more trade opportunities.

He said more trade opportunities would immensely contribute towards normalising the supply chain.

“Enhancing confidence in shipping liners to call our ports. Further, the opening of boarders will increase and regularise the cargo/container volumes transitioning our ports,” said Mr Kumar.

 

He said 19 container vessels are scheduled to arrive in December.

 

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Feedback: laiseana.nasiga@fijisun.com.fj



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