March 29, 2013

Cabinet approves international operators to manage ports

Publish date/time: 27/03/2013 [16:01]

Cabinet has given approval for a partnership with international operators to manage the ports in Fiji.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said approval has been given for a well renowned port operator who also manages ports in Asia and Africa.

Sayed-Khaiyum said the name of the operator cannot be mentioned at this stage as they are still in the process of negotiating the final agreement.

He said this is expected to be complete by next week.

Sayed-Khaiyum added there are certain shipping companies who actually charge a levy to come into Fiji which affect the imports and exports negatively.

Therefore in order to overcome such issues it is good to have a partnership with international companies who can help manage the ports with the logistical expertise and technological benefit also.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

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