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New vessel to enhance outer island services

December 8, 2016 5:22 pm

Goundar Shipping now has a fourth vessel, the Lomaiviti Princess 4, to enhance its outer island services.

Company President George Goundar says the ship will be in service by next week and will link Savusavu, Taveuni, Rotuma, Suva, Koro and Kadavu.

“Its gonna provide a daily service, two trips a day between Natuvu and Taveuni so people who’s doing business in Labasa or Taveuni can do in either two of islands and be home by evening .Total cost of this project is one point four million Fijian dollars, that included the accommodation with the airfare, fuel cost and the maintenance we have done on the vessel.”

Goundar is also planning to bring in another two ships by next year.

Minister for Infrastructure and transport Praveen Kumar says the new Lomaiviti Princess 4 is an important component of the national transport network that links people and commerce.