We’re proud to work with Fiji Ports Corporation Limited to support plans to upgrade Lautoka Wharf, with a feasibility study an important first step to determine requirements.
Lautoka Wharf is managed by Fiji Ports Corporation Limited and plays a crucial role in inter-island shipping in Fiji’s Western Division. It currently facilitates more than 30 vessels which transport goods and passengers between Lautoka and Fiji’s smaller islands.
Fiji’s second largest port
Fiji’s largest port for bulk cargo
Fiji has both 5 and 20 Year National Development Plans, with one of its goals to provide safe, efficient, reliable and affordable shipping services. With Lautoka Wharf experiencing an increase in traffic and sediment build-up in the harbour basin, upgrades are essential to meet the future needs of operators and communities.
The wharf’s feasibility study comprises an assessment of current conditions, operations and facilities at the wharf including Kings Jetty, the barge landing area, berths, sheds, warehouses and cargo handling equipment; an assessment of proposed barge landing and shipbuilding facility development options; and obtaining approvals from local authorities. The study will enable better and more effective engineering design during the project’s next stage.
Our financing packages includes a grant of AUD380,000 to Fiji Ports Corporation Limited.