Infrastructure of the Ports of Fiji

Infrastructure of the Ports of Fiji

The Fiji Islands have long been an important piece in the relations between Oceania and the Pacific players. With the steady development and progress of investments to Fiji and its neighbours, much of the infrastructure of the ports of Fiji has seen growth. In this blog, we look at the ports of Fiji and their facilities and capacities.

The major ports of Fiji include Suva, Laotuka, Levuka, Malau, and  Vuda,  Rotuma and Wairiki acting as secondary ports.  With its strategic placement in the south pacific, Fiji has become a great asset to the Pacific Forum Line that operates shipping lines between the twelve shareholder countries. With the growing demand for shipping facilities on a regional and global scale, the ports of Fiji need to aligned with the global trends and must be made available in terms of infrastructure.

The following includes the infrastructure of the main ports of Fiji; Suva and Laotuka.

Port of Suva

Port of LautokaThe largest of Fiji’s ports, the port of Suva is one of the busiest and acts as the maritime gateway to the capital of Fiji. Within the city of Suva, you are also linked with road and air communications allowing it to be quality player in the logistics game.

The following include the wharfs of the Port of Suva, as well as the facts pertaining to this major port and it’s capabilities

Wharf Length (Meters) Depth Alongside (Meters)
Overseas
Kings 492 11.6
Walu Bay 184 9.0
Princess 156 5.0
LOCAL
Muaiwalu I 30 4.5
Muaiwalu II 120 5.0
  • Position: 18 degrees -8S, 178 degrees -26E
  • 5 Berth Locations
    • Kings South; 11 m @ CD
    • Kings Central; 11 m @ CD
    • Kings North; 11 m @ CD
    • Walu Bay; 9 m @ CD
    • Princess; 4 m @ CD
  • Terminal Storage: 100000 TEU
  • Reefers: Number of outlets; Voltage:
  • Tankers: Discharge lines 8 in. diameter. Depths alongside 11 m @ CD. No residue discharge facility.
  • Density: Salt water, density 1025 approximately, no tide effect on density
  • Fresh Water: Available at all berths Delivery rate 30 t.p.h per hose. Hose diameter 75 mm
  • Stevedoring: Providing by FPCL’s subsidiary, Ports Terminal Limited.
  • Opening/Closing Hatches: By Ports Terminal Limited but ships crew may undertake at Master’s discretion.
  • Equipment – Gotwald Mobile Harbour Crane with lift of 15 TEU’s per hour, forklifts, Omega Spreaders. All gear is managed by Ports Terminal Limited

Port of Lautoka

Port of Suva

The port of Lautoka is the largest port fo handling large bulk cargo. The following includes information on the wharfs of Lautoka as well as its berth information.

Wharf Lenth (Metres) Depth Alongside (Metres)
OVERSEAS
Queens Wharf, West Quay 400 11.0
North Quay 78 7.0
Sugar and Woodchips Terminal 176 11.0
LOCAL
Queens Wharf, South Way 78 3.6
Queens Wharf, South Way 78 3.0
Kings Wharf 93 1.5
  • Maximum draft: 11 m @ CD
  • Terminal Storage: Capacity 40,000 TEUs
  • Reefers: Number of outlets X; Voltage:
  • Density: Salt water, density 1025 approximately, no tide effect on density
  • Fresh Water: Available at all berths Delivery rate 30 t.p.h per hose. Hose diameter 75 mm
  • Opening/Closing Hatches: By Ports Terminal Limited but ships crew may undertake at Master’s discretion.
  • Tug Boat: Available by South Sea Towage Limited at applicable rates
  • Pilot Boat: Available at Port of Lautoka

The port of Vuda is located within Lautoka and offers private facilities, especially for oil and gas tankers. The following berth date pertains to Vuda Port.

  • Maximum draft: 12 m @ CD
  • Tankers: Discharge lines 8 in. diameter. Depths alongside 42ft. No residue discharge facility.
  • Density: Salt water, density 1025 approximately, no tide effect on density
  • Fresh Water: Available at all berths Delivery rate 30 t.p.h per hose. Hose diameter 75 mm
  • Tug Boat: Available by South Sea Towage Limited, must be arranged from Suva prior to arrival.
  • Pilot Boat: Not available.

Data Credit: Fiji Ports, Investments FIji

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