PORT OF SUVA
There are five ports of entry in Fiji, namely: Suva, Lautoka, Levuka, Wairiki, and Malau. Other ports and deep-water anchorages frequently used are at Savusavu and Vuda Point. All customs, immigration and quarantine facilities are available in the above ports of entry. FPTL is empowered to manage and perform cargo handling activities in Fiji at the two main international ports of Suva and Lautoka. Approximately 95% of Fiji’s imports and exports are handled through these two facilities.
PORT OF SUVA
Port of Suva is Fiji’s largest and busiest international port which provides its services to passenger, container, general cargo, tanker and diplomatic vessels. The port is equipped with 24/7 Pilotage facilities, stream anchorage, deep berths, shore cranes, and warehouses. The border control agencies, Customs and Bio Security are also located inside the port facility and provide their services to the port users.
The Suva Port has a total land area of around 6.6 ha and an approach channel with a minimum depth of 60 meters and with a width of 450 meters. In the inner harbor turning basin, ships up to 350 meters can be maneuvered. The allowable maximum dead weight for any particular vessel is 68,456 Tons.
Suva Port has three alongside berthing facilities with a maximum depth of 12 meters and has the capacity to accommodate 3500 TEUs container or handy-max sized general cargo vessels.
The 496 Meter Kings Wharf is the main berth offered to the large vessels that call in Suva. Approximately 300 meters of this berth is constructed as a modern quay facility whilst 195 meters still remain on piles.
Further, Walu Bay is annexed to the King's Wharf as a cross berth where the vessels under 9 meters of the draft and 28.5 meters of the beam are accommodated. Princess Wharf is also another cross berth operated by FPCL which mainly caters for the fishing and smaller ships plying in the region.
Summary of Wharf facilities at the Port of Suva:
PORT OF LAUTOKA
Lautoka is the second largest port of entry in Fiji and handles the bulk of Fiji’s sugar and woodchips exports along with a considerable volume of containerized and general cargo. The border control agencies, Customs and Bio Security are also located inside the port facility and provide their services to the port users.
The major cargo commodities being handled in the Port of Suva are containers, automobiles, general cargo, wheat, and clinker.
The Lautoka Port has a total land area of around 2 ha. The approach channel is capable of catering vessels with a maximum draft of 10.5 meters. Minimum depth alongside container berth is 11.5 meters and maximum permissible draft alongside cargo berth is 10.5 meters. The height of the berth from the water level is 3.5meters.
Lautoka port has three alongside berth facilities with a maximum depth of 11 meters and has the capacity to accommodate 2800 TEUs container or handy-max sized general cargo vessels. The 295 Meter Queens Wharf is the main berth offered to the large vessels that call at Lautoka. Approximately 150 meters of this berth is constructed as a modern quay facility whilst 140 meters still remain on piles.
North Quay is operated by FPCL and Fiji Sugar/Woodchips Terminal is operated by the respective companies.
Summary of Wharf facilities at the Port of Lautoka: