Port Terminal Ltd Rebranded As Fiji Ports Terminal Ltd

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Fiji name to increase value of port as transportation hub: Sayed-Khaiyum

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Feb. 2, 2015) – Ports Terminal Limited has been rebranded to Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, in a move, Minister for Public Enterprise Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says places the organisation among the already well-established Fijian brands including Fiji Airways and Fiji Rugby.

Speaking at the unveiling of the new brand in Suva last night, Sayed-Khaiyum said the new name would further underline and complement achievements made by the organisation.

"It also means that apart from increasing the usual dollar value to it, it also increases the value of Fiji as a port. It also increases the value of Fiji as a transportation hub," he said.

"It increases the value of Fiji as a marketable destination and that is precisely what we have been trying to do in the past three to four years."

Sayed-Khaiyum acknowledged the efforts put in by Sri Lankan company and shareholder Aitken Spence PLC in honouring the partnership with the Fijian Government by improving services and operations at the two major ports in Suva and Lautoka.

"Enormous achievements have been made by this management company," he said.

"It has been a wonderful partnership, it has been a wonderful collaboration which has the levy that had been charged on containers coming into Fiji being lifted now which not only has financial benefits for exporters but also for importers."

He says partnerships of similar nature with credible companies that have a proven track record rooted in international best practices are the way to go.

The Fijian Government and Aitken Spence PLC partnership was established in August 2013.

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