Port of Suva

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Overview: Port of Suva


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Port of Suva is Fiji’s largest, busiest and biggest container and general Port providing the maritime gateway to the country’s capital city of SuvaSuva is a picturesque city with a harbour nestled in the position of 18 degrees -8 South, 178 degrees -26 East.

Transport and communication infrastructure are of a high quality and standard comparable with Australia and New Zealand with easy access to major shipping lanes criss crossing from the US or Asia to Australia and New Zealand, easily making Fiji a suitable Port to hub for the South Pacific. (Fiji Ports,2023)

Video: Fiji Ports Terminal


Layout of Port of Suva


Aerial View of Port of Suva

Diagram of Port of Suva e1697496350111

List of Wharfs and Berths

  1. Kings Wharf: Length – 492 metres | 3 Berths: Kings South; Kings Central; Kings North; 11 Meters
  2. Walu Bay: Length – 189 metres | 1 Berth: Walu Bay; 9 Meters
  3. Princess Wharf: Length – 163metres | 1 Berth: Princess; 4 Meters

 

Location: Suva Port

History of Port of Suva


Kings Wharf Wooden Construction Year 1910 - 1918

Construction of the Kings Wharf began in 1912 to replace the smaller Queen’s wharf at Pier Street, the wharf was a wooden structure which serviced Fiji and the Pacific Islands for nearly 50 years.

In 1961 the wharf entered the era of concrete deck and piles with additional cargo sheds being built.

By early 1970’s Suva Wharf was a bustling centre with the arrival of container and roll-on, roll off services. With the imposed additional constraints bringing with it technological advancement, reconstruction and redesign of the wharf was necessary. Work began in October 1982 to cater for this but the shipping industry continued to evolve with Lift-On and Lift Off advancement, by late 1990’s MPAF had to begin planning again for Port Infrastructure.

October 2005 was the completion of FPCL’s $31 million upgrading and rehabilitation works on the wharf structure including a life line section designed to withstand high seismic activity.

Additional Photos

Kings Wharf c.1950s Source Fiji Museum P32.4149 Kings Wharf c.1950 Source Fiji Museum

References

  • Fiji Museum (1929). “King’s Wharf Suva 1929” [Photograph]. Fijian History. Link
  • Fiji Museum (1952). King’s Wharf c.1950s [Photograph]. Fijian History. Link
  • FPTL (2020, January 1). Port of Suva. Fiji Ports. Retrieved October 17, 2023, from Link

Additional Sources of Information

  • 2011 FPCL Newsletter – PDF
  • 2012 FPCL Newsletter – PDF
  • 2013 FPCL Newsletter – PDF
  • 2014 FPCL Newsletter – PDF
  • 2015 FPCL Newsletter – PDF
  • 2017 FPCL Newsletter – PDF
  • 2018 Wavu-News-Issue – PDF
  • 2019 Wavu-News-Issue – PDF
  • 2020 Wavu-News-Issue – PDF
  • 2020 Wavu-News-Issue – PDF
  • 2021 Wavu-News-Issue – PDF
  • 2022 Wavu-News-Issue – PDF

 

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