Fiji Time: 7:16 PM on Saturday 29 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Wharf security strengthened

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SECURITY at the Queen Elizabeth Wharf in Lautoka has been further strengthened with the introduction of new CCTV surveillance cameras at the port.

While commissioning the new upgraded security cameras, Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said the new surveillance system would take the port to international standards.

"We understand the importance of ports in Fiji," he said.

"It is the gateway for our trade, it is the gateway for our inter-connection with foreign countries.

"Even though we have an international airport, it mostly focuses on passengers so our ports were very important for exporting cargo.

"About 95 per cent of our cargo goes through ports."

He said to cater to the high reliance on local ports, technology needed to be of the highest calibre.

"It is very important that we install or put in place technology that overlooks the wharf and also takes us to international standards which is very important.

"There are a lot of developments going in the Western Division, and there are a lot of containers going through Lautoka, for example, the Fiji Water containers which are delivered to the United States and for a country like the US, they have high international standards and regulations when it comes to transnational link and we need to meet those international standards."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. In the hot seat
  2. Tuqiri leaves Rabbitohs as champion
  3. E-ticketing under scrutiny
  4. The way forward for Fiji players
  5. 7s team adapts well in Dubai
  6. Biman stays
  7. $60m profit outlook
  8. Glamorous fundraiser
  9. Heroes give emergency response equipment
  10. Sewing machines to help women

Top Stories this Week

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)
  2. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  3. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  4. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  5. Indecent jokes warning Wednesday (26 Nov)
  6. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Jail terms for former Post Fiji executives Monday (24 Nov)
  8. LTA fires corrupt 4 Thursday (27 Nov)
  9. Speaker changes her tune Friday (28 Nov)
  10. Man behind the change Wednesday (26 Nov)