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First sugar shipment rolls out next month

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Update: 4:30PM THE first sugar ship is expected to arrive in Fiji early next month, says FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan.

Mr Khan says a total of 30,000 tonnes of sugar is expected to be shipped out and of this figure, the Labasa Mill would be providing about 15,000 tonnes.

"The ship will leave for England a few days after it has loaded the sugar from both the Malau and Lautoka ports," he said.

"The second ship is expected around mid-September."

When asked about the operations of the Labasa Mill, Mr Khan said the mill had been performing well.

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