32,000 Tonnes Of Sugar To Be Ex­ported In The Sec­ond Ship­ment

Fiji Sun - - Weather / Tv, Movie Guide - SHRATIKA NAIDU EDITED BY: KATHRIN KR­ISHNA Feed­back: shratikan@fi­jisun.com.fj

The Fiji Sugar Cor­po­ra­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Ab­dul Khan has con­firmed that Fiji would be ex­port­ing a to­tal of 32,000 tonnes of sugar in the sec­ond ship­ment for this sea­son. “The sec­ond sugar ship­ment for this sea­son is ex­pected to be car­ried out on the 25th of this month and we are look­ing at ship­ping 32,000 tonnes of sugar,” Khan said. Mr Khan said the crush­ing sea­son was go­ing well in all the op­er­a­tional mills. “As of this Tues­day we have pro­cessed just 572,000 tonnes of cane and pro­duced just less than 60,000 tonnes of raw sugar,” he said.

“At this stage about 20,000 tonnes of sugar is es­ti­mated to be shipped out from Labasa Fiji Sugar Cor­po­ra­tion mill.”

He also said the rain in the past weeks though had af­fected the cane sup­ply in some of the mills. “How­ever, we have now seen some bet­ter weather and the sup­ply of the cane has im­proved, thus al­low­ing con­sis­tent mill oper­a­tions. “To date and con­sid­er­ing the dif­fi­cult sea­son due to the dam­age done by Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston, Lau­toka and Labasa have been per­form­ing well. “While con­sid­er­ing the per­for­mance of the mill com­pared to last year, Labasa mill is on par while Lau­toka and Rarawai mills have not been as good.”

He said at this stage they are mak­ing the first pay­ment be­ing the de­liv­ery pay­ment.

Bulk car­rier MV Equal­ity at the Malau Wharf in Labasa loading sugar for tthe Euro­pean mar­ket.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.