A 50-year milestone
An Air Niugini Fokker 70 aircraft is carrying the logo of New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. The logo was unveiled during a recent ceremony at Hoskins airport, attended by NBPOL, Air Niugini and the local community.
NBPOL started operations in West New Britain half a century ago and its plantations now cover 83,000 hectares of oil palm in six locations: West New Britain, Ramu Valley, Milne Bay, Poliamba and Higaturu in Papua New Guinea and the Guadalcanal Province in the Solomon Islands.
Apart from oil palm, NBPOL also has sugar plantations, cattle, refineries and oil palm seeds – employing thousands of Papua New Guineans.
Logo lineup … (from left) general manager of Poliamba Oil Palms, Roland Soupa; NBPOL country manager, Robert Nilkare; general manager, Harry Brock; board members Ernie Gangloff and Sir Brown Bai; and Air Niugini’s Dominic Kaumu.