Galoa becomes Fiji’s latest international port


Galoa Port in Fiji’s Bua province has been declared a new sufferance port of call – licensed and attended by Customs authorities for the loading and unloading of goods for the purpose of international trade – that can also accommodate international shipping vessels coming to Fiji. <!--more--><a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2403" title="Fiji-flag" src="" alt="" width="138" height="104" /></a>

The Galoa Channel has also simultaneously been declared a pilotage area.

The port is located halfway between Labasa and Nabouwalu in the country’s Northern Division and is connected through a feeder road to the Labasa – Nabouwalu Highway. Aurum Exploration Limited, the company which was awarded the contract to mine and extract bauxite in Nawailevu mining site in Bua for export purposes, has been named the port’s operator.

Galoa now joins five other ports that have already been declared sufferance ports in Fiji – Dravuni Wharf in Ono, Kadavu; Ellington Wharf in Ra; Denarau Port in Nadi, Yasawa-I-Ra in Yasawa; and Nabouwalu in Bua. Fiji’s seven international ports of call are: Suva Port, Lautoka Port, Levuka Port, Wairiki Port, Malau Port, Rotuma Port, and Savusavu Port.