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Bound for Chinese Shores, Fiji Ships First Load of Bauxite in 2018

Bound for Chinese Shores, Fiji Ships First Load of Bauxite in 2018

The Fijian government announced earlier this week that its first load of bauxite this year is currently being loaded onto a cargo ship destined for the People’s Republic of China. Apete Soro, acting director of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources,...

Fiji Announces First Shipment of Bauxite Ore in 2017

The island nation of Fiji shipped its first batch of bauxite ore earlier this week. According to local media, William and Goslings Operations & Logistics loaded 70 thousand metric tons of bauxite aboard its vessel, the MV Ocean Merry, at the port of Galoa in the province of Bua, located on the western coast of […]

Fiji Government Yet to Release Bauxite Royalties

Fiji’s Ministry of Lands is awaiting permission from its permanent secretary before releasing FJ$600,000 (US$283,614) in royalties from bauxite mining activities to relevant landowners. Local media inquired as to the status of such funds with deputy secretary Malakai Nalawa after they say they had been given conflicting statements regarding the timetable for release of the […]

Fiji Confirms First Bauxite Shipment of the Year

The Fijian government confirmed its first shipment of bauxite in 2016 on Wednesday. Fiji’s Acting director of the Mineral Resources Department Apete Soro told local media that the first shipment of the year left the Fijian port of Bua last month, bound for refineries in the People’s Republic of China. “I can confirm that the […]

Fiji to Resume Bauxite Sales Next Month

The Fijian government confirmed this week that it will resume bauxite ore exports next month. A stagnant market for the ore has frustrated efforts to sell for the past year. According to Apete Soro, acting director for mines at the Department of Mineral Resources, the firm of Aurum Exploration Fiji Ltd has secured an overseas […]