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Solomon Islands positioning itself as a regional shipping hub

Staff Writer | October 18, 2017
The Solomon Islands Port Authority is entering a number of international patrnerships to transform Honiara into a regional trans-shipment hub.
Shipping   Honiara as a regional player
It has forged a new agreement with Washington-based tuna giant Tri Marine International to bring in more vessels to off-load fish there.

The company and shipping line Maersk are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Solomons government this week.

This will also see more Tri Marine vessels off-loading catch at Port of Noro, in the country's west, onto Maersk vessels.

The Port Authority said Maersk would provide training for locals to be employed under the new arrangements.

Meanwhile, the Solomon Star reports the Authority is in talks with one of Japan's largest container shipping companies.

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha wants to boost its cargo-holding capacity in the Solomons' capital.