Carpenters Shipping as an ISO quality certified business has maintained its reputation as the South Pacific’s best known and leading shipping & logistics operator renowned for making world wide connections to and from the Pacific.
Carpenters Shipping is an operating division of the Carpenter Group, which is the largest private sector enterprise in the Fiji.
Carpenters Shipping Core business includes: Shipping Agency, Customs Agency, Transport Haulage Operations, Airfreight Forwarding and Commercial Waste Disposal Services. In addition other ancillary services include: Local & International Courier Services, Heavy Equipment Transportation, General Bonded Warehouse & Central Freight Stations, Cargo Deconsolidation, Personal and household removals worldwide, Fridges & Coolers Facilities at Nadi Airport Branch.
The division prides itself on its market knowledge and long industry experience and together with its commitment to quality, provides an enhanced service to its principals and customers.
At present the division services an impressive portfolio of customers including large mining concerns, newspaper publishers, large scale manufacturers, fishing vessel owners, fresh produce exporters and a significant number of general importers and exporters in Fiji.
The division’s offices are strategically located in Fiji’s main sea and air gateways – the ports of Suva and Lautoka, and Nadi International Airport. It also operates sub-offices within the Suva and Lautoka port areas, thus facilitating excellent communication and speedy services to its agency vessels.
For number of years Carpenters Shipping has won the contract to provide agency services to sugar and molasses vessels calling Fiji during the sugar processing season and currently the only agents for fertilizer vessels. Husbandry services are provided to Navy Vessels calling Fiji ports from ports in French and Taiwanese.
In the area of cargo and passenger ship agency the division is the agent in Fiji for Hapag-Lloyd, China Navigation (NGPL-JSP), Kyowa Shipping, Mitsui OSK Line and N.Y.K.Lines. Fishing vessels represented are Partners Shipping, Toei Reefer Lines, Trans Pacific Service National Federation of Fisheries JPN – Zengyoren and Solander Fishing.
In airfreight forwarding the principal agent represented is C.T.Freight which is a large forwarder with the round the world connections, it is also a cargo agent for Korean Airlines, Wridgways – The worldwide Movers, Net International – Japan, Freights and Customs brokers, United Export – USA, ECU Line, Trans Pacific Freights Services PTY LTD, Total Logistics Solutions, ASM – International Freights, International Freights and Racer Freights – Sydney.
In the area of international courier Carpenters Shipping is the agent for Federal Express in Fiji.
Agencies in the area of Household Removals include Wridgeways Worldwide and NZ Vanlines.
It is an IATA (International Air Transport Association) Cargo Agent.
Carpenters Shipping is the Lloyd’s Agent in Fiji and acts as surveyors and settling agent for over 100 insurance companies around the world. It is the sub agent in Fiji for the British Admiralty Charts and Hydrographical publications.