A rental automobile enterprise is feeling the pinch of elevated freight charges on imported objects as the prices for automobile elements have additionally elevated.

Lately transport firms similar to Neptune Pacific Direct Line had introduced a rise in its freight charges because the demand for transport providers had elevated.

The rise was due to unprecedented demand for transport providers from Asia to the South Pacific Islands.

Car provider Morning Cherry anchored at Suva Port on March 14, 2022.

A rental automobile enterprise is feeling the pinch of elevated freight charges on imported objects as the prices for automobile elements have additionally elevated.

Lately transport firms similar to Neptune Pacific Direct Line had introduced a rise in its freight charges because the demand for transport providers had elevated.

The rise was due to unprecedented demand for transport providers from Asia to the South Pacific Islands.

 

Businessman Deo Narayan mentioned such enhance would impression companies in Fiji.

Working over 10 years, Shamals Leases have been providing providers of hiring automobile leases.

Recently, Mr Narayan have famous a rise within the worth of automobile elements in native automobile sellers.

 

“Earlier than, the price for a automobile bumper can be between $100- $150 relying on the kinds of vehicles you’ve got however now, once I verify the value, it has elevated $200 – $250.”

“Similar factor taking place to once you’re in search of the automobile bonnets which the value has elevated.”

“We’ve automobile tires which are imported and the value have additionally elevated.”

“These are simply a number of the objects that the place costs have elevated as we imported these from abroad,” Mr Narayan mentioned.

 

Lately, Mr Narayan had bought a Toyota Fielder from Japan.

Whereas he waits for the car to reach in Fiji, he mentioned the cargo was delayed for 2 months.

“I used to be advised that the car would arrive by finish of January however the cargo simply stored getting delayed.

Now I used to be advised that the car will probably be loaded onto the vessel on March 16 so I ought to be capable to have the car delivered by April 4. Including to this, cargo costs have elevated,” Mr Narayan mentioned.

 

Suggestions: laiseana.nasiga@fijisun.com.fj