Ports Authority Tonga marks 16 anniversary

Tonga’s Ports of Authority (PAT) held a small ceremony to mark its 16th anniversary on the 16 February 2015 at the Head Office, Queen Salote Wharf Nuku’alofa.

In the past 16 years, PAT provided cost efficient effective and competitive services and facilities for port users and shippers.

‘’The board and staff of the Ports Authority Tonga are to be commended for their outstanding achievements in the past year,’’ General Manager Mosese Lavemai said in a statement.

‘’Our ports success is a win for us all, and a direct result of PAT’s commitment and support for critical port infrastructure projects. PAT’s infrastructure expansion support jobs, investment and economic development in every aspect for the Kingdom’s benefit’’, he further added.

In retrospect, PAT’s main mission is to enhance the long term value of (ports) business and to ensure its sustainability, by making remarkable profits returns.

“PAT’s operations are here for the long term,” remarked the General Manager.

In 2014, PAT has exceeded targets in operations, financial revenue and shareholder return. General Manager Lavemai also revealed that after 16 years the PAT is still growing stronger and expanding its ventures and infrastructure. Operating at international standard, one of the visible highlights of PAT’s success is the facilitating of incoming visits of ocean cruise liners over the last two years, when Vuna Wharf re-opened.

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