Field Detail
Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code T-AFD-2.1.5
Sub-theme Transport
Sub-sub-theme Maritime
Name Average cost of shipping TEU (AU$) between largest country port and the Port of Suva, Fiji
Definition Affordibility (Domestic) - Cost of shipping one TEU between country's largest port and the port of Suva, Fiji Islands
Unit of Measure AU$
Assumptions Take an average of available quotes from freight companies
Limitations Some ports may receive considerable non-containerised cargo. Does not include break-bulk  (cars, steel, timber, farming vehicles etc – anything that cannot be containerised) or fuel freight costs (usually transported separately in tanktainers)
Purpose/Rationale High level assessment of the cost of intra-pacific freighting to main pacific shipping hub
Policy Linkages National Development plans
Preferred Data Sources Shipping agents
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
SPC Programme EDD
Unit AU$