Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Limited (MIFCO)’s 2,500MT ‘Jazeera Reefer’ has started its export operations.
The vessel was acquired in order to ease the export of fish through MIFCO and will be travelling to Thailand for its maiden voyage.
MIFCO stated that 7 reefer vessels have been chartered from abroad to export fish so far this year and acquisition of its own reefer will increase the efficiency of export operations and reduce expenditure. The company said the vessel will be used for both cold storage and export.
The expansion of MIFCO facilities in Kooddoo, Gaafu Alifu Atoll and Felivaru, Lhaviyani Atoll as well as the development of other facilities are currently ongoing to strengthen the fishing sector.