China-run Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka setting up warehouses, distribution centres

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port, operated by China’s CM Ports group is setting up warehouses and distribution centres to strengthen its position as a regional logistics hub, a top official has said.

“Our full range of services include container handling, general cargo, Ro-Ro, passenger, bunkering, bulk terminal, gas and project cargo,” Ray Ren, chief executive of Hambantota International Port, was quoted as saying at a forum in Dubai.

“In addition to maritime services, we are well on the way to becoming a logistics hub in the region, with warehouses, storage areas and distribution centres being set up within the port premises.

“We are perfectly located to provide our customers with all the services that would make us one of the top multi-purpose ports in the world.”

Hambantota Port was nominated as the Multi-Purpose Port/Terminal of The Year 2020, at a Global Port Forum Awards in Dubai.

Mohammed Sharaf, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economics and Trade of UAE and a former Group chief executive of Dubai Ports World had presented to Sylesh Peerez, General Manager Operations of the port. Peerez has also been awarded the “The Port/Terminal Professional of The Year 2020”.

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