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Sunday July 25th, 2021

Sri Lanka container volumes up 19-pct in May 2021

Transshipment containers grew 14 percent to 464,269 unit though down from 483,732 pre-Covid

3 min read

Sri Lanka shippers welcome ruling on extra import freight charges

Delivery order fees capped

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Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambantota port volumes up 186-pct in 2021 first half

Cargo handled was 1,206,425 metric tonnes up from 420,421 metric tonnes a year ago.

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SriLankan Airlines loses Rs58bn to Feb 2021 amid Coronavirus

Accumulated loses rise to Rs384bn

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Sri Lanka's Mattala Airport gets international health certificate

Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport received ACI accreditation on January 11.

Sri Lanka detectives drop another bombshell in X-Press Pearl probe

More communication records missing

SriLankan gets top health rating from airline safety group

In January 2021 SriLankan was also awarded a “Platinum” standard for its extra safety measures and hygiene precautio...

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

X-Press Pearl - Sri Lanka's shipping agents group explains background on dangerous cargo

Most ships routinely carry hazardous cargo subject to rules

8 min read

Boxship MSC Messina hit by engine room fire after leaving Sri Lanka

Another vessel within sight

1 min read

Nihal Keppetipola takes over as Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority

He had been managing director of the agency and Harbhour Master in Colombo

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Sri Lanka links some turtle deaths to X-Press Pearl fire, whale death probed

Some fish coming ashore have also had plastic nurdles (polypropylene granules) that had spilt from the ship.

Imesh Ranasinghe

5 min read

X-Press Pearl fully sunk off Sri Lanka, sonar search planned for lost containers

Navigation warning lights to be installed to warn other ships

2 min read

X-Press Pearl chemicals likely to get diluted off Sri Lanka seas: official

Plastics collection is a key focus

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Sri Lanka arrests X-Press Pearl captain under pollution law, seeks IMO expertise

IMO expertise also sought

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Sri Lanka seeks US$40mn in interim damages from X-Press Pearl

Expert Committees to assess longer term damage

1 min read

Partially sunken X-Press Pearl off Sri Lanka leaching grey material into sea

Vessel carried over 800 tonnes of caustic soda and also urea

2 min read

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Sri Lanka to probe spill-like satellite images of X-Press Pearl wreck: Minister

Up to June 09 no oil spill was reported on the vessel that carried sodium hydroxide

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Sri Lanka should modernise maritime policy, review role of shipping agents: Shippers' Council

Maritime conventions have to be ratified, firefighting and other services upgraded

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Sri Lanka scrapes 1,075 tonnes of X-Press Pearl waste off shores

"We are doing a complete study (adyanayak) about the incident."

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X-Press Pearl: Sri Lanka forms expert groups for environmental, economic costs

To get maximum compensation and channel to affected persons

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Sri Lanka Shippers Council calls for independent probe into X-Press Pearl fire

Impartial investigation particularly keeping politics and geopolitics aside

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X-Press Pearl which carried caustic soda sinks slowly off Sri Lanka, no oil spill yet

Oil watch continues as bow bow goes under water

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Sri Lanka recovers X-Press Pearl black box, chief officer questioned on stowage plan

Police have questioned the captain, chief engineer and deputy chief engineer

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Sri Lanka former PM calls for parliamentary select committee on X-Press Pearl disaster

"People have a right to know how the ship caught fire and why it could not be extinguished."

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Sri Lanka official on X-Press Pearl fire: loading conflicts on dangerous goods are usually detected

Goods have to be correctly declared for safe stowage

3 min read

Sri Lanka says X-Press Pearl insurers have agreed to interim compensation

It is uncertain whether there is any oil on board

2 min read

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