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Logistics

Suez canal shipping suspended amid efforts to re-float grounded Evergreen vessel

Ship traffic across the Suez canal has been suspended as efforts are made to dislodge an Evergreen container ship that i...

March 26, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's China-run port eyes fertilizer transshipment with Russian billionaire

Sri Lanka's China-run Hambantota Port has discussed fertilizer transshipment with Russian billionaire Andrey Igorevich M...

March 26, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Adani-WCT terminal is a private deal without tender, not govt-to-govt: opposition

Handing over the West Container Terminal of Sri Lanka's Colombo port to Adani group is not a government-to-government co...

March 20, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka container transshipment down 3.3-pct, domestic down 14.4-pct

Container throughput at Sri Lanka's ports fell 5.2 percent to 6.85 million twenty foot equivalent unit in 2020 with a st...

March 18, 2021 1 min read

Investment opportunities seen in Sri Lanka’s logistics firms

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s logistics businesses offer attractive investment opportunities both among specia...

December 13, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines carbon emissions higher in 2018

Efficiency of SriLankan Airlines flights have fallen in 2018, and is contributing more towards carbon emissions, but was...

December 11, 2018 2 min read

Fitch downgrades SriLankan Airlines' govt-guaranteed bonds to 'B'

ECONOMYNEXT – Fitch Ratings said it has downgraded the rating on SriLankan Airlines Limited's (SLA) USD175 millio...

December 5, 2018 3 min read

Cruise ship calls grow strongly at Sri Lanka port

ECONOMYNEXT – Calls by cruise ships have grown strongly at Sri Lanka’s main port of Colombo this year with...

December 5, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines security lapses glossed over: witness

ECONOMYNEXT - Security lapses at state-owned SriLankan Airlines operations, including through controversial Rakna Araksh...

November 29, 2018 3 min read

China Harbhour Engineering wins deal to expand Sri Lanka port anchorage

China Harbhour Engineering Company has been selected to expand the deep water anchorage capacity at a container terminal...

November 22, 2018 1 min read

Civil Aviation ministry secretary appointed Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

ECONOMYNEXT – G. S. Vithanage, Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, has been appointed chai...

November 14, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port volumes up 14.9-pct by Sept

ECONOMYNEXT - Container volumes at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port rose 14.9 percent to 5,223,292 twenty foot equivalent units ...

November 12, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka looks to raise port charges

Sri Lanka is looking to raise charges and get more revenue from port services, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samar...

November 7, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port gets new gear for heavy load handling

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Chinese-run Hambantota port on the south coast has got new equipment designed to...

November 6, 2018 1 min read
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SriLankan Airlines traffic falls as newcomer steals market share

ECONOMYNEXT- State-owned national carrier SriLankan Airlines brought 641,634 tourists to the country in 2017, down 2.1 p...

November 5, 2018 4 min read

Sri Lanka Air Force to develop Palali airport for commercial flights

Sri Lanka's air forces had been given the go ahead to upgrade Palaly airport in Jaffna, for commercial flights in a bid ...

October 26, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lankan private bonded warehouses allowed to clear LCL cargo

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka is allowing privately-held warehouses to clear goods imported in less than a container load of ca...

October 23, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka-India air liberalisation not fully exploited by domestic carriers

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka has not been able to fully capitalise on the near-monopoly position it holds on the Sri Lanka-In...

October 17, 2018 1 min read

Sri Lanka state airline to fly to Europe after finding partner: Tourism Minister

State-run SriLankan Airlines plans to find a joint venture partner by end 2018 and will resume flight to Europe, Tourism...

October 5, 2018 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines says named world's most punctual airline

ECONOMYNEXT - SriLankan Airlines said it has been named the world’s most punctual airline in September 2018, acco...

October 5, 2018 1 min read

SriLankan Catering services used free of charge for political, social events

ECONOMYNEXT-The profitable catering arm of the loss-making state-owned national carrier SriLankan Airlines had supplied ...

October 4, 2018 2 min read

Indian shipping modernisation threatens Sri Lankan transhipment volumes

ECONOMYNEXT – The modernisation of Indian ports and liberalisation of regulations could threaten the container tr...

October 4, 2018 2 min read

Sri Lankan new car importers call for controls on competition

ECONOMYNEXT – Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) has urged Sri Lanka’s government to regulate vehicle...

October 4, 2018 5 min read

China State Construction Engineering wins Sri Lanka’s airport terminal deal

ECONOMYNEXT – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. has won a contract to build a pre-fabricated ...

October 3, 2018 1 min read