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Thursday February 29th, 2024

Japan trains Sri Lanka Coast Guard on oil spill response

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has trained 37 officers of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) on how to handle oil spills,

February 29, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's boat builders head to Dubai

Boat builders in Sri Lanka are headed to the Dubai International Boat show to showcase their capabilities

February 28, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka embarkation tax on ferry services cut: Corrected

Round trip ticket on ferry service between Sri Lanka and India will be reduced from 60 dollars to 5 dollars

February 20, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambantota Port eyes container transshipment

In 2024 we will be looking at container transshipment for which the port is now ready

February 14, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka's Colombo Port builds expertise to be key hub backed by US

The program will build human resources as the port aims to double capacity

Sri Lanka's China-run Hambantota Port sees higher oil and gas ship calls

Hambantota Port has seen steep increase in oil and gas vessels in 2023 helped by Sinopec's bunker operations,

January 31, 2024 1 min read

British ship HMS Spey arrives in Sri Lanka

HMS Spey, a 90.5m long Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) manned by a crew of 56, arrived at the port of Colombo

January 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees steep shipping cost rises amid Red Sea troubles

Import containers from East Asia had not gone up as much, so far

January 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka committed to regional stability President tells Middle East ambassadors

Government committed to safeguarding freedom of navigation and ensuring minimal adverse impact on Sri Lanka economy

January 12, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka sails in to the breach as ships by-pass Middle East over Houthi attacks

SLPA terminals have seen volumes rise as much as 80-pct

January 9, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to send Navy ship to counter Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Decision has been made to deploy ship from the Sri Lanka Navy to the Red Sea, contributing to the security of the region

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 4, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port says cruise calls rising

Over the year, 22 cruise ships had called at the port with 7,500 passengers.

December 28, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka domestic containers up in October as economy recovers

Transshipment volumes down in October

December 27, 2023 2 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka eyes $200 mln yearly from foreign ships

“We lose significant revenue because we don’t have ENCs" - Minister

November 25, 2023 2 min read

US DFC to lend US$553mn to JKH-Adani Sri Lanka terminal

US International Development Finance Corporation will invest 536 million US dollars in Colombo Ports West Terminal

November 8, 2023 1 min read
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US DFC to invest in Sri Lanka port, finance company

The investment in CDB will be with USAID

November 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambantota port RORO volumes up 25-pct to 500,000

Last year 500,000 mark was reached in November

October 28, 2023 1 min read

South Korea destroyer docks at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port

Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy aims to engage in region not only for trade and investment, but also defense cooperation

October 27, 2023 2 min read

India to Sri Lanka ferry service launched, second route planned

Second route from Rameswaram-Talaimannar planned to boost connectivity

October 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Palali airport, ferry service connect India more closely by air and sea

Flight operations between Madras and Palali, scheduled three times a week, have completed a total of 200 flights

October 10, 2023 2 min read

Haulmatic says Sri Lanka developed AI-backed platform will slash logistics costs

The firm says it is targeting the Asia Pacific markets from it Singapore office

October 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to buy floating pipes, OPBM spares from Yokohama Industries

The contract to supply 26 rubber pipes and spares for the OPBM was awarded to Yokohama Industrial Products Asia Pacific

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Port Authority has to consider strategic role: Chairman

It’s crucial that we approach this strategically and define our precise role in this sector

September 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka India industrial zone around Trinco, maritime links mooted

Sri Lanka to participate in The Global Maritime India Summit

September 24, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs confiscates 4.5 million illicit cigarettes, offers reward for whistleblowers

Reward of up to thirty percent of smuggled item's value offered

Apsara Rodrigo
September 13, 2023 1 min read
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