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Sunday June 23rd, 2024

Sri Lanka looks for investment for ship building, repairing in Oluvil commercial harbour

The port has not been in operation for almost a decade due to sand deposits at the entrance

June 11, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka seeks employment for seamen on Greek ships

PM seeks employment opportunities for Sri Lankans with shipping companies.

June 6, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka and India ferry to start on May 13 with tax breaks

India to reduce charges and costs by Rs25mn a month

May 5, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port volumes up 24-ct on Red Sea attacks

New ship-to-shore cranes at the ports East Container Terminal can further boost volumes

May 1, 2024 1 min read
Iran rescues 21 Sri Lanka sailors from storm tossed tanker

Cook Islands-flagged tanker had been caught in heavy storms

Sri Lanka to pilot pre-arrival processing of import shipments from May

"We plan on getting cargo information 48 hours before the departure of the ship from the foreign port,"

Sri Lanka's China-backed port starts container transshipment amid Red Sea crisis

The boxes arrived from Rotterdam and will be taken to Dubai

April 9, 2024 2 min read

KKS Port acquires Sri Lanka Cement Corp land

Kankasanthurai Port has acquired 23 acres and 12 perches of land belonging to Cement Corporation at 52 million rupees

April 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka container volumes surge 30-pct in Feb amid Red Sea troubles

Up to February 2024, transshipment volumes were up 27.2 percent

April 5, 2024 1 min read

Thailand explores Hambantota Port ahead of FTA, box handling

The port’s plans to commence its first phase of container operations was also discussed

April 1, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka port development taken new turn with China help: Prime Minister

"Colombo port will become a hub, a new developed port with financial instruments that could cater to new demands"

March 30, 2024 2 min read

Xi meets Sri Lanka PM as China eyes main Colombo airport development 

Prime Minister Gunawardena is on a six-day official visit to China

March 28, 2024 3 min read

EOIs to be called to select party to promote Sri lanka flagged ships

To promote the island as a location for registering merchant vessels.

March 26, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka - India ferry to multiple destinations mulled to cut costs

With the combination of governmental support, it is now possible to run the ferry

March 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to seek BOT investor for Galle leisure port

Mixed development projects would be set up on the filled land.

March 5, 2024 1 min read

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
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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

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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 port faces union opposition in increasing female workers: Minister

I am a great fan of gender equity

February 2, 2024 1 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

February 2, 2024 1 min read

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
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