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

Another vessel within sight

June 25, 2021 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

June 23, 2021 1 min read

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.

June 19, 2021 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

June 17, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's China-built port asks importers to clear 5,000 cars, no demurrage

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port, operated by CM Ports of China has asked importers to clear over 5,000 vehicles that had bee...

April 25, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo port hit by India, Bangladesh lockdowns

Container transshipment business at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port has been hit by lockdowns in India and Bangladesh over Co...

Tania Madies
April 19, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo port swamped in 40,000 import boxes over Coronavirus

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port is swamped in over 40,000 containers after a Coroanvirus crisis disrupted economic activities a...

April 16, 2020 2 min read

As Coronavirus spreads in South Asia, Sri Lanka Navy, Air Force step up patrols

Sri Lanka's Navy and Air Force has stepped up maritime surveillance to keep out illegal entrants as Coronavirus spreads ...

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 12, 2020 2 min read

Laugfs Sri Lanka LPG tanker docks at China-run port in Hambantota

Gas Courage, a Sri Lanka registered liquefied petroleum gas tanker owned by Colombo-based by LAUGFS Maritime Services (P...

April 11, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-run port stocked up to oil Coronavirus hit Indian Ocean shipping

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port, run by China's CM Ports group with Chinese oil group Sinopec, has stocked up bunker oil to ...

April 8, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority gives Covid-19 hotlines to shippers, asks to take away containers

Sri Lanka's Ports Authority has asked importers to take away containers cleared by customs quickly and said concessions...

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 4, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka exempts ships from entry fees, demurrage, shippers from warehouse rents

Sri Lanka has exempted ships calling at ports from entry charges and demurrage during a Coronavirus curfew, while shippe...

March 27, 2020 1 min read

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

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port, operated by China's CM Ports group is setting up warehouses and distribution centres to str...

March 4, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka crew on Diamond Princess evacuated to India

Two crew members from Sri Lanka who were on board the Coronavirus hit Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has been eva...

February 27, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's Colombo Port needs US$1bn in investments: ADB

he development of the port in Sri Lanka's capital will require 1.03 billion rupees in investments until 2026, the Asian ...

February 25, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka asks Nigeria for release of 7 crew in arrested oil tanker

Sri Lanka has asked for the release of seven crew member of tanker MT Zeebrugge, which has been arrested by the Nigerian...

February 24, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka screens cruise ships for Coronavirus

Sri Lanka is screening passengers arriving in cruise ships as coronavirus infected persons were found on a liner in Japa...

February 6, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka East Terminal to operate in three months

Sri Lanka's government will make the Eastern terminal of the Colombo Port operational within 3-months, says Daya Ratnaya...

January 28, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka eyes tanks in China-run port to store fuel buffer stock

Sri Lanka's Minister for Power and Energy, Mahinda Amaraweera has asked officials to start talks with a Chinese company ...

January 16, 2020 1 min read

China terminal handles 40-pct of Sri Lanka's Colombo port box volume

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) said it handled 2.9 million TEUs (20-ft equivalent units) in 2019, an 8...

December 31, 2019 2 min read

Marella Discovery cruise liner calls on Colombo

Marella Discovery, the largest super-luxury ship of the Marella fleet, called on Colombo Port to boost Sri Lanka's touri...

December 30, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka seeking SAGT-style deal for Colombo's East terminal: PB Jayasundera

Sri Lanka is encouraging a build operate transfer style deal for Colombo's East terminal which may require over 500 mill...

December 20, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to get private investors for West terminal in Colombo

Sri Lanka will attract private investment into a planned West container terminal and study the feasibility of a 'cross-b...

December 15, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hambantota port sees more vehicle transshipment

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port, operated joint venture with China's CM Ports said it is seeing higher volumes of vehicle tr...

December 5, 2019 1 min read
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