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Tuesday September 21st, 2021
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Sri Lanka, India and Japan firms to invest in East Terminal: President

Several companies from India, Sri Lanka and Japan will invest in the East Container Terminal of Colombo Port President G...

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Bulk carrier MV Eurosun refloated in high tide: Sri Lanka Navy

MV Eurosun, a Liberian flagged vessel, which ran aground in shallows 5.5 nautical miles (10 kilometres) off Sri Lanka's ...

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority starts electronic payments to clear imports

State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority said payments for imports could now be made electronically through the internet.

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Aground bulk carrier MV Eurosun's hull not breached: Sri Lanka Navy

Sri Lanka Navy said it had not found a breach in the hull of MV Eurosun, a Liberian flagged 33,000 dead weight tonne bul...

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X-Press Pearl watched by India Coast Guard for oil spill off Sri Lanka

Indian Coast Guard vessels have the equipment to contain an oil spill

Si Lanka halts coastal fishing over X-Press Pearl pollution hitting 5,600 boats

Sea polluted with debris and plastic granules

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port diversifies into cement industry cargo

ECONOMYNEXT – Hambantota International Port (HIP) has handled its first shipment for the cement industry, enablin...

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Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port business diversifying, ship calls up

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port has seen a sharp increase in vessel calls in 2018 with its busin...

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Global player to run bunkering in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

ECONOMYNEXT – A global player in the bunkering business will be selected soon to supply ship fuel at Sri Lankaâ...

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Sri Lanka based Hayleys Advantis to manage Abu Dhabi container depot

Sri Lanka-based Hayleys Advantis said it had won a deal to manage a container depot in Abu Dhabi, built by UAE based Tru...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo Port container volumes up 13-pct to 7mn

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port has handled 7 million containers by December 30 2018, up 13.2 from a year earlier, the state po...

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Cargo throughput up 13-pct at Sri Lanka’s CICT facility

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) said it handled 2.65 million tw...

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Marella Cruises vessel calls at Sri Lanka's Colombo port

Marella Cruises vessel M V Marella Discovery had called at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port with complement of 1,732 passengers ...

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Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port enters vessel lay-up business

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port said it has attracted the first vessel for lay-up with a drillship to be moored at the port ...

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Sri Lankan freight forwarders see margin pressure from liner consolidation

ECONOMYNEXT – Consolidation among container shipping lines trying revive profitability is likely to squeeze profi...

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Sri Lanka’s Ports Ministry gets industry professional as secretary

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Parakrama Dissanayake, chairman of Sri Lank...

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Sri Lanka’s SAGT nearly doubles design capacity handling 2mn containers

ECONOMYNEXT – South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd (SAGT), Sri Lanka’s first private terminal in Colombo...

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CICT adds capacity for bigger ships at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port

ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) said it was buying more cranes that will enhance d...

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Sri Lanka port capacity crunch could lead to lost business

ECONOMYNEXT – Further delays in adding container handling capacity at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port, which is n...

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Investment opportunities seen in Sri Lanka’s logistics firms

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

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Indian shipping modernisation threatens Sri Lankan transhipment volumes

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

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