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Tuesday May 11th, 2021
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Sri Lanka exporters, importers battle high rates, box shortfalls to maintain trade lifelin...

Sri Lanka's exporters and importers are working against multiple global and domestic disruptions in logistics in the post Covid-19 period to keep expo...

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Uranium ship leaves Sri Lanka's Hambantota port

A ship loaded with Uranium bound for China which had docked at Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port for emergency repairs had left after authori...

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Evergreen ship blocking Suez Canal beginning to float helped by Super Moon

A ship blocking Suez canal has been refloated helped by rising tides after several days of work with tugs and dredgers, reports said.

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Sri Lanka exporters braced for delays, higher freight rates from Suez Canal shock

Sri Lanka's exporters and importers are braced for a spike in already high freight rates and delays amid rising fears that Suez Canal will be closed u...

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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 is blocking the way, its operat...

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 Melnichenko during a visit to t...

Sri Lanka's China-run port drives vessel lay-up business

Sri Lanka's China-run Hambantota Port said it is supporting a vessel lay-up business expanding the island's role as a ma...

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority can raise funds from stock market patriots for ECT: Minister

Sri Lanka Port Authority can raise capital from the Colombo Stock Exchange to build East Container Terminal if there is ...

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India did not nominate party for WCT, Sri Lanka says had direct talks with Adani

Sri Lanka had direct talks with Adani Ports group over giving a concession to build and operate Colombo Port's West Cont...

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Sri Lanka's China-run port sees RO-RO vehicle transshipment racing ahead

Sri Lanka's China-run Hambantota port, which is emerging as a RO-RO transshipment hub said it seeing rapid growth in veh...

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India says not associated with Sri Lanka’s WCT decision

The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka has disassociated itself with Colombo’s announcement suggesting that New Delhi...

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Sri Lanka will join India’s Adani Group to develop and operate the West Container Termin...

Sri Lanka will join hands with a giant Indian conglomerate in a Build, Operate and Transfer deal to develop the West Con...

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China's Sinopec unit says Sri Lanka bunkering made competitive, LMS first customer

Sinopec Fuel Oil Lanka Limited (SFOL), a unit of China's Sinopec group located in Hambantota port, is making Sri Lanka's...

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Sri Lanka withdrew from East Terminal deal due to dispute over terms: Minister

Sri Lanka withdrew from an agreement to jointly complete East Container Terminal in Colombo port with India and Japan du...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka forum on port development, investment or sale

Sri Lanka port development will be the focus of a forum conducted by Advocata Institute on February 12 amid attempts to ...

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Sri Lanka has not told India and Japan it is pulling out of Port deal

Sri Lankan government is yet to officially tell India and Japan that it is withdrawing from the trilateral agreement tha...

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Sri Lanka to offer West Terminal to India, Japan, ECT to stay with state agency

Sri Lanka will invite interested parties to develop a greenfield container terminal in Colombo port while a partially bu...

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India bluntly asks Sri Lanka to honour deal on East Container Terminal

“The commitment of Government of Sri Lanka in this regard has been conveyed several times in the recent past, includin...

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Port Unions call off strike on Mahinda’s assurances that ECT will not be given to foreig...

The coalition of Trades Unions protesting against the handing over of the East Container Terminal to a foreign company h...

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Sri Lanka will not sell or lease East Terminal: PM

Sri Lanka will not sell or lease the East Container Terminal Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said as trade union opposi...

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Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings profits soar amid pandemic disruptions

Profits at Sri Lanka's Expolanka Holdings Plc soared to 4.5 billion rupees in the December 2020 quarter, up from 15 fold...

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Sri Lanka to invite investors for BOT port warehouse complex

Sri Lanka's Minister of Ports and Shipping was given the go ahead to call investors to build a warehouse in the capital ...

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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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