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Partially sunken X-Press Pearl off Sri Lanka leaching grey material into sea

Vessel carried over 800 tonnes of caustic soda and also urea

June 11, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka to probe spill-like satellite images of X-Press Pearl wreck: Minister

Up to June 09 no oil spill was reported on the vessel that carried sodium hydroxide

June 10, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka should modernise maritime policy, review role of shipping agents: Shippers' Council

Maritime conventions have to be ratified, firefighting and other services upgraded

June 9, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka scrapes 1,075 tonnes of X-Press Pearl waste off shores

"We are doing a complete study (adyanayak) about the incident."

June 9, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambanota port gets STS cranes for bulk cargo

HIP to almost double productivity levels, with the new cranes

Sri Lanka's Colombo port ranked 22 in world, 1 in South Asia

In the next 2 to 5 years the two terminals will add 7 million TEUS in capacity

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

Sri Lanka's Colombo container volumes up 5.1-pct in Sept 2019

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port has handled 604,400 container in September 2019, up 5.1 percent from a year earlier, with weak ...

November 24, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port, vocational outfit train youth for harbour jobs

The Chinese-run Hambantota International Port (HIP) in southern Sri Lanka said it has tied up with a vocational training...

November 20, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Expolanka in Rs830mn Sept quarter loss

Sri Lankan logistics group Expolanka Holdings lost 830 million rupees in the September 2019 quarter compared with a prof...

November 7, 2019 1 min read

Costa Cruises begins Indian Ocean fortnightly cruises to Sri Lanka

Italy-based Costa Cruises has kicked of the first of a series of fortnightly cruises to Western India, Maldives and Colo...

November 7, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceyline group to buy bulk carrier

Ceyline Holdings, a diversified Sri Lankan maritime business group, plans to get into ship owning with the acquisition o...

November 6, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka lifts floor barrier for bonded warehouses

Sri Lanka's finance minister Mangala Samaraweera proposed to lift the requirement for a minimum 50,000 square feet (abou...

October 18, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hambantota port in deal with NYK to tranship vehicles

Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) said it recently entered into an agreement with Japanese shipping conglomerat...

October 17, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka hub status grows despite direct mainline calls to Indian ports

Sri Lanka's Colombo port status as a container hub is growing despite shipping lines making direct calls to Indian ports...

October 9, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Hambantota port says how automation, new system improved business

A new terminal handling system and moves towards automation has helped Sri Lanka's Hambantota port improve business, a s...

October 7, 2019 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to buy fourth gantry crane from China's Zhenhua

State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority has been cleared to buy a fourth gantry crane from China's Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy In...

September 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo transshipment shrink as India imports plunge

Container transshipment volumes at Colombo Port in Sri Lanka contracted 2.9 percent in July 2019 from a year earlier to ...

September 24, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Mercantile Shipping to sell ships for Rs1.8bn to repay debt

Sri Lanka's Mercantile Shipping Company is to sell two cargo ships owned by a subsidiary, Mercantile Emerald Shipping (P...

September 20, 2019 1 min read

Colombo Dockyard gets third pilot launch order from Sri Lanka port

State-run Sri Lanka Port Authority is to award a deal to build a pilot vessel to Colombo Dockyard Plc, a Colobo publicly...

September 18, 2019 1 min read

China-run Hambantota port in Sri Lanka links with Thailand's Ranong

Sri Lanka's China managed Hambantota Port has inked a deal with Thailand's Ranong port with a view to developing shippin...

September 16, 2019 2 min read

Improved ports, airports help Sri Lanka better use trade deals

Improving transportation and logistics infrastructure will help Sri Lanka better use existing and planned free trade agr...

September 9, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka port terminal co-operation mooted to ease congestion

Worsening congestion at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port could be eased with more co-operation among its competing cargo termi...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Germany presses for lifting Sri Lanka foreign ownership limits in logistics

German logistics companies are keen to invest in Sri Lanka, given its location and transport infrastructure, but want fo...

August 30, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to proceed cautiously on shipping liberalisation

Sri Lanka is keen on liberalizing shipping agency businesses and freight forwarding to promote more foreign investment b...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

French firms eye investments in Sri Lanka, envoy says

French companies are looking for investment opportunities in Si Lanka, the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Eric Lavert...

August 22, 2019 1 min read
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