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Saturday November 27th, 2021

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port hit by Coronavirus as Covid-19 cases top 12,700

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port and the Department of Customs has been hit by Coronavirus as total cases went up and several Co...

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Sri Lanka opposition claims administration going back on ECT promise

Opposition legislator Harsha de Silva claimed that the government was planning to bring in an Indian party to operate a ...

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Sri Lanka starts operations at East Container Terminal in Colombo

State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority has started container operations at a new partially built terminal in Colombo that w...

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New Diamond Owners agree to pay an initial claim made by Sri Lanka - AG

Lawyers representing the stricken MT New Diamond crude oil tanker have agreed to settle the initial claim made by the go...

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Sri Lanka's SAGT orders more twin lift cranes STS cranes, raising capacity

Terminal is constrained by yard space, capping output

Sri Lanka cleans up beaches, says X-Press Pearl did not inform of any acid leak

Two ports had denied permission to offload cargo, which caught fire off Colombo

Sri Lanka’s Hemas group eyes overseas business with logistics centre JV

Sri Lankan conglomerate Hemas Holdings is looking to expand regionally with its new logistics centre housing a container...

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Merged Japanese shipping line ONE starts Sri Lanka calls

Ocean Network Express (ONE), a Japan-based shipping line, has begun calling at Sri Lanka's Colombo, port.

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Sri Lanka port deal with China deadlocked over island dispute: report

A Chinese state firm is holding back a part payment of 585 million US dollars for Hambantota Port over a unresolved issu...

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Sri Lanka port expansion delays cause concern: Hemas

ECONOMYNEXT – Delays in further expanding Colombo port with the addition of more container terminals is a cause f...

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Sri Lanka Colombo Port volumes up 16.2-pct in 1Q, fastest after Singapore

Containers handled at Sri Lanka's Colombo port grew 16.2 percent from a year earlier to 1.7 million twenty foot equivale...

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority profits sharply up in 2017

State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority said it had made 13.3 billion rupees of profits in 2017, up from 1.03 billion rupees...

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Japanese alliance adds Sri Lanka’s SAGT to new container shipping service

ECONOMYNEXT – Ocean Network Express, a new global container carrier alliance of three Japanese liner companies, h...

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APL opens new office in Sri Lanka, says shipping hub prospects good

APL, one of the world’s leading container shipping lines, said it opened a new office in Colombo, the capital of ...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo ranked 13th best connected port in the world

Sri Lanka's Colombo port has been ranked the 13th best connected port in the world in 2017, moving up five places from 1...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo port targets 7mn boxes in 2018 with joint marketing: Minister

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port expect to handle 7.0 million containers in 2018, up 12.9 percent from the 6.2 million twenty fo...

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Sri Lanka Dockyard says ship building recovery not in sight yet

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan shipbuilder Colombo Dockyard said 2017 was yet another tough year for ship yards despite...

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Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard near profit in December quarter

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard narrowed its losses further to just Rs192,000 in the December 2...

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Sri Lanka Ports Authority, SAGT recognized

Sri Lanka Ports Authority, a state port agency and South Asia Gateway Terminals which operates a terminal, has been reco...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo port container volumes up 16.4-pct in January 2018

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port handled 564,155 containers in January 2018, up 16.4 percent from a year earlier, with transhipm...

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Sri Lanka’s Walkers Colombo Shipyard launches harbour tug

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Walkers Colombo Shipyard (Private) Limited has completed the construction of its...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo port volumes up 8.3-pct in 2017

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port has ended 207 handling 6.2 million containers up 8.3 percent in 2017, with the state-run ports ...

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Sri Lanka to make Kankesanturai commercial port with India funds

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is to make the northern port of Kankesanturai a commercial port that will handle regional...

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Sri Lanka's Hayleys offloads oil rig from Brazil in sheltered Trincomalee

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Hayleys Energy Services said it had safely offloaded an oil rig that had arrived in Trincomale...

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Sri Lanka gets first US$292mn from China for Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka has received 292.1 million US dollars from China Merchant Port Holdings Company Ltd, as the first instalment f...

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Sri Lanka's Colombo port handles 6mn TEUs by December 2017

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port hand handled 6.0 million twenty foot equivalent unit (TEUs) up to December 22, with the help of...

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