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Sri Lanka's China backed port visited by top Japan foreign officers

Sought information relating to port activity and the economy of the southern part of Sri Lanka

May 1, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed port visited by Defence Attachés

USA, Maldives, France, Germany, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland

March 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa, Indian PM Modi meet ahead of USD 1 bln credit line deal

The USD 1 billion credit line is expected to be signed during Rahjapaksa's visit, which was postponed twice.

March 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority to waive penalties for delayed containers as dollar bites

"We can’t even be sure of the exact number of requested waivers as we have received many in a short period.’’

February 23, 2022 2 min read
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 LOLC Holdings net up 440-pct in March

LOLC has foreign operations and the Sri Lanka rupee fell steeply in March

Sri Lanka awards coal barge contract to Shreeji Shipping of India

Contract for the period 2021/2022 and 2022/2023

August 31, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Expolanka buys US-based IDEA Logistics for $9.7mn

IDEA has logistics operations in South America

August 27, 2021 1 min read

Yacht yard at Sri Lanka's Hambantota port: Namal

US$58mn to be invested

August 9, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Hambantota port backed by China's Sinopec to expand bunkers offering

First cruise ship since Covid-19 pandemic calls at Hambantota

August 6, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Adani-JKH US$650mn port terminal gets 25-year tax holiday

First 600mn phase to be operation in 36-months

August 4, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority profits Rs4.9bn up to April 2021

SLPA revenues had grown 23 percent to 17,024 million rupees

August 2, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's ExpoLanka Holdings profits surge in June 2021

"This was driven by a surge in consumer demand in the US retail markets"

July 30, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Adani backed container terminal finalizing design, structuring: John Keells

Work is progressing well towards meeting the conditions stipulated in the LOI

July 29, 2021 1 min read

China firm proposes US$200mn cargo services centre in Colombo Port

Panel to evaluate the proposal

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 27, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka container volumes up 19-pct in May 2021

Transshipment containers grew 14 percent to 464,269 unit though down from 483,732 pre-Covid

July 15, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka shippers welcome ruling on extra import freight charges

Delivery order fees capped

July 14, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Hambantota port volumes up 186-pct in 2021 first half

Cargo handled was 1,206,425 metric tonnes up from 420,421 metric tonnes a year ago.

July 11, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka detectives drop another bombshell in X-Press Pearl probe

More communication records missing

June 30, 2021 3 min read

X-Press Pearl - Sri Lanka's shipping agents group explains background on dangerous cargo

Most ships routinely carry hazardous cargo subject to rules

June 29, 2021 8 min read

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.

Imesh Ranasinghe
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

X-Press Pearl chemicals likely to get diluted off Sri Lanka seas: official

Plastics collection is a key focus

June 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka arrests X-Press Pearl captain under pollution law, seeks IMO expertise

IMO expertise also sought

June 14, 2021 1 min read