ECONOMYNEXT – Container volumes at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port has surged 20.8 percent in November 2021 to 594,236 twenty foot equivalent units also taking the 11-month volumes past the pre-pandemic number, official data show.
Domestic container volume grew 18 percent to 99,382 in November, while transshipment containers grew 22.7 percent to 484,270 TEUS.
Up to November Sri Lanka’s container volumes were up 4.8 percent to 6,596,167 TEUs, just exceeding the pre-pandemic number in 2019 of 6,589,498.
Sri Lanka kept Colombo Port open during the height of the pandemic in the first half of 2020 when many ports faced disruptions due to Coronavirus.
However the port faced some disruption as Coronavirus spread in the country after September 2021. (Colombo/Dec29/2021)