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Sri Lanka’s Colombo port to get more Ultra Large Container Carriers

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port will get more calls by Ultra Large Container Carriers (ULCC) such as MSC Maya, the largest container vessel to call at the harbour, an official said.

MSC Maya, with capacity 19,224 TEUS (twenty foot equivalent container units) called at the Colombo International Container Terminal, the sole deep-water facility capable of handling such large vessels last week.

The ship is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world’s second largest shipping line, a statement from the Sri Lanka Ports Authority said.

Director Operations and Regional Operation manager for MSC Geneva, Shamal Perera said that MSC Maya is now calling Port of Colombo under SWAN service.

“There will be six more similar class ships to call Colombo in near future under the same service,” he said.

He said MSC has added Colombo to their service fleet.
(COLOMBO, Sept 27, 2016)

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