Sri Lanka’s Colombo container transhipment up 5.8-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Colombo port handled 2.95 million containers, up 6.1 percent from a year earlier, with transhipment volumes up 58 percent to 2.24 million twenty foot equivalent units, official data showed.

In June transhipment volumes rose 5.3 percent 381,927 TEUs in June from a year ealier.

Total containers handled rose 4.3 percent to 501,205 TEUs.

Ships calling at Colombo fell by 70 to 2,408.

Sri Lanka has been attracting larger ships after China Merchant Holdings opened a deep draught terminals.

China’s Colombo International Container Terminal is a key driver of growth. (Colombo/Aug28/2017)

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