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Colombo Port sets record in container handling volume

Colombo Port sets record in container handling volume

 

Colombo Port has set a new record in container handling volume on Tuesday, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said.

Setting the new record the Colombo Port handled 22,422 TEUs on February 9. The previous record of highest volume of 22,186 TEUs was reported by the SLPA on April 28, 2015.

The recorded container volume was received to the port from 22 vessels while 10 of them operated under the SLPA.

The data further shows 9, 875 TEUs handled at Colombo port out of total 22,422 TEUs has been carried out by the SLPA.

Commenting on the feat, Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said the support of everyone serving in the Ports Authority is required to gain many achievements this year.

He said the Ports Authority had displayed a positive growth last month and achievement of such a growth is significant after 15 months.

Minister Ranatunga said that he will introduce the overall development plan to the three terminals to carry out their operations towards the development of the Colombo Port.

The Colombo port operations are carried under three terminals - Jaya Container Terminal, Unity Container Terminal and South Asia Gateway Terminal. The Jaya Container Terminal is operated under the SLPA while the other two are owned by the private sector.

The Minister said the government hopes to introduce a strategic business plan for all these terminals to carry out their business operations towards the development of Colombo port.

Courtesy : Department of Government Information 

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