Investment by CM Ports in the technology enabled development of service at a level unseen in Sri Lanka, CICT General Manager Tissa Wickramasinghe said. He discussed the arrival of largest ships, capacity concerns, and regional impact in this interview.
Port of Colombo
03 Jan 2017
Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Container Terminals handled over 2 million twenty-foot-equivalent units for the first time ever in 2016.
27 Dec 2016
Indian shippers appear less keen to rely on the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka for their international transshipment.
19 Dec 2016
The selection of a private partner to build and operate a new container terminal in Colombo is in limbo.
11 Oct 2016
APM Terminals and Maersk Line have joined a consortium that is bidding to develop a new container terminal in Colombo.
30 Sep 2016
Colombo International Container Terminals this week hosted the MSC Maya, reportedly the largest container ship ever to call Sri Lankan shores.
04 Jul 2016
Fast growing apparel trade is keeping South Asia container volumes well above the global average.
09 May 2016
A new container terminal at Colombo will expand capacity at one of Asia's largest transshipment hubs.
26 Jan 2016
Colombo International Container Terminal more than doubled its container throughput in 2015 as investment in capability to handle the world’s largest container vessels appears to be paying off.
20 Oct 2015
When the CMA CGM Marco Polo — until 2013 the world’s largest container ship with a capacity of 16,020 twenty-foot-equivalent units — arrived in Colombo in late September, it highlighted the port’s emergence as a growing transshipment hub capable of handling the increasing number of mega-ships that have become the workhorses of the Asia-Europe trade.
10 Jul 2015
The Sri Lankan government is to looking to attract overseas involvement in the running of two new port terminals in Colombo and Hambantota.