With carriers refocusing on Colombo or other regional hubs for predictable cost advantages in tighter market conditions, Indian cargo owners may have to wait longer to enjoy more competitive, direct shipping solutions.
19 Feb 2020
Colombo had respectable container volume growth last year, but saw its dominance over Indian cargo begin to slip following cabotage reform enacted in mid-2018.
31 Dec 2019
There is no denying the Indian government has in recent years demonstrated a stronger intent to recapture domestic cargo transshipped through Sri Lanka’s Colombo and other foreign hubs, but there appears to be no quick fix on the table in 2020.
31 May 2019
The two governments have agreed to help fund Sri Lanka’s East Container Terminal (ECT), a second facility under the Colombo South Harbor development program.
11 Oct 2018
“We want to use the Colombo port for transshipment of goods towards Europe and America, as it will help us cut lead time by nearly 10 days,” said Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Siddiqur Rahman.
17 Sep 2018
SKIL Infrastructure Ltd. has been interacting with Sri Lankan authorities and officials in New Delhi regarding a strategic collaboration between the two nations for the construction of a multipurpose harbor-cum-industrial zone at Trincomalee.
06 Mar 2018
In a few years, a few, independent mega-carriers could be competing outside of alliances, the chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority said.
17 Jan 2018
26 Jul 2017
China Merchants Port Holdings also owns and operates Colombo International Container Terminal.
07 Jul 2017
The duo will develop a container feeder service to cater to the needs of exporters, importers, and local coastal traders.
02 Jun 2017
The Hambantota project is one of several Chinese backed ports in the Indian Ocean.
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