CICT invests US$ 1.5 mn. to open Sri Lanka’s only Dangerous Goods Storage Facility

Says South Asia’s most advanced IMDG storage will enhance Port of Colombo’s capabilities and reputation Sri Lanka’s first, and South Asia’s most advanced, Dangerous Goods Storage Facility (DGSF) was commissioned on Friday, 10th May at the Colombo International Container Terminal...
Posted On 14 May 2019

There and Back Again: Emirates SkyCargo transports a priceless historical artefact between Pakistan and Switzerland

2,000 year old statue of Buddha weighing 1,700 kilograms and measuring over 2 metres in height transported by air cargo carrier for a special exhibition Between December 2018 and March 2019, visitors to the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, Switzerland, had the rare opportunity to come...
Posted On 07 May 2019

South Asia’s Largest LPG Transshipment Terminal by LAUGFS Officially Inaugurates Operations

LAUGFS Terminals Ltd officially inaugurated operations of its state-of-the-art LPG Transshipment Terminal at the Hambantota International Port, the largest of its kind in South Asia, with the first of its LPG cargo brought in by the Sri Lankan flagged vessel Gas Success, part of...
Posted On 01 May 2019

Cathay Pacific joins Pharma.Aero

Membership of the pharma supply chain association recognises the airline’s capabilities in handling high-value, time-sensitive pharmaceutical products Cathay Pacific has become a full member of Pharma.Aero, a cross-industry collaboration for pharma shippers, CEIV-certified cargo...
Posted On 17 Apr 2019

For six very special pianos, a historic journey home on Emirates SkyCargo

  Prized collection of historical pianos transported to London from Perth Shipment included the first piano to have been transported to Australia in 1788 In January 1788, a square piano made by Frederick Beck, one of the leading piano makers of the time in London, became the...
Posted On 26 Mar 2019

SLPA fetes retired employees for outstanding service

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) employees retired recently have been awarded gold medals for their outstanding service in a ceremony held at the Mahapola Ports & Maritime Academy, last week. 140 employees retired recently from SLPA have been awarded in this ceremony held...
Posted On 18 Mar 2019

The final workshop on National Port Master Plan realizes a promising and efficiently sustainable future for SL commercial port sector

The final workshop on National Port Master Plan (NPMP) organized together with the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was held today (07.03.2019) at Hotel Kingsbury, Colombo with a large gathering of local and foreign...
Posted On 09 Mar 2019

Mountain Hawk Express Recertified as CarbonConscious® for a Second Consecutive Year.

Mountain Hawk Express (Pvt) Ltd (MHE), Licensee of FedEx Express in Sri Lanka, has reinforced its commitment to the environment by renewing its CarbonConscious® certification, awarded by The Sustainable Future Group (SFG). MHE was Sri Lanka’s first transportation and logistics...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019

SLPA launches its exclusive news website

Sri Lanka Ports Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Southern Development  launched its exclusive and dedicated  news website today, 21st February 2019. The launch took place at a function held at the auditorium of the Ministry of Ports,...
Posted On 23 Feb 2019

Mr.Kavan Ratnayaka assumes duties as the Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)

Mr.Kavan Ratnayaka has been appointed the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). Mr.Ratnayaka assumed duties as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) today, 17.01.2019 with blessings of the Triple Gem at the Chairman’s office of SLPA. Speaking at the event,...
Posted On 19 Jan 2019

Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping assumes duties

The newly appointed Honourable Deputy Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed Maharoof, MP, assumed duties yesterday, Monday, 14 January 2019. He assumed duties following religious observances. The event was held under the patronage of the Honourable Minister of...
Posted On 16 Jan 2019

Ports and Maritime Affairs Professional as Secretary Ports, Shipping and Southern Development

Dr Parakrama Dissanayake, Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA)  was appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena, on 21 December 2018.
Posted On 28 Dec 2018