Minister inspects the construction of SLPA’s new Maritime Facilitation Center

Honourable Minister of Ports, Shipping & Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka has made a field visit to inspect the construction of new Administrative Building (Maritime Facilitation Center) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on 8 July 2019. SLPA will be setting up its new...
Posted On 13 Jul 2019

CICT voted Best Container Terminal in Asia for 3rd successive year

Beats terminals in China, Indonesia and Thailand to win coveted AFLAS award in Under 4 million TEUs category The CMPort managed Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), the only deep water terminal in the Port of Colombo, has been voted the Best Container Terminal in Asia...
Posted On 20 Jun 2019

Emirates SkyCargo strengthens its pharma capabilities

·         Air cargo carrier unveils purpose-built pharma facility at Chicago ·         Pharma Corridors programme extended to 20 stations globally ·         Dubai hub receives successful GDP re-certification Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019

Signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation among Sri Lanka, Japan, and India on the Development of the Colombo South Port in Sri Lanka.

The Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) among the three governments of Sri Lanka, Japan and India on the development of the East Container Terminal (ECT) located in the Colombo South Port was signed in Colombo on Tuesday, 28 May 2019. As a hub of the Indian Ocean, the development of...
Posted On 28 May 2019

Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Chaitya Road, Colombo 1.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) observes recent reports in the press about the envisaged Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the three governments of Sri Lanka, Japan and India on the East Container Terminal of the Port of Colombo and makes the following release to both...
Posted On 27 May 2019

Port of Colombo Container Volumes up by 9.1% in April 2019

The Port of Colombo Container Volumes recorded an increase in the month of April 2019 by 9.1% compared to the same period last year.  Port of Colombo comprising of Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) and the Colombo International Container Terminal...
Posted On 27 May 2019

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