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China to strongly support Colombo port

The state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority said on Thursday, March 14, that it would purchase three ship-to-shore gantry cranes from China for its deep water terminal at the Colombo Port to handle bigger container ships. The Government Information Department said the government had approved a proposal by Minister of Ports, …

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VOCPT expansion project gets the geen light – The port ready to challenge Colombo

Deeper channel will help dock bigger box ships and compete with Colombo The expert appraisal committee attached to the ministry of environment, forest and climate change has recommended environment and coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearances to V O Chidambaranar Port Trust (VOCPT) to expand the capacity of the Central government-run …

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China-India struggle for investments

Gleaming cranes stretch out on the waterfront in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as Chinese companies construct a $1.5 billion new commercial district, including hotels, marinas and a motor racing track. They have already built a giant container terminal nearby and a huge port in the south. Now India, the …

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What happens with East Container Terminal?

The Port of Colombo has been ranked as the world’s fastest growing port among the top 30 container ports for the first half of 2018. This is a positive sign of the development of the shipping and ports industry of the country where Sri Lanka covers a huge portion of …

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Port of Colombo, increased transshipment volume

Establishing a record in transshipment operations the Port of Colombo has witnessed the highest growth of 19.8% in transshipment container throughput for the first half in 2018 as against the corresponding period in 2017. During the first half of 2018, the Port of Colombo handled 2,733,906 TEUs of transshipment containers …

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