Orient Express Lines celebrates 20 years in grand style

Published : 2:10 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  539 views  |  

Feeder operator Orient Express Lines celebrated its 20th anniversary after commencing operations in Sri Lanka in grand style by hosting its stakeholders on the Jetliner on 14 September. OEL, which commenced feeder operations in Sri Lanka in 1992, has been continuously serving Sri Lanka uninterrupted thereafter.  Read More →


G6 Alliance implements Asia-Europe winter program

Published : 2:09 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  268 views  |  

In preparation for the vessel maintenance schedule in the Winter and consideration of the forecasted lack of improvements in the market environment in the Asia-Europe trade, the members of the G6 Alliance have decided to temporarily suspend their Loop 3 service between the Far East and Europe until further notice.      Read More →


CKYH-the Green Alliance Winter service adjustment on Asia-North Europe service

Published : 2:08 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  194 views  |  

CKYH-the Green Alliance, COSCON, “K” Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping, is to implement Winter service adjustment to Asia-North Europe services from the middle of October 2012.  Read More →


After Colombo, CMHI acquires 50% stake in container terminal in Togo, West Africa

Published : 2:08 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  879 views  |  

China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited (CMHI), which is setting up a $ 500 million container terminal in Colombo, has completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in Thesar Maritime Limited (TML). TML owns a 35-year concession right, extendable for another 10 years, to develop and operate the Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) , which upon full completion will be a 4-berth terminal located on a quayline of 1,050 metres and a yard area of 53 hectares, according to the Concession Agreement granted by the Togolese Government in December 2011. The planned maximum annual capacity of LCT is 2.2 million TEUs.  Read More →


IAA looks at capacity expansion

Published : 2:06 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  701 views  |  

 Currently discussing new courses with local and international universities By Cheranka Mendis The training arm of SriLankan Airlines, International Aviation Academy (IAA), is on an aggressive expansion plan, launching its services overseas while concentrating on capacity development and local youth engagement to the industry. IAA, which provides International Airline Training Association (IATA) accredited courses to those in the industry as well as those wish to join, was recently recognised as one of IATA’s top 10 authorised training centres in South Asia.  Read More →


SriLankan Cargo Centre on course for record-breaking year

Published : 2:05 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  471 views  |  

SriLankan Cargo has taken a firm step towards positioning the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) as a regional hub for air freight, by handling the highest-ever volumes of both total cargo and transshipment cargo in a single month. SriLankan’s Worldwide Cargo Operations Senior Manager Janaka Munasinghe said: “The BIA Cargo Centre is on course for a record breaking year, if volumes continue as we expect them to. Our projections are that we will handle over 180,000 metric tons in 2012, which would surpass the existing record.”  Read More →


Air India takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Published : 2:04 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  179 views  |  

Reuters: Air India took delivery of its first Boeing 787 commercial widebody airplane recently at Boeing Co’s final assembly plant after a months-long dispute between airline and manufacturer over compensation for a four-year production delay. Three white 787s trimmed with red and orange Air India colors were parked at the Boeing plant near Charleston, South Carolina and ready for delivery at the end of May. Delivery was held up for months while Air India and Boeing worked out a compensation settlement and waited for Indian government officials to approve it. Terms were not disclosed.  Read More →


India allows foreign airlines to buy stakes in local carriers

Published : 2:04 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  204 views  |  

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India allowed foreign airlines to buy stakes of up to 49 per cent in local carriers in a long-awaited policy move, providing a potential lifeline to the country’s debt-laden airlines by opening up a fresh source of funding. Friday’s decision, coming on the back of a controversial diesel price hike on Thursday, is likely to intensify conflict within the ruling Congress party coalition, with its own allies previously blocking such a move.  Read More →


Etihad Cargo strengthens sales ops in India

Published : 2:03 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  532 views  |  

Etihad Cargo is strengthening its operations in the Indian cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Chennai, by adding a new cargo sales team. The airline has also appointed AVS Cargo Management Services as its General Sales Agent (GSA) partner.  Read More →


Etihad Cargo launches Doha service

Published : 2:02 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  251 views  |  

Etihad Cargo has inaugurated a new weekly freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to the Qatari capital, Doha from 3 September 2012.  Read More →


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