Singapore Airlines orders more A380s and A350s

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,203 views  |  

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has firmed up an order for 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising the A380, and 20 A350-900s. Singapore Airlines has placed three consecutive orders for the A380, making it the second largest customer of the A380, and now has 19 aircraft in service.  Read More →


Colombo Dockyard delivers ‘Greatship Ragini’

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  1,356 views  |  

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered the last vessel of a series of three platform/ROV Support Vessels (ROVSV) for Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Limited of Singapore, at the auspicious time of 11:25 a.m. on 10 January 2013.  Read More →


Etihad to launch Guangzhou cargo services

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  887 views  |  

Etihad Cargo will launch a new direct weekly freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, effective 17 January 2013.  Read More →


Frontline sees tanker market improving as shipyard orders dry up

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  344 views  |  

OSLO (Reuters): Oil tanker firm Frontline, controlled by shipping tycoon John Fredriksen, expects a stronger market this year as more of the world’s oil is being transported over longer distances, its top executive said on Friday.  Read More →


Cosco eyeing bid for Greece’s largest port

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  282 views  |  

ATHENS, Jan 14 (Reuters): Chinese shipping group Cosco is considering investing one billion euros in Greece’s largest port at Piraeus (OLP), which is on the government’s privatisations agenda, financial daily Imerisia said on Monday. “The Chinese group would be interested in acquiring a 60% stake in OLP,” the paper said without citing sources.  Read More →


Maersk Line sees potential for better 2013

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  852 views  |  

May cut Asia-Europe capacity again if market turns quiet Sees 2013 Asia-Europe vol up 4-5%, Asia-U.S. up 5-6% Doesn’t think it, industryeed new capacity for few years “Triple E” vessels to come on stream from July  Read More →


Boeing 787 Dreamliner faces review after mishaps

Published : 12:00 am  January 15, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,140 views  |  

NEW YORK (Reuters): Boeing Co’s sophisticated new aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, will undergo a review of its critical systems by regulators, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Friday after a series of problems in recent weeks.  Read More →


New Passenger Terminal at Palaly Airport

Published : 12:02 am  January 7, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,127 views  |  

A new terminal has been added to ease passenger operations at Palay Airport. The fully-equipped air movement building was constructed by SLAF Palaly. The new terminal was a long felt need for both military and civil air passengers who travel between Palaly and Colombo.    Read More →


SriLankan welcomes 2013

Published : 12:02 am  January 7, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,271 views  |  

The staff and the management of SriLankan Airlines warmly welcomed the New Year in style at a simple ceremony held at the premises of SriLankan Airlines in Katunayake. At the ceremony Chairman of SriLankan Airlines Nishantha Wickremasinghe and Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena outlined the New Year as the year of consolidation. The members of the SriLankan staff added colour to the event with dance acts and music to usher the New Year.   Read More →


EAGLE LOGISTICS AWARDS NIGHT FOR 2012

Published : 12:01 am  January 7, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,419 views  |  

Eagle Logistics Colombo had its staff awards night on 22 December at the Taj Samudra. This night officially recognises the contributions the staff makes to the company in various ways. The event included a dinner dance with the joint venture company CL Synergy.  Managing Director Asanga Weerackody addressing the staff said that there are various ways by which an employee is inspired to move forward as each employee is motivated by a different factors.  Read More →


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