Etihad Airways counting down to Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Published : 2:02 am  September 17, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  188 views  |  

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James Hogan, last week visited Boeing’s Everett production facility, as the UAE flag carrier prepares to take delivery of more 777s and awaits the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner. Hogan is leading a senior delegation of Etihad Airways and airberlin executives on a one day visit.  Etihad Airways owns almost 30 per cent of airberlin, Europe’s sixth largest airline.  Read More →


CL Synergy goes regional with foray into India

Published : 1:27 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  802 views  |  

Freight forwarding specialist CL Synergy has announced its regional foray with the opening of its new office in India – CL Synergy India Ltd. The move is in line with CL Synergy’s objective of becoming a strong regional player by 2015. CL Synergy is a fully fledged Sri Lankan freight forwarding company established in 2004 and has since grown to be group of companies with vertical and horizontal diversifications. The group consists of three other freight forwarding arms, specialising in their own markets – Eagle Logistics Colombo Ltd, ASB Freight Ltd and CLS Consolidators Ltd.  Read More →


Mv Buxcliff marks highest number of moves by a single vessel at SLPA’s JCT

Published : 1:26 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  963 views  |  

Container vessel Mv Buxcliff under ISE service of MSC Geneva, calling Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) as a weekly caller, recently marked  a historical move count of 4,954 (7,650 TEUs) at the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT). This is the highest number of moves handled by an individual vessel at JCT.  Read More →


Colombo Dockyard offers transit repair and conversion facilities for offshore vessels joining Petrobras charter in Brazilian waters

Published : 1:26 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  395 views  |  

Colombo was the automatic choice of Global Offshore Services Ltd. India, for their conversion/repair requirements to ready the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) Shergar to meet with the stringent Petobras charter requirements. This project was awarded to Colombo Dockyard as a result of successful completion of OSV Kailash also owned by the same owners during June 2011.    Read More →


EU raids car shipping service firms suspected of cartel

Published : 1:26 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  389 views  |  

BRUSSELS (Reuters): The European Commission said on Friday it conducted unannounced inspections of several maritime shipping companies that are suspected of operating a cartel.  Read More →


Global aviation’s growth slows again in July: IATA

Published : 1:22 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  232 views  |  

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) last week announced global traffic results for July showing slower growth in both air travel and freight, but with considerable variation by region and market. n July passenger demand in aggregate was 3.4% higher than the same month last year, compared to a 6.3% increase in June and average growth of 6.5% over the first half of the year. This slowdown in travel growth is being driven largely by the recent fall in business confidence in many economies.  Read More →


Doubts crop up over upcoming Madurai-Colombo flight

Published : 1:20 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  241 views  |  

 Incident could affect Madurai getting international connectivity: Trade bodies The Hindu: The recent tension over the presence of Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu has caused trade bodies in southern districts worry over the prospects of international connectivity for Madurai as the first full-fledged international flight was scheduled from Colombo on 20 September.  Read More →


Bahrain welcomes Mihin Lanka flight

Published : 1:20 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  600 views  |  

The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) recently welcomed the inaugural flight of Sri Lanka-based low-cost airline, Mihin Lanka, to the kingdom. The new milestone of Mihin Lanka, an airline 100 per cent owned by the government of Sri Lanka, is a reflection of its progressively growing operations, a statement from BAC said. The ceremony was attended by top officials of BAC, Mihin Lanka, airport and government officials.  Read More →


Emirates Airline contributes $ 596 m to Indian economy: NCAER study

Published : 1:19 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  218 views  |  

 Emirates contributed $1.15 b as Foreign Exchange Earnings to the economy Emirates operations support 72,323 jobs in India Expansion of an efficient civil aviation sector is important for India as it becomes increasingly linked to global commerce and tourism. The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) undertook a study on the economic impact of Emirates Airline’s operations on the Indian economy.  Read More →


Thai Airways unveils details of A380 fleet; first flights to Hong Kong and Singapore

Published : 1:18 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  566 views  |  

Thai Airways International recently held a pre-launch reception to showcase its first Airbus A380-800 aircraft and new products and services. Thai Airways has configured all six of its A380s scheduled to join the fleet between this year and next with 507 seats in three classes: 12 in Royal First Class, 60 in Royal Silk Class, and 435 in Economy Class.  Read More →


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