Boeing sees 787 airborne in weeks; timetable questioned

Published : 12:00 am  March 18, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  346 views  |  

Reuters: Boeing Co said Friday its 787 Dreamliner jets could be airborne within weeks using a new battery system that includes safeguards against overheating, a prediction that drew scepticism from some regulators and industry experts. Japanese regulators immediately warned that the timetable was impossible to predict, in part because investigators still do not know what had caused lithium-ion batteries to overheat on two 787s.  Read More →


Oman Air enhances cargo capacity with DHL joint venture

Published : 12:00 am  March 18, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  243 views  |  

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman recently announced the successful launch of its new joint venture freighter operation partnership with DHL. Oman Air Cargo has signed an exclusive Block Space Agreement with DHL for utilising DHL’s capacity in both directions of its operation between Muscat (MCT) and Dubai (DXB).  Read More →


Triple-E at the starting dock; debuts in June

Published : 12:00 am  March 18, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  289 views  |  

With a capacity of 18,000 20-foot containers, the Triple-E will be the largest container ship ever built. It comes at a challenging time though, with weak demand putting strains on all carriers. The first Triple-E vessel (Economy of scale, Energy efficiency and Environmentally improved) will be joining the Maersk Line fleet end of June 2013.  Read More →


Deal signed for world’s largest single location PET plant at Hambantota

Published : 12:00 am  March 18, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,461 views  |  

Hambana Petrochemicals Ltd., (HPL) last week signed a Business Venture Agreement with the SLPA for the proposed project to set up a plant for producing bottle grade polyethylene terepthalate packaging resin. It would also be integrated subsequently with a PTA plant, which would be set up in the second phase with a capital outlay of US$ 450 million. The total tonnage for the port through this industry in phase I and II is close to four million tons. The project will be on-stream from January 2015.  Read More →


CINEC visits Seychelles on invitation from Govt.

Published : 12:01 am  March 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,507 views  |  

The Group Managing Director of Ceyline Group of Companies and President of CINEC Campus Capt. Ajith Peiris and Vice President of CINEC Campus Prof. (Capt.) Nalaka Jayakody visited Mahe Island of Seychelles from 20 to 23 January 2013 on an invitation from the Government of Seychelles. This high delegation visit to Seychelles by CINEC was as a follow up to the President of Seychelles, Colonel James Alix Michel’s visit to CINEC during his official trip to Sri Lanka in August 2012; during which he had discussions with the Board of Directors and the top management of CINEC. This marked another special occasion in the CINEC Calendar of important events.  Read More →


Sri Lanka takes next step to opening strategic China-built port

Published : 12:00 am  March 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,082 views  |  

Proper bunkering operations at the port start in June China’s growing influence in Sri Lanka worries India Hambantota is set to be Sri Lanka’s biggest port Reuters: Sri Lanka will start storing bunker fuel at the $1.5 billion Hambantota port in June, a senior official said, after years of delays to the Chinese-built installation that sits on strategic shipping lanes, and a key step to making it commercially viable.  Read More →


Full implementation of Sri Lanka Custom’s ASYCUDA World system becoming a reality

Published : 12:00 am  March 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  5,543 views  |  

ASYCUDA World (AW) full implementation is becoming a reality and Sri Lanka Customs is now in the final stages of automating its processes to ensure that the trade is facilitated to the maximum with no operational delays at a minimal cost. The ASYCUDA World system is now being fully implemented for both imports and exports trades. Delivering his opening remarks, Director General of Customs Jagath Wijeweera declared that the Customs operations would be fully online by 31 March 2013 and called on the trade to be ready to carry out operations online.  Read More →


Port’s performance pops up in Parliament

Published : 12:00 am  March 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,182 views  |  

By Ashwin Hemmathagama   Our Lobby Correspondent The performance of the Colombo port as well as Sri Lanka Ports Authority came under scrutiny in Parliament following a question raised by UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake.  Read More →


Tissa highlights importance of Colombo International Container Terminals

Published : 12:00 am  March 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,283 views  |  

Addresses third annual Global Liner Shipping Conference in Dubai Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. General Manager Tissa Wickramasinghe was invited to be a guest speaker at the third annual Global Liner Shipping Conference which was held in Dubai on 25 and 26 February 2013. Being the only speaker from Sri Lanka, the subject allocated to him was the latest port development in Colombo and the topical subjects of assessing Colombo’s position as a competitor to Salalah and Cochin.  Read More →


Expolanka’s IT launches innovative transportation mobile app for Expo Freight transport

Published : 12:00 am  March 11, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  951 views  |  

Expolanka IT recently released the android application for Expo Freight Ltd. (EFL) transport to the Expolanka application portfolio in a bid to further serve customers who use the EFL transport facility. This is the third such android app released by Expolanka IT. While the transport management EFL portal is given to EFL customers to make transport requests online, this transport app is an integrated solution to the existing Transport Management System (TMS).  Read More →


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