SriLankan and Mihin ready to fly high

Published : 12:05 am  August 8, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,124 views  |  

With US$ 500 m capital infusion national carrier ready for stronger take off By Cheranka Mendis Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines and budget carrier Mihin Lanka are growing despite challenges and are no longer loss-making entities, SriLankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe said. Hosting a group of journalists around the SriLankan base in Katunayake, Wickremasinghe stated that the airlines had recovered from negative external factors such as the increases in fuel prices, recession in Europe and political instability in the Middle East, adding that SriLankan Airlines is now aspiring to become the best airline in South Asia and become a profitable operation.  Read More →


DP World container volumes jump 7.5% in H1

Published : 12:00 am  August 6, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  813 views  |  

Dubai-based marine operator DP World has registered a 7.5 per cent jump in container volumes in the first half over last year handling 28.2 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of over 60 marine terminals. Announcing the results on Wednesday, DP World said the Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent region was the main driver of this growth, reporting a 12.1 per cent increase in volumes which rose to 13.3 million TEU.  Read More →


Shippers’ Academy launches first career development pathway courses with Sri Lanka Foundation

Published : 12:00 am  August 6, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  1 Comment  |  1 views  |  

An industry first career development path in Transport, Logistics and Trade (TLT) has been introduced by the Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC), with its collaborative partner, Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF), which comes under the Presidential Secretariat. The career path has three segments, where a three month certificate course will lead to a requirement fulfillment of the Director Merchant Shipping to hold a license to operate a logistics company in Sri Lanka.  Read More →


Pioneering service to nourish national economy added glory: SLPA Chairman

Published : 12:00 am  August 6, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  682 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) held a special function with all religious activities on the 2 August 2012 in commemoration of its 33rd anniversary that fell on 1 August 2012.  Read More →


Colombo Dockyard celebrates 38th anniversary

Published : 12:00 am  August 6, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

Colombo Dockyard PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier ship repair and shipbuilding facility celebrated its 38th anniversary on 1 August 2012. During its long and exciting journey, the shipyard has offered repair assistance close to 9,000 ships and has contracted over 230 new ships for both local and international clientele.  Read More →


Pathfinder Foundation study on Sri Lankan integration into Indian supply chains

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  669 views  |  

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) is commissioning a study to research into the potential for Sri Lankan firms to integrate into the supply chains of Indian companies, both vertically and horizontally.  Read More →


NCE/SAC conducts seminar on Customs and SLPA automation

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  778 views  |  

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) and the Shippers Academy Colombo (SAC) conducted the third seminar in a series on Customs and SLPA automation this month, on post implementation on Customs and SLPA automation process.  Read More →


SriLankan Engineering’s latest batch of techs passes out

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,021 views  |  

Thirty-eight trainees graduated from SriLankan Airlines’ Technical Training School at a ceremony held in Katunayake recently.  Read More →


Emirates’ Heathrow flights to become all-A380 in six months

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  576 views  |  

Emirates’ five daily flights to London Heathrow will all be served by A380s by 1st February next year, firmly establishing the airline as the principal double decker operator into the British capital. Combined with the daily Manchester A380 service, this will mean the world’s largest A380 carrier will be sending 42 A380 flights to the UK each week, by far its biggest A380 market.     Read More →


Naval and Maritime Academy turns 45

Published : 12:00 am  July 30, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  633 views  |  

By Dr. Ajith C.S. Perera The life on board a sail ship is unique and all have to depend on wave, wind, tide and current for successful navigation. Systematic comprehensive naval training is an indispensable requirement to transform young recruits into Naval Service Professionals in preparation for real life combat situations and for the progress and development of the service.  Read More →


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