Shipping / Aviation

US Embassy conducts seaport interdiction training

Views - 552 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:06

The US Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program trained 18 Customs and Coast Guard Officials from Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, and Bangladesh in seaport interdiction from 31 July to 4 August. The trainin


British captain drunk while berthing cargo ship suspended

Views - 522 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:05

AFP: A British captain who was five times over the legal alcohol limit while berthing his cargo ship in a New Zealand port was fined and suspended from his duties last week. Anthony Michael Baker was breath-tested after harbour staff noticed pro


WiLAT makes field visit to Finlay Cold Storage

Views - 610 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:03

Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) – the Women’s Forum of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka – dedicated to empowering the young minds in the Logistics and Transport industry, organ


Walkers Piling completes sea piling work at Walkers Colombo Shipyard

Views - 533 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:02

Walkers Piling Ltd., a subsidiary of MTD Walkers PLC, successfully completed Sri Lanka’s first sea piling project at the Walkers Colombo Shipyard in the Mutwal Harbour. The sea piling work was carried out to enable the installation of a st


Lankan appointed Chairman of Federation of Asia Pacific Air Cargo Association

Views - 1004 Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

The Federation of Asia Pacific Air Cargo Association (FAPAA) held its 44th Ex Co meeting and Annual General Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal from 26 to 28 July. Niral Kadawatharatchie, a Past Chairman of Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwa


Colombo Dockyard delivers passenger ferry ‘Elutharakai’ to Jaffna

Views - 791 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

  CDPLC Chairman Dr. Toru Takehara, CDPLC MD/CEO D.V. Abeysinghe and Government Agent/ District Secretary Jaffna N. Vethanayahan along with other special guests from the Jaffna District Secretariat posing with the passenger ferry Elutharakai&


India, Iran plan to operationalise Chabahar Port

Views - 671 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

  India and Iran have expressed commitment to operationalise the strategic Chabahar Port at the earliest, with the aim of boosting bilateral trade and ties, said a report. India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and


CASA commends action taken to make Hambantota Port operational and viable

Views - 700 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA) congratulates the Minister of Ports and Shipping and the Government of Sri Lanka, for finalising the Public Private Partnership Agreement between the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and China Merchants Po


Advantis Bunkering further strengthens commitment to safety with OHSAS certification

Views - 737 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

SGS Lanka Business Manager Chamika Wimalasiri (third from left) handing over the OHSAS certificate to Advantis Bunkering Director Praneeth Gunawardena (second from left) in the presence of Hayleys Advantis Managing Director Ruwan Waidyaratne (extr


First ever customs bonding procedure program launched by Shippers’ Academy Colombo

Views - 699 Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

  The customs bonding process is a global tool provided by customs organisations throughout the world to facilitate trade where different regulations exist in countries. The bonding process helps traders, importers, exporters


Mountain Hawk Express amongst ‘Best Companies to Work for’ once again

Views - 219 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:05

Mountain Hawk Express COO Mrs. Chamila Bandara, Ms. Randika Caldera – HR Executive & Mr. M.H.M. Afzal - Head of Human Resources & Procument accepts the Award.   Mountain Hawk Express Ltd. (MHE); licensee of Feder


Sri Lanka exporters need to take advantage of connectivity provided by shipping lines

Views - 130 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:05

There has been much talk about Sri Lanka’s enviable location along one of the busiest shipping routes in global trade; between the booming markets of Asia and the developed, high income ones of Europe. This gives us a distinct advantage as a


COSCO-OOCL entity would be world’s 3rd largest carrier: Drewry

Views - 93 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:05

COSCO Shipping offers $6.3 b for Orient Overseas Ltd The latest shipping market combination between COSCO Shipping Holdings and Orient Overseas International Lines (OOIL) would become the world’s third largest co


Hayleys Advantis strengthens logistics solutions in Maldives with new acquisition

Views - 68 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:05

Hayleys Advantis has further solidified its position in the Maldives with the addition of two new landing craft that will further expand the range of services offered by their subsidiary, Total Transport Solutions Maldives Ltd., (TTS). 


EU clears Japanese carriers’ JV

Views - 63 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:04

The European Commission has approved the creation of a joint venture between Japan’s shipping giants Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line). “The Commission concluded that t


WiLAT SL partners Maersk Lanka ‘Back to work (B2W)’ initiative towards women empowerment

Views - 75 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:04

Maersk Line has initiated ‘Back2Work (B2W)’, a career transition program for women who have taken a career break of more than six months and wish to re-enter the professional work space.  WiLAT SL Chairperson Dhashma Karun


Hamburg Süd is ‘Best Green Shipping Line’

Views - 84 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:04

Hamburg Süd has received the Best Green Shipping Line award for the fifth time in six years. In Singapore on 29 June the award was presented during the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards 2017, which are among the most pr


CILT delegation attend CILT International Convention in Macao

Views - 69 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:04

  CILT Sri Lanka delegation for the CILT Convention in Macao Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) held their international convention in Macao from 11 to 14 June at Sheraton Grand Hotel Cotai Central.


Eagle Logistics facilitates air cargo training program for customers

Views - 64 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:04

Supply chain logistics company Eagle Logistics organised a day training program with Sri Lankan Airlines for its customers last week. The program is about the total import and export operations at cargo village Katunayake which includes warehouse,


Outgoing SLFFA Chairperson outlines challenges and calls for consistency

Views - 918 Monday, 10 July 2017 00:26

Asserts continuity of key policies minus politics and politicised decision-making is need of the hour Following is the address delivered by Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny, the outgoing Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Logist


DHL Express ranked Best Multinational Workplace in Asia 2017

Views - 935 Monday, 10 July 2017 00:25

DHL Express Sri Lanka third consecutive Great Place To Work award win contributes to DHL Express Asia Pacific top ranking DHL Express Sri Lanka wins Best Multinational Corporation and Gold in Medium Sized Enterprise at Best Companies&


DHL Express offers new cashless payment solutions powered by Hatton National Bank

Views - 674 Monday, 10 July 2017 00:24

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has introduced a new cashless payment service in collaboration with Hatton National Bank (HNB). Powered by HNB’s state-of-the-art cash management solutions, this


CICT voted Best Container Terminal in Asia under 4 million TEUs

Views - 663 Monday, 10 July 2017 00:23

Beats terminals in China, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines to win coveted AFLAS award The CMPort managed Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT), the only deep water terminal in the Port of Co


Way forward for shipping

Views - 793 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:11

Industry expert talks tough on policy changes, anti-corruption measures and liberalisation  Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council Immediate Past Chairman Sean Van Dort (right) greeting the newly-elected Sri Lanka Shippers&rs


Master Mariners hold AGM

Views - 604 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:10

Members of the 2017-18 Council of the Company of Master Mariners of Sri Lanka (seated from left): Capt. D.J. Amarasuriya (Editor), Capt. Uditha Karunathilake (Treasurer), Capt. Rohan Codipilly (Vice President), Capt. Palitha de Lanerolle (Presiden


APM Terminals Bahrain welcomes largest vessel

Views - 743 Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

  APM Terminals Bahrain recently marked a milestone with the arrival of the largest container ship ever to call the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP). OOCL (Orient Overseas Container Line) Singapore has an overall length of 36


CILT Logistics Leaders’ Evening on Thursday with Minister Samarasinghe, SLPA Chief

Views - 799 Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka continues their Logistics Leaders’ Evening this month on the theme of “Changing Tides” that will exclusively feature recently appointed Minister of Ports &


UK owned Mv. Clymene in for propeller repairs at Colombo Dockyard

Views - 922 Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

  Anglo Eastern (UK) Ltd, managed and The Hadley Shipping Co. Ltd, UK owned MV.Clymene (DWT: 73,600, LOA:225 M, Beam: 32.00 M) called in for dry-docking and  repairs on her propulsion system. The bulk carrier trading


CMA Ships Singapore and Ceyline Shipping launch CMA Ships Lanka

Views - 2624 Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

  Proudly hailing from the third largest container shipping line in the world, CMA Ships Singapore Ltd., a subsidiary of the French shipping giant CMA CGM, joined hands with Sri Lanka’s most diversified shipping group


CILT courtesy call on new Port Chairman

Views - 874 Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

  Senior officials of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka last week paid a courtesy call on the new Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake. CILT said it was elated to see


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