Shipping / Aviation

APM Terminals Bahrain welcomes largest vessel

Views - 749 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 - 804 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 - 927 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 - 2773 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 - 876 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


DP World, Kazakhstan to build port community system

Views - 653 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:06

Dubai-based DP World, a leading enabler of global trade and the Kazakhstan government have signed two agreements for the development of a Port Community System (PCS) and to integrate customs processes ahead of the Astana Economic Forum. PCS is a


Master Mariners AGM at Hotel Citrus Waskaduwa

Views - 475 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:05

The Company of Master Mariners of Sri Lanka will be holding its 26th AGM at the Marine Shore Ballroom, Hotel Citrus on 24 June beginning from 6 p.m. The AGM will be followed by fellowship and a gala dinner. This event will also be a family event w


Qatar launches new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears

Views - 521 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:05

DOHA (Reuters): Qatar has launched two new shipping services to Omani ports after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha, raising concerns over food supplies to import-dependent Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab coun


Shanghai Port teams up with COSCO’s Greece’s Piraeus to boost container traffic

Views - 436 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:03

ATHENS (Reuters): Piraeus Port, operator of Greece’s biggest port and majority-owned by China’s COSCO Shipping, has agreed to team up with the operator of Shanghai port, the world’s largest container port, to promote container sh


CSC officials attend Port Management Seminar in China

Views - 304 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:02

The Sri Lankan delegation  Deputy Manager Saman de Silva and Assistant Manager K.R. Nadeeshani attached to the Chartering and Agency Department and Business Development of Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSC) have participated for t


Pendulum Express Lines launches services to Colombo

Views - 332 Monday, 19 June 2017 00:01

Hong Kong registered Pendulum Express Lines (PEL) has launched its services (PIX) to Colombo, Sri Lanka recently.  The Pakistan India Express service (PIX) would have a rotation from Singapore – Port Klang – Colombo – Kara


Time for Govt. to open the eyes after Shippers’ Council Chief’s revelations

Views - 716 Monday, 12 June 2017 00:08

Last week for the first time the Daily FT published a substantially detailed article on the aspects of the Sri Lankan shipping industry by interviewing the chairman of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council. As a former employee of the Eve


Tanzania signs $154 m contract with China Harbour to expand main port

Views - 582 Monday, 12 June 2017 00:07

DAR ES SALAAM  (Reuters): Tanzania’s government signed a $154 million contract on Saturday with the state-run China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the main port in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania


Mexico antitrust agency fines 7 shipping companies over transport collusion

Views - 445 Monday, 12 June 2017 00:05

MEXICO CITY (Reuters): Seven shipping companies operating in Mexico have been fined for causing a rise in prices after colluding on routes in the auto transport services market, Mexico’s antitrust agency COFECE said in statement on Friday.


EFL strengthens international management team

Views - 363 Monday, 12 June 2017 00:04

Industry veterans join board as Independent Directors Leading logistics provider EFL announced the appointment of three new Independent Directors to its international board as part of its ongoing efforts to add international ex


CILT hails appointment of Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake (FCILT) as new SLPA Chairman

Views - 425 Monday, 12 June 2017 00:02

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka welcomes the appointment of one of its illustrious Fellows as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake has been associated with CILT for


Minister of Ports and Shipping spearheads ‘Three Year Development Plan’ for SLPA

Views - 572 Monday, 12 June 2017 00:01

Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing a session soon after assuming duties as the Minister of Ports and Shipping   Sri Lanka Ports Authority on the advice of Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Sama


Sean Van Dort talks on infamous THC

Views - 520 Monday, 5 June 2017 00:40

Says he will quit from his 30-year-old shipping career if any agent or any one proves that the Government regulation 1842/16 has banned the collection of so called ‘THC’ Warns authorities and Government not to give into fe


Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake assumes duties as Chairman of SLPA

Views - 672 Monday, 5 June 2017 00:02

  Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake assuming duties as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) while SLPA Vice Chairman P.G. Dasanayake, SLPA Managing Director H.D.A.S. Premachandra, SLPA Executive Director H.A. Wimalasooriya and SLP


Singapore Airlines first Asian carrier to offer TSA pre-check for US-bound travellers

Views - 506 Monday, 29 May 2017 00:29

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have partnered to offer customers travelling from US airports expedited security screening procedures under the TSA Precheck (Pre®) program. 


NVOCC Agents Association Chief bemoans 2013 gazette banning THC

Views - 696 Monday, 29 May 2017 00:02

From left: Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents Vice Chairman Prasad Jinadasa, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Managing Director H.D.A. Premachandra, NVOCC Chairman Capt. A.V. Rajendra, Merchant Shipping Director General A.W. Seneviratne, NVOCC Treasur


CINEC Maritime Campus promotes MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Views - 578 Monday, 29 May 2017 00:01

Says it is a degree that lifts marketability and organisation’s productivity World Bank, in their reference to Compete Report 2012 stresses that  a trade supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Progress in one


Dhashma Karunaratne elected as WILAT Sri Lanka’s new chairperson

Views - 1497 Monday, 22 May 2017 01:17

Seated from left: Vijitha Weerasinghe, Amra Zareer, Dr. Priyangani Jayasundara, Gayani de Alwis, Dhashma Karunaratne, Niroza Gazzali, Anoma Ranasinghe, Gayathri Karunanayake. Standing from left: Gayara Jayasuriya, Wasanthi Vithanage, Kasuni Ahanga


WISTA Sri Lanka partners with YSP of CASA to host Career Day 2017

Views - 696 Monday, 22 May 2017 01:15

Nilu Wickramasinghe The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka partnered with Young Shipping Professionals of CASA (YSP) and very successfully organised ‘Career Day 2017’, progra


Hapag-UASC clears merger hurdle

Views - 691 Monday, 22 May 2017 01:14

German shipping line Hapag Lloyd has come a step nearer to merging with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) following UASC’s agreement to repay the company’s debts, reported Reuters. Hapag-UASC’s merger, expected to close by en


Major step forward in application of 3D printing techniques in maritime sector

Views - 607 Monday, 22 May 2017 01:13

Damen Shipyards Group has entered a cooperative consortium with RamLab, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas, which marks a major step forward in the application of 3D printing techniques in the maritime sector. The goal of this group of compan


Eagle Logistics strengthens automotive logistics arm with Tiger Logistics India

Views - 804 Monday, 22 May 2017 01:12

Eagle Logistics Managing Director Asanga Weerackody and Tiger Logistics Managing Director Harpreet Singh ]Automotive Logistics is one of the strongest products of Eagle Logistics for the last 10 years handling many corporate customers in S


Young Shipping Professionals of CASA lure youth

Views - 1010 Monday, 15 May 2017 01:44

Pick 10 schools in Southern province covering 550 students for career guidance program   Young Shipping Professionals of CASA is a forum created under the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents to groom fut


TSD Antigoon calls Colombo for major layup and drydocking repairs

Views - 630 Monday, 15 May 2017 01:44

The Dredging International/International Seaport Dredging, Belgium owned Trailing Suction Dredger Antigoon (DWT12, 948, LOA: 115.00 M, Beam: 22.00 M) called in for layup and drydock repairs during early March 2017. Colombo was the best


Dubai Maritime City Authority team visits Maersk Maritime Training Center

Views - 476 Monday, 15 May 2017 01:25

A delegation from the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), recently visited the Maersk Maritime Training Center, the first-of-its-kind centre in the Middle East, in line with the authority’s ongoing commitment to promote real partnership wi


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