Shipping / Aviation

Emirates, flydubai seek closer ties in leaner times

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, and budget carrier flydubai will start to deepen their relationship over the n...


APM Terminals Bahrain welcomes largest vessel

/ 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 B...


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

/ 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 &...


First Afghan-India air corridor opens

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

  Afghan airport workers load the first cargo plane bound for India after the opening of the first Afghan-India air corridor ...


Boeing see 20-year demand for aircraft worth $6 trillion

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

  PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing revised up its rolling 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight planes by 4% last week,...


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

/ 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 ...


SpiceJet in provisional deal for 40 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

NEW DELHI/PARIS (Reuters) - Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet signed a provisional deal last week to buy 40 of Boeing’s newly launched 737 MAX...


CMA Ships Singapore and Ceyline Shipping launch CMA Ships Lanka

/ 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 th...


CILT courtesy call on new Port Chairman

/ 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 t...


Airbus scoffs at Boeing wins, plays down bounce-back hopes

/ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Sales Chief John Leahy scoffed at Boeing’s claims about the efficiency of a new 737 jet that has been grabbing order...


Rolls-Royce sees demand for a new mid-market jet

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:08

Paris (Reuters): Engine maker Rolls-Royce believes there is a market for a new mid-priced jet such as the one Boeing is currently exploring and wou...


Airbus A380 upgrade waits in the wings at Paris Airshow

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:07

A new fuel-efficient wingtip extension or winglet is seen on an Airbus A380 at Le Bourget, France 17 June – Reuters Airbus is prepari...


DP World, Kazakhstan to build port community system

/ 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 Comm...


UK CAA to provide helicopter operations review for the Maldives

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:06

UK CAA to provide helicopter operations review for the Maldives CAA  - RGB The Maldives Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) has appointed ...


Master Mariners AGM at Hotel Citrus Waskaduwa

/ 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...


Qatar launches new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears

/ 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 f...


Etihad to suspend San Francisco flights in October

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:04

An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-3FX aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, France - REUTERS Etihad Airways will be sus...


National Export Strategy – A commendable effort by Govt.

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:03

Reviving a talk not walked for years Since liberalising the economy for export-led growth in 1977 by President J.R Jayawardena with many positive...


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

/ 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 w...


Dubai to test ‘facial recognition’ airport checks

/ Monday, 19 June 2017 00:03

Dubai is toying with the idea of ‘gate-less’ borders – a concept which will eliminate long passport control queues by us...


Today's Columnists

Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

27 June 2017

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies or IPS, dates back to the early 1990s when I had the opportunity to...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

27 June 2017

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipated event on the cricketing calendar was the ICC Champions Trophy. An underdog in terms of its rank we...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


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