Shipping / Aviation

National Chamber to hold workshop on import procedures

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:08

The National Chamber of Commerce will conduct a one-day workshop on imports procedures and documentation – with special attention on WTO Good...


‘Meet the Customs Chief’ at National Chamber on 23 August

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:07

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in collaboration with Sri Lanka Customs will conduct a business forum with a team of high ranking off...


US Embassy conducts seaport interdiction training

/ 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 ...


flydubai first Middle East carrier to operate Boeing 737 MAX 8

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:06

flydubai’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8 taking off from Boeing’s Seattle Delivery Centre   flydubai has taken d...


US exploration firm offers to resume MH370 search, families say

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:05

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): A US seabed exploration firm has offered to take on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, families of passengers a...


British captain drunk while berthing cargo ship suspended

/ 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 ...


Qatar Airways reverses decision to buy into American Airlines

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:04

NEW YORK (Reuters): Qatar Airways will not proceed with its proposed financial investment in American Airlines Group Inc, reversing an ear...


Global air cargo biz posts strongest first half-year growth since 2010

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:03

IATA’s latest data for global air freight markets shows that demand, measured in freight ton kilometres (FTKs), grew by 10.4% in the...


WiLAT makes field visit to Finlay Cold Storage

/ 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 ...


Walkers Piling completes sea piling work at Walkers Colombo Shipyard

/ 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 Ship...


Japan’s ANA Q1 profit rises 80% on international routes, low-cost arm Peach

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:02

Strong sales on international passenger, cargo routes   TOKYO (Reuters): ANA Holdings Inc, Japan’s bigge...


Lankan appointed Chairman of Federation of Asia Pacific Air Cargo Association

/ 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 fr...


Singapore Airlines Q1 profit rises 45.6% on higher revenue

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Singapore Airlines Ltd. has reported a 45.6% rise in first-quarter operating profit, with revenue rising as it filled...


Colombo Dockyard delivers passenger ferry ‘Elutharakai’ to Jaffna

/ 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 ot...


India, Iran plan to operationalise Chabahar Port

/ 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 boo...


CASA commends action taken to make Hambantota Port operational and viable

/ 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 t...


Advantis Bunkering further strengthens commitment to safety with OHSAS certification

/ 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 Gunaward...


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

/ Tuesday, 8 August 2017 00:00

  The customs bonding process is a global tool provided by customs organisations throughout the world to facilitate trade whe...


APL voted ‘Best Shipping Line in Transpacific’

/ Monday, 31 July 2017 00:02

APL has been recently named the ‘Best Shipping Line in the Transpacific’ at the 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. ...


Mv. Toledo Triumph makes maiden port call

/ Monday, 31 July 2017 00:02

Evergreen Line vessel Mv. Toledo Triumph with a capacity of 14,000 TEUS made her maiden call at Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) on ...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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