Shipping / Aviation

Boeing plans layoffs for May

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:05

CNN Money: Boeing sent a notice to employees at its commercial jet factories Friday warning of layoffs in May. Workers at the company’s Was...


National Chamber workshop on import procedures and documentation

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:03

The National Chamber of Commerce will conduct a one day workshop on ‘Import Procedures and Documentation’ onThursday 30 Marchfrom 8.30 ...


SriLankan facilitates Pakistani university students’ tour of Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:02

The visiting university students being greeted by SriLankan Airlines staff following their arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport i...


CINEC wins special award for Global Performance Excellence at Sri Lanka National Quality Awards 2016

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:01

From left: Minister of Science, Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha, CINEC President Capt. Ajith Peiris and CINEC Senior Director ...


‘Better educated staff make better decisions’: Anoma Ranasinghe

/ Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

Following is the address by Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) Sri Lanka Branch Chairperson Anoma Ranasinghe at the ICS (UK) Sri Lanka Branch ...


Masakorala to address inaugural Industry Leaders’ Strategy Summit at Intermodal Asia 2017 Shanghai, China

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:09

New for 2017, Intermodal Asia – the world’s leading exhibition and conference for the global container, transport and logistics market ...


Maximising on east-west shipping route, Hambantota Port/Kra Canal – Merit or demerit?

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:08

Industry forum on 17 March   Ships or no ships, Hambantota Port has been commissioned, what can we do about it...


Australia and New Zealand airlines band together to combat rising airport fees

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:08

SYDNEY (Reuters): The biggest airlines in Australia and New Zealand last week said they had formed a new industry advocacy group to combat rising a...


Eliminating Non-Tariff Measures on Sri Lanka affecting trade within SAARC countries

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:07

By Ayanthi Gurusinghe With the world’s growing demand for an efficient trade increase with new changing industries particularly in...


Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:05

Qatar Airways says 10 aircraft short due to delivery delays CEO says no plans to restrict capacity growth Qatar eyes setting ...


High profile New Zealand delegation visits SLPA

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:03

New Zealand’s Minister of Food Safety and Veteran Affairs and Associate Minister of Transport and Immigration David Bennete, New Zea...


Emirates eyes changes amid “gathering storm” of low-cost long-haul rivals

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:02

Emirates President Tim Clark BERLIN (Reuters): Emirates, the world’s largest long-haul airline, is stripping out costs from ...


Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and BIMCO initiative to give shipping professionals greater access to quality education

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:02

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (the Institute) and BIMCO announced the start of a new venture combining BIMCO’s state of the art eLea...


Boeing developing new mid-range plane to rival Airbus

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:01

Boeing's mid-range 737 MAX 10X plane would rival the Airbus A321neo - AFP AFP: Boeing is in talks with potential clients about...


South Asia’s first group of female gantry crane operators passes out from SLPA

/ Monday, 13 March 2017 00:01

The first female group of gantry crane operators from South Asia who were trained in the Mahapola Ports and Maritime Academy of Sri Lanka ...


Emirates SkyCargo honoured again at Air Cargo Africa

/ Monday, 6 March 2017 00:04

Emirates SkyCargo named Highly Acclaimed Global Cargo Airline of the Year at Air Cargo Africa 2017 Emirates SkyCargo, the freight ...


IATA welcomes entry into force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

/ Monday, 6 March 2017 00:02

IATA has welcomed the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The treaty was ratified by two-thirds of the members o...


Positive take off in 2017 for Asia Pacific airlines

/ Monday, 6 March 2017 00:01

Passengers carried up 7.7% to 26.8 million; International air cargo demand up 4.7%   Preliminary traffic figures compil...


Shipping industry fails to reduce carbon emissions

/ Monday, 27 February 2017 00:40

Shipping industry fails to reduce carbon emissions If the container shipping industry fails to proactively act on reducing carbon emissions, nati...


Hanjin Shipping declared bankrupt

/ Monday, 27 February 2017 00:39

AFP: The axe finally fell on South Korea’s once-mighty Hanjin Shipping last week as a Seoul court declared it bankrupt after struggling for y...


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FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it with im...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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