Shipping / Aviation

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level The lowest fleet growth on record will not stop the containership fleet breaking through the 20 mill...


Romesh David appointed as International Vice President of CILT

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Romesh David was recently appointed to the International Management Council of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) as an Inte...


Asia Pacific airlines return to profitability in 2015 with $ 6.9 b from $ 1.2 b loss in 2014

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Preliminary financial performance figures compiled by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that Asia Pacific airlines recorded $ 6....


Nawaloka Air Services awarded franchise partner status by SriLankan Aviation College

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

SriLankan Airlines CEO Captain Suren Ratwatte (fifth from left) and Nawaloka Holdings Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa at the ceremony  ...


300 airports in over 100 countries now equipped with SITA’s AirportHub

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

300 airports in more than 100 countries around the world are now equipped with SITA AirportHub, a shared infrastructure that allows airlines to con...


CICT first terminal operator in Colombo to use eBoat Notes

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has become the first terminal operator in the Port of Colombo to implement ‘e Boat ...


Research for Transport and Logistics Industry: Linking the TLI and Research

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Logistics and transport are considered two sides of a coin. Without effective transportation systems, logistics could not deliver its advantages in...


Galle harbour to be converted to leisure port; Navy shifted to H’tota: Arjuna

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

By Himal Kotelawala A Cabinet decision has been taken to gradually covert the Galle Port into an exclusive leisure port, following a total shift ...


SLT Mobitel partners Colombo Dockyard for state-of-the-art vehicle detection system

/ Monday, 30 May 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider SLT Mobitel has entered into a partnership with Colombo Dockyard PLC to implement a fully-fledge...


Ceylon Shipping secures full-term certificates for ‘MV. Ceylon Breeze’ from DNV GL

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:40

DNV GL, leading classification society with a 150-year-long tradition in the maritime industry and presence in over 100 countries, has added to its...


Lankan delegation attends CILT International Convention in Montreal

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:38

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) held their international convention in Montreal from 8 to 11 May in Fairmont Queen Elizabeth ...


World’s largest cruise ship Harmony of Seas docks at UK port

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:37

Reuters: The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, arrived in the British port of Southampton last week ahead of its maiden cruis...


Asia affirmed as fastest growing cruise market at Seatrade Cruise Asia 2016

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

The world’s cruise community gathered in Busan, Korea recently for the first day of Seatrade Cruise Asia 2016, to focus on Korea and the wide...


CSC expands fleet with two bulk carriers

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. reaches a new milestone in its history by expanding its fleet by two bulk vessels with a dead weight of 63,000 met...


Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo enter joint business agreement

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

From left: Cathay Pacific General Manager Cargo Sales and Marketing Mark Sutch, Cathay Pacific Director Cargo Simon Large, Lufthansa Cargo Executiv...


National Chamber to host meeting with Minister Ranatunga

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga will grace the National Chamber on ‘Meet the Minister’ program for an interactive sessi...


SIA posts full year net profit of $ 804 m

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Singapore Airlines Group has reported a net profit of $ 804 million in the 2015-16 financial year, a $ 436 million improvement over the ne...


Hapag-Lloyd, NYK, K-Line, MOL, Hanjin and Yang Ming partner for ‘THE Alliance’

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Towboats tow the container ship ‘Hamburg Express’ of Hapag-Lloyd – REUTERS   Reuters: German contai...


Qatar Airways inducts 50th Boeing 777 into fleet

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Qatar Airways received its 50th Boeing 777 recently, taking the total count of aircraft in operation to more than 180 single aisle and widebody air...


ShipXpress holds User Group Meeting 2016

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

The User Group Meeting (UGM) is undoubtedly the company’s most anticipated event. This year, 50+ customers from the agriculture, chemicals, a...


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