Shipping / Aviation

Merchant Shipping sinks new Sri Lankan luxury yacht fleet even before it sails

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

TVB Group in a press release announced that there is a delay in the launch of their new ‘Aggressor’ branded Super Luxury Livea...


Maersk alters course with freight and energy split

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

COPENHAGEN (Reuters): The world’s biggest shipping firm, A.P. Moller-Maersk, set a new course last week that will see the $ 30 billi...


Collapse of Hanjin, cross border insolvency and maritime claims

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

  The entire shipping industry witnessed the long-awaited turn in business environment with last week’s news that Hanjin Shippi...


DHL Express announces 2017 rate adjustments

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced its annual general average price increase, effective ...


Sean Van Dort appointed to Board of Global Shipper’s Forum

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) in a statement said it was honoured by the appointment of Sean Van Dort, who is a Council Member of the Cha...


Eagle Logistics holds regulatory awareness forum

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

Organising team of Eagle Logistics    Supply chain management company Eagle Logistics Colombo organised a forum with Nati...


Hanjin says cargo owners withholding $ 80 m in payments

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

Crew members onboard the Hanjin Rome, stranded off the coast of Singapore, hold up signs in this undated handout photo received on 22 Sept...


Colombo International Maritime Conference: Towards 6% of GDP through maritime economy

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

The second Colombo International Maritime conference will commence on 22 September and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. ...


Message from Organising Committee Chairman Rohan Masakorala

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

It is an honour to be the Organising Committee Chairman of the Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC) for the second time. The maritime i...


Message from Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents Chairman Capt. Ajith Peiris

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA) is in strategic partnership with this year’s Colombo International Maritime Conference (CIMC...


Message from President Maithripala Sirisena

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

I am pleased to send this message of felicitation to the Sri Lanka Maritime Week and Colombo International Maritime Conference 2016 organised to ma...


Message from Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

  As the Chief Guest of the first ever Colombo International Maritime Conference in 2015, I was very impressed in the manner ...


Message from Ministry of Ports and Shipping Secretary L.P. Jayampathy

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

I am happy to endorse and support the initiative taken for the second successive year to organise the Colombo International Maritime Conference 201...


Message from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

I am pleased to be able to furnish a message of goodwill for the Colombo International Maritime Conference.  The Government has a mandate fr...


Reforms in the shipping industry

/ Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

What is required is for shipping lines/service providers to fall in line with international practices to harness the full potential of the...


Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council welcomes Indian Shipping Minister’s intervention

/ Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

The Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council welcomes the Indian Shipping Minister’s intervention to stop 25 different charges in the import export ...


Qatar Airways Cargo pioneers implementation of IATA Cargo-XML messaging

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:03

To improve and modernise electronic information exchange in air cargo, bringing innumerable benefits to all members in the supply chain ...


Malaysia to host IATA, ICAO and ACI aviation security world conference in October

/ Monday, 19 September 2016 00:02

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (A...


JAAF strongly defends Govt. regulation on shipping

/ Monday, 19 September 2016 00:01

The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) has reacted strongly to recent reports in the media on a claim by a certain party accusing the Governmen...


Shipping in crisis: The sinking feeling

/ Monday, 19 September 2016 00:01

Shipping in crisis: The sinking feeling As reported in The Economist too many ships, too little trade. In August Hanjin Shipping, South Korea&rsq...


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STP In action: Philippines tourism

27 September 2016

Given the celebration of tourism week, it is interesting to study the different practices of countries in driving tourism strategy. One case study which emerged showing a destination which drove the basics of business - Segmentation, Targeting and...


Top 5 new racists in Sri Lanka

27 September 2016

Lankan politicians believe they deserve to be treated as royalty simply because they got the people’s vote   When asked from Morgan Freeman (not Nelson Mandela) “how are we going to get rid of racism?” he ans...


Tourism: Thailand vs. Sri Lanka

27 September 2016

China is a growth market for us; Thailand gets eight million tourists from China and it is still growing. We must learn from the Thai experience     Thailand gets 25 million tourists a year. Sri Lanka gets close t...


Techno City is the first step in the right direction but there is much more to be done to attain the final goal

26 September 2016

Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe signs on the digital drawing of the Techno City during its launch yesterday while Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka and Science, Technology and Research Minister Susil Premajayantha ...


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