Shipping / Aviation

Colombo Dockyard awarded OHSAS 18001:2007 & ISO 14001:2015 certifications by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, UK

/ Monday, 22 August 2016 00:02

The Technical Review Committee of LRQA has approved the issue of OHSAS 18001: 2007 & ISO 14001: 2015 certificates to Colombo Dockyard ...


Consolidation in the container liner industry to continue

/ Monday, 22 August 2016 00:01

Consolidation in the container liner industry to continue As referred to by Drewry, container shipping remains remarkably fragmented, with the to...


John Keells Logistics certified with latest ISO quality management standard; 9001:2015

/ Monday, 22 August 2016 00:01

DNV GL Country Head Rathika de Silva presenting the certificate to John Keells Logistics Chief Executive Officer Senath Jayathilake   ...


To become logistics hub, SL needs to develop human capital: Maritime professionals

/ Monday, 22 August 2016 00:01

By Himal Kotelawala If Sri Lanka is to achieve its goal of becoming a global logistics and maritime hub, the Government must in...


COSCO completes Piraeus port authority takeover

/ Monday, 22 August 2016 00:01

AFP: Chinese shipping giant COSCO said it had completed the acquisition of a majority stake in OLP, the company running the main Greek port of Pira...


CASA joins CIMC 2016 as official partner

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:02

The three-day Colombo International Maritime Conference – CIMC is now emerging as the biggest diversified maritime conference in Sou...


Lufthansa Cargo celebrates 23 years of partnership with Delmege Group/Lewis Brown Air Services

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

From left: Lewis Brown Air Services Manager Handling and Reservation Buddhika Abeygunawardana, Delmege Forsyth Director Ravi De Silva, Ambassador o...


Ship of the Year Award for NYK Vessel

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

Japan’s first LNG-fuelled ship, Sakigake, which is a tugboat owned by NYK has been recognised with a Technology Special Award at the 2015 Shi...


Galhena responds to Premachandra of SLPA on East Container Terminal bid

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

By Ravindra Galhena Reference is made to the article entitled: ‘SLPA’s Response to Galhena’s response’ of 8 August. I am ...


UK to probe Airbus’s use of third-party agents to sell planes

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group faces potentially lengthy disruption to its business after Britain launched a criminal investigation into s...


Deme owned CSD Ambiorix calls Colombo for major layup and drydocking repairs

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

The Dredging International, Belgium owned Cutter Suction Dredger Ambiorix (GRT7973, LOA: 123.00 M, Beam: 27.00 M) called in for layup and...


Emirates aircraft cover 432 m kilometres across globe in 6 months

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

Emirates aircraft have travelled over 432 million kilometres since January, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times.  ...


DHL announces $ 137 m investment plan in US e-commerce infrastructure and services

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:01

Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics provider, has announced a $ 137 million investment plan for the US domestic a...


Qatar Airways Cargo adds New York and Halifax to network

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched freighter services to New York (JFK) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). The Qatar Airways Cargo flights to New Y...


Demand for global air freight picks up in June

/ Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

IATA’s data for global air freight demand in June 2016 shows a rise in freight ton kilometres (FTK) of 4.3% year-on-year. This was...


SLPA’s response to Galhena’s response

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:01

This is in response to the article titled ‘Galhena responds to SLPA on East Container Terminal Bid’ published in the Daily FT ...


WiLAT Sri Lanka Chairperson invited as keynote speaker at WiLAT Nigeria Day

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:01

WiLAT SL Chairperson with the awards recipients Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka Chairperson Gayani de Alwis, wa...


CILT Sri Lanka conducts Logistics Leaders Evening Talk

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:00

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka conducted the first Logistics Leaders Evening Talk for the year on 11 July at the a...


CIMC 2016 to bring greater attention to maritime tourism

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:00

Will discuss reforms needed to increase cruise tourism Aims to develop the industry of yacht marinas The...


Bunkering bungle!

/ Monday, 8 August 2016 00:00

Alleged moves by the Government to allow Lanka IOC Plc bonded storage at Trincomalee have caused undercurrents within the maritime indust...


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