Shipping / Aviation

John Keells Logistics exclusive 3PL services provider for LIOC lubricant operation

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

Lanka Indian Oil PLC, a premier energy company in Sri Lanka operating close to 200 fuel stations island wide, contracted John Keells Logistics Ltd....


Sri Lanka Shippers Council welcomes International Chamber of Commerce Global Guide

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

The Sri Lanka Shippers Council, an affiliated trade body of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomes the International Chamber of Commerce Global Gu...


Emirates SkyCargo wins ‘Best Air Cargo Carrier – Middle East’ for 2nd year running

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

VP Cargo Commercial Operations – Far East and Australasia Ravishankar Mirle accepting the award for Emirates SkyCargo   ...


CICT focused on building Colombo into major transhipment hub

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) which manages the South Terminal of the Port of Colombo strongly believes that competition for the...


WiLAT Sri Lanka plans future strategy

/ Monday, 27 June 2016 00:00

WiLAT Executive Committee Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) conducted a Strategic Planning review workshop on 11 June at the EFL Cam...


2nd Colombo International Maritime Conference sets sail

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:38

21-27 September, Sri Lanka Maritime Week  2016 Theme: Sri Lanka- Linking the maritime cross roads For the second co...


Three southeast Asian nations to designate shipping corridor in piracy battle

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:36

Manila (Reuters): Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines on Monday agreed to designate a transit corridor for commercial vessels crossing a mariti...


25th AGM of Company of Master Mariners of Sri Lanka on Saturday

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:36

The 25th Annual General Meeting of the Company of Master Mariners of Sri Lanka (CMM SL) will be held on Saturday June 25th at 6.00 p.m. at the Vict...


US ends $ 1.6 billion criminal case against FedEx

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:35

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): The US Department of Justice on Friday dismissed all criminal charges against FedEx Corp in a case where the company was a...


Egypt’s Suez Canal charging VLCCs coming from the Arabian Gulf $155,000

/ Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:35

CAIRO (Reuters): Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority has set new toll rates for oil tankers as part of a six-month experiment that came into ef...


South Korea to consider merging Hyundai Merchant Marine and Hanjin Shipping

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and its compatriot Hanjin Shipping could be merged if they succeed in normalising their...


From green slime to jet fuel: Algae offers airlines a cleaner future

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

OTTOBRUN, Germany (Reuters): As airlines struggle to find cleaner ways to power jets and with an industry-wide meeting on CO2 emissions just months...


Emirates SkyCargo adds second daily flight to Geneva

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

Emirates SkyCargo boosts capacity to Geneva Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has doubled its cargo capacity to Geneva w...


Chinese buy Germany’s Hahn airport for tourists, freight

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

Passengers walk through the terminal of Frankfurt Hahn airport 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Frankfurt, Germany 6 6 June, 2016 - REUTERS ...


G6 Alliance announces Asia-Europe schedule update

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

Members of the G6 Alliance have announced additional void sailings within their Asia-Europe product to adjust to market demand. They said as the ...


Dry bulk shipping facing slow recovery, consolidation: Dreyfus

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): The dry bulk shipping industry may not emerge from a protracted downturn for another two years and some smaller firms will be sque...


WISTA Sri Lanka appoints male ambassadors

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

WISTA International Board members and Shehara Jayawardana with Brand Ambassadors   A new kind of ambassador was announced on 6...


Qatar Airways Cargo reveals new strategy

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Ulrich Ogiermann (right) and Qatar Airways Cargo Senior Vice President of Sales and network planning Pet...


Maersk heir takes top post in holding company

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

COPENHAGEN (Reuters): The grandson of Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, who transformed A.P. Moller-Maersk into an international conglomerate, was ...


Etihad Cargo starts twice weekly flight to Brussels Airport

/ Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

Etihad Cargo has commenced a new twice weekly A330 freighter service to Brussels Airport in Belgium further strengthening the connectivity options ...


Today's Columnists

Up the creek without a paddle

2 July 2016

“Do you know, Prime Minister? The city is a funny place. If you spill the beans you open up a whole can of worms. I mean, how can you let sleeping dogs lie if you let the cat out of the bag? Bring in a new broom and if you’re not very...


The German attack on France, 10 May 1940

2 July 2016

German troops When the German Army burst into Poland on the first day of September 1939 it became evident to the world that before their anxious eyes was unfolding a superlative performance by an army, with a completely new approa...


Building capacity at board level in the financial sector should be a top priority

1 July 2016

Given the governance issues in the NBFIs, the regulator’s initiative to assist commercial banks and NBFIs to achieve the highest standards of personal and organisational performance by conducting regular bank directors’ symposiums to e...


Political ideology vs. economic reality

1 July 2016

Very soon it will be tennis at Wimbledon. We will be watching the scintillating long rallies. The ball whizzing back and forth from one side to the other. Whilst ruminating about watching some good tennis, an interesting thought crossed my mind. T...


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