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Colombo forum to address easing trade for Sri Lankan business

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:10

Participants will discuss how to make cross-border trade more efficient for Sri Lankan business at a forum organised by the International ...


Troubled YML cuts Iran service

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:08

London/Taipei (Reuters): Taiwan’s troubled Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp is halting its container service to Iran, becoming the first forei...


Ceylon Chamber of Commerce partners with Hayleys Advantis to nurture talent in logistics sector

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:07

Seated from left: Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chief Manager – Marketing and Business Development Upul Jayatissa, Hayleys Advantis Grou...


JCT Oil Bank profits up by 113%

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:05

Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga receiving the  financial accounts of JCT Container Terminals Ltd. from  Managing Di...


New Silk Road or new great game? India developing new Sri Lanka port to combat China

/ Monday, 24 April 2017 00:02

The Hambantota Port is set to go to China with an impending deal that will see China Merchants take an 80% share for a specified amount of...


Post-Brexit customs checks a ‘catastrophe’ for UK shipping

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): The introduction of physical customs checks following Brexit would be a catastrophe for British ports and shipping and would like...


IATA reports 8.4% increase in global air freight market in February

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

Demand growth in February 2017 for global air freight markets increased by 8.4% in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) compared to the same period last...


World’s largest boxship joins Maersk Line’s fleet

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

Danish container shipping major Maersk Line has taken delivery of Madrid Maersk, a 20,568 TEU boxship, from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbui...


Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka holds 33rd AGM

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

CILT Sri Lanka Council – 2017 Seated from left: HA Premaratne (FCILT), Prof. Amal Kumarage (FCILT), Dr. Lalith Edirisinghe (CMILT), Channak...


Major airlines slapped with 776 m euro EU fine for air cargo cartel

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): Air France-KLM, British Airways and nine other airlines were hit with a 776 million euro ($835.5 million) fine by EU antitrust ...


Sri Lankan exports win unparalleled break from GCC’s premier logistics hub

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

  Oman opens premier free port facility for Lankan exporters Invites SL to set up at historic Sohar free p...


Sri Lanka will keep ports unavailable for military activity: PM

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, left, shake hands after the joint press confe...


Boeing 737 Max 9 completes first test flight

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

The Boeing 737 Max 9 completed its first flight last week marking the beginning of a comprehensive flight-test program that will ultimately lead to...


SriLankan Cargo optimistic despite turbulent FY2016

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

  Airport closure digs $ 10 m loss, overcapacity of ME carriers causes 15% dip in yields Confirms in-house feasibility be...


DHL eCommerce launches new Fulfillment Center in Hong Kong

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

  E-tailers will benefit with easy access to consumers in Hong Kong, Mainland China and rest of Asia Pacific  ...


Hambantota Port lease: Another look at facts and figures

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

  By Srinath Fernando In a recent full page advertisement published in some newspapers, the Chamber of Young Entrepre...


Freight train to leave Britain on long haul for China

/ Monday, 17 April 2017 00:00

Reuters: The first freight train to run from Britain to China departed last week, carrying vitamins, baby products and other goods as Britain seeks...


India, China navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack on merchant vessel

/ Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:00

DELHI (Reuters): A Chinese navy ship supported by an Indian navy helicopter thwarted an attack by suspected Somali pirates on a Tuvalu-flagged merc...


Three shipping alliances to control container shipping

/ Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:00

Three shipping alliances to control container shipping A complete restructuring of the container shipping business is about to begin. New analysi...


EU regulators to clear Maersk, Hamburg Sud tie-up

/ Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): World No. 1 shipping company Maersk Line is set to win EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of Hamburg Sud after agreeing ...


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Ice Men – 2

25 April 2017

In 1969, Colombo Cold Stores, the popular supplier of dairy and other food items, marked its diamond jubilee by bringing out a short souvenir book titled ‘Ceylon in our Times 1894-1969’. While reporting various social/political/persona...


PR disasters: United Airlines to Meethotamulla 

25 April 2017

  In a world that is going through economic and political turmoil fuelled by inconsistent decisions coming from US President Donald Trump, we in the business world have no option but to hone our skill in mastering the art of ...


Diving into the concerns of high cost of living

25 April 2017

    Advertisements were seen in super markets during the New Year festivals, offering discounts for rice though there were concerns about the escalation of rice prices a few months ago, that led the government to impose a...


Can Meethotamulla garbage mountain direct Sri Lanka towards a green country?

25 April 2017

The collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage mountain killed unsuspecting poor and also shocked the politicians who refused to take action for decades – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara   For many families living near the ...


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