Shipping / Aviation

United Arab Shipping seals Hapag-Lloyd merger deal

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

A Hapag Lloyd container is loaded on a ship at the shipping terminal Altenwerder in the harbour of Hamburg, Germany - REUTERS Hapag-Lloyd A...


Colombo port’s new warehouse to be opened in August

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka Ports Authority extending the warehouse facilities of the ports will inaugurate the newly built CFS 01 warehouse in the Port of Colombo o...


35th AGM of Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association

/ Monday, 25 July 2016 00:00

Standing from left: Chaminda Hewamallika (NDO Lanka), Dinesh Sri Chandrasekara (HTL Logistics), Prasansa Rodrigo (Speedmark Transportation Lanka), ...


Airbus plays down A380 cutback as storm clouds gather

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

An Airbus A350 aircraft flies in formation with Britain’s Red Arrows flying display team at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnboro...


Qatar Airways to acquire up to 10% of LATAM Airlines

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Enrique Cueto, CEO of LATAM Airlines Group (left) with Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive Qatar Airways FARNBOROUGH, United Kin...


Sri Lanka Economic Summit to discuss leveraging locational advantage to boost trade and logistics sectors

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

The upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016’ will have a separate session to discuss how Sri Lanka can utilise its locational...


Eagle Logistics expanding supply chain solution arm

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Supply chain logistics company Eagle Logistics has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of supply chain solutions to its customers in Sri Lanka incl...


Cathay Pacific expands cargo presence in Americas with new service to Portland

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced an expansion of its freighter services in the Americas with the addition of a twice-weekly scheduled service...


Preliminary results from Flight MH17 forensic probe expected later this year

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Reuters: Malaysia’s transport minister said on Saturday preliminary conclusions from the forensic investigation into the downing of Malaysia ...


Boeing aims for supersonics and Mars at outset of second century

/ Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg (L) and others arrive at an event marking the centennial of The Boeing Company in Seattle, Was...


Boeing forecasts demand for 39,620 new airplanes

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

Boeing projects a demand for 39,620 new airplanes over the next 20 years, an increase of 4.1% over last year’s forecast. Boeing released it...


Thai Airways’ first Airbus A350 XWB on schedule for Q3 2016 delivery

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

  The first A350 XWB for Thai Airways International has rolled out from cabin furnishing and engine installation at the Airbu...


Qatar Airways wins World’s Best Business Class at 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

  Qatar Airways proudly accepted three separate accolades at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at the Farnborough I...


Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

Emirates was named the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, in addition to scooping up the awards ...


Turkish Airlines ‘Best Airline in Europe’ for 6th consecutive year in Skytrax World Airline Awards

/ Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:00

  Turkish Airlines has been chosen as ‘Europe’s Best Airline’ for the sixth consecutive year in the 2016 Sk...


EU regulators accept antitrust concessions from Maersk, MSC, others

/ Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): EU antitrust regulators accepted on Thursday an offer from Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping liner,...


Airbus lags Boeing in order race ahead of Farnborough Airshow

/ Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Airbus goes into this week’s Farnborough Airshow lagging behind arch-rival Boeing after ending the first half of the year wi...


Emirates chief sees scant benefit from EU-level aviation deals

/ Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters): The chief of Dubai-based airline Emirates expressed doubts last week that an EU-level aviation agreement with the Unit...


CSC’s 2nd vessel Mv. Ceylon Princess delivered and ready to sail

/ Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

The newly built second bulk vessel of Ceylon Shipping Corporation named ‘Mv. Ceylon Princess’, which was constructed in AVIC I...


EU: No breach of competition laws in GRI probe

/ Monday, 11 July 2016 00:00

The European Commission has closed its formal investigation into 14 container shipping companies due to a suspected breach of antitrust rules witho...


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Sustainability now: The waste challenge

27 July 2016

Shifting waste from one place to another is no solution; nor is burning it in the backyard. The moment waste is understood as resource, a multitude of solutions are already available to develop a waste free Sri Lanka   ...


Elephant-human conflict, the most crucial issue not even identified

27 July 2016

Since 1950, a minimum of 4,200 elephants have perished in the wild as a direct result of the conflict between man and elephant in Sri Lanka. During the last 12 years, a total of 1,464 elephants were killed, along with 672 humans &...


Let us say ‘Black July: Never again’ through the right electoral system

27 July 2016

    The challenge in constitutional reforms is to have the long-term goal of a Sri Lankan identity, while giving the space for identity politics in the short term and convincing the Sinhala majority the necessity for doing s...


Kilinochchi: The forgotten city of today!

26 July 2016

I still remember travelling in an armed car on route to Kilinochchi and then taking an Air Force chopper that hugged a railway track to avoid sniper attacks way back in 2007-2009. At that time Kilinochchi was making headline news daily, given that...


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