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Bengal Tiger Line celebrates 30 years

/ Tuesday, 6 December 2016 00:31

Bengal Tiger Line MD Bill Smart, Bengal Tiger Line Chairman Joachim von der Heydt and BTL Lanka MD Ranjan Ratnasingham.  Seni...


Maersk to buy German shipping line Hamburg Sud

/ Tuesday, 6 December 2016 00:24

Maersk’s first deal in a decade Will boost Maersk’s market share to 18.6% from 15.7%   Reuters: Ma...


India approves new Merchant Shipping Bill 2016

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

India’s revamped Merchant Shipping Bill 2016 is expected to simplify the law governing merchant shipping in India, while certain redundant pr...


EFL becomes first in subcontinent to offer enhanced visibility to customers using GT Nexus platform

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

EFL Sri Lanka Managing Director Saif Yusoof (front centre) and GT Nexus Vice President, Supplier Solutions Dastaquir Ismail (front right) ...


Brandix Apparel enters into strategic partnership with 20Cube Logistics to digitalise supply chain

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

Brandix Apparel Ltd. has appointed 20Cube Logistics as their preferred partner for managing 50% of total imports from their key sourcing regions on...


Q3 Container Shipping Record, Red

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

 Q3 Container Shipping Record, Red To date, 15 top carriers posted their financial results for the nine months of 2016, or fist six in ...


Gota says pilots union advised President Rajapaksa not to extend Emirates contract

/ Monday, 28 November 2016 00:01

Text and Pix by P.D De Silva It was the Secretary of the SriLankan Airlines Pilots Union that advised President Mahinda Rajapaksa not t...


‘SriLankan Airlines was a commercially viable model that slipped away’: MTI case study

/ Monday, 28 November 2016 00:01

On the heels of the recent announcement of the restructuring plans for SriLankan Airlines, MTI Consulting looks back on a similar turbule...


GSF report says radical changes to container shipping market need new solutions

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:01

Radical changes to the shape and structure of the container shipping market mean ship operators and their customers need to develop new co...


Turkish Cargo makes inaugural freighter service to Colombo

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:01

One of the most rapidly growing Airlines of the world, Turkish Cargo points out its place in the cargo sector, and strengthens its relationship w...


Shares of Korea Line dive as shipper wins bid for Hanjin assets

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:01

AFP: Shares of South Korean shipping firm Korea Line plunged 14% on Tuesday as investors questioned the carrier’s ability to fund its acquisi...


Emirates moves to all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 Fleet

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:01

Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in t...


Hapag-Lloyd’s quarterly profit up, sees more cost cuts

/ Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:01

Reuters: German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd reported a rise in third-quarter net profit and said it would press ahead with cut costs and s...


Maersk container business sinks to quarterly loss

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

A worker is seen next to the Maersk’s Triple-E giant container ship Maersk Majestic at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China, 24 Se...


World piracy plummets to 20-year low: Maritime watchdog

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

AFP: Pirate attacks worldwide fell to a 20-year low in the third quarter, the International Maritime Bureau said as it credited anti-pirac...


Transhipment hubs under pressure

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

Transhipment hubs under pressure Direct calls are putting hubs under pressure, according to London based Drewry Maritime Advisors. In one of...


K Line, Mitsui OSK and NYK to merge container units as downturn bites

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

AFP: Kawasaki Kisen, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Nippon Yusen said they have agreed to set up a joint venture with the combined operations to start in ...


SriLankan Aviation College launches Colombo Aviation Quiz 2016

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

SriLankan Aviation College (SLAC), the country’s premier aviation training institution, presents the first ever Colombo Aviation Quiz, in whi...


SriLankan inducts over 50 Mihin Lanka employees in first phase

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

Newly inducted former Mihin Airlines cabin crew after receiving their appointment letters at SriLankan Honouring its commitment to...


Shortest haul: European airline offers 8-minute international flight

/ Monday, 7 November 2016 00:01

BERLIN (AP): An Austrian airline has begun what it claims is the world’s shortest regular international connection – an eight-minute ho...


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9 December 2016

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8 December 2016

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