Shipping / Aviation

WISTA Sri Lanka wins Gold at Top 50 Professional & Career Women Awards 2018

Views - 26 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) was this year’s Gold recipient of the Best Woman Empowerment Project Run by a NGO, INGO and International Organization at the Top 50 Professional & Career Women Awards – Eighth

IBM, Maersk launch blockchain-based shipping platform with 94 early adopters

Views - 24 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Computerworld: After launching a proof of concept earlier this year, IBM and Maersk have unveiled TradeLens, the production version of an electronic ledger for tracking global shipments; the companies say they have 94 participants piloting the system

APS, official fashion logistics partner of Swim Week Luxury Resort wear

Views - 41 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

APS Logistics, in partnership with Apex Logistics, joined hands with the fashion week that is one of two in Asia dedicated to luxury swimwear and resort wear – The Swim Week Colombo,

‘Sri Lanka lacks statutory body to give leadership to logistics sector’: Dr. Lalith Edirisinghe

Views - 28 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka, popularly known as CILT Sri Lanka, recently staged Sri Lanka’s much-awaited, first ever National Logistics and Transport Awards Ceremony.

Opening up new avenues for aviation training with Hanseo University

Views - 29 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:22

Nawaloka Air Services, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Nawaloka Holdings recently launched aviation related courses affiliated with one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. Hanseo University is a private university which was establish

Sri Lanka Interline Club soars again

Views - 51 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:20

The Sri Lanka Interline Club (SLIC) has been revived through the efforts and enthusiasm of a select group.SLIC was first formed and convened in 1984 with the affiliation of the World Airlines Clubs Association (WACA), which loyally served its members

Airline worker steals empty plane in Seattle, sparking security scare

Views - 17 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:19

Reuters: An airline worker stole an empty plane from Seattle airport on Friday and crashed it into a nearby sparsely populated island, sparking a security scare that saw US fighter jets scrambled.

Singapore tests eye scans at immigration checkpoints

Views - 15 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:18

Singapore (Reuters): Singapore has started scanning travellers’ eyes at some of its border checkpoints, its immigration authority said last week, in a trial of expensive technology that could one day replace fingerprint verification.

McLarens Containers implements FiNAC Container Depot Management Solution

Views - 96 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:14

In order to stay positioned for continuous growth, McLarens Containers Ltd., an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certified company, implemented FiNAC’ s Container Management System solution from Datamation Systems Ltd., specially designed fo

OVIKLO expands its storage capacity

Views - 163 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:13

OVIKLO International Ltd., expanding its logistics network, has opened its latest 70,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in the close proximity of the Biyagama Zone recently. Being one of the largest one-stop-shop logistics and supply chain service provid

Ceyline helps bring the Wolf to town

Views - 31 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:11

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, which is taking South East Asia by storm, concluded their second successful sale in Sri Lanka last month. The book sale was held from 28 June to 8 July at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC). More than o

CASA and CINEC partners in capacity building

Views - 25 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:11

As a recognition of the long association between CINEC and CASA, two full scholarships in the Professional Diploma in Shipping Management program were awarded to Ashwani Dissanayake and Kajini Ediriweera at the CASA AGM which was held on 25 July.

Japanese delegation visits Hambantota Port

Views - 27 Monday, 13 August 2018 01:08

A high level government delegation from Japan visited the Hambantota Port recently and was ceremonially welcomed by the port operator, Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG). This visit by the Japanese delegation comes soon after the goodwill cal

Dubai says DP World wins court battle against Djibouti

Views - 30 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

DUBAI, AFP: Dubai’s government said Thursday its port operator DP World has won a London court battle against Djibouti after the Horn of Africa nation cancelled a terminal contract.

WiLAT Sri Lanka visits Cinnamon Air Hangar and Terminal

Views - 132 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka; a forum of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka organised a field visit to Cinnamon Air Hangar and Terminal at Katunayake recently, with the objective of providing an

Sri Lanka Ports Authority celebrates 39th anniversary

Views - 26 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) celebrated the 39th anniversary on 1 August amidst a series of religious activities to bring blessings to the institution and its workforce.

WISTA Sri Lanka celebrates 4th year anniversary and AGM 2018

Views - 44 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan arm of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) held its Annual General Meeting recently, electing office bearers for the year 2018/19.

CL Synergy bags coveted excellence award

Views - 28 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

CL Synergy, a pioneer in providing integrated innovative logistics and freight forwarding solutions, bagged a prestigious award at the Logistics & Transport Excellence Award for exemplary service.

John Keells Logistics commissions flagship Global Logistics Centre at Muthurajawela Logistics Zone

Views - 201 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

John Keells Logistics Ltd. (JKLL), a fully owned subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC, and a keydthird Party Logistics Services Provider (LSP) in the Sri Lankan Market, has embarked on commissioning its flagship Global LogisticsrCentre with a footp

Sri Lanka Ports Authority and SL Customs meet to resolve industry issues

Views - 27 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

A landmark joint meeting to discuss a number of maritime industry related issues was held recently, initiated by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and Sri Lanka Customs (SLC) with the members of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA) and

Gearing Hambantota Port to be No. 1 in the region

Views - 49 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

Just about six months into its operations, and the Hambantota port is gearing up to become the No. 1 port in the region. A combination of factors, carefully designed and put together is set to propel this port to the top slot in the maritime world ma

New MH370 probe shows controls manipulated, but mystery remains unsolved

Views - 21 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Investigators released a report on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Monday, saying the Boeing 777’s controls were likely deliberately manipulated to take it off course but they were not able to determine who was re

SriLankan Airlines completes acquisition of final Airbus Neo aircraft

Views - 96 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

SriLankan Airlines has welcomed its newest and final addition to the Airbus A321 Neo fleet. The aircraft arrived from Hamburg via Abu Dhabi on 29 July. Religious observances were held this morning at the engineering A320 hangar in Katunayake, to bes

SriLankan Airlines: CEO Performance Analysis

Views - 2042 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:20

Comparing the recently disclosed monthly salary of Suren Ratwatte to that of the previous CEO shows a staggering 118% increase, from Rs. 1.5 million to Rs. 3.2 million, making Ratwatte the highest-paid CEO in the history of the airline.

Singapore Airlines Q1 profit falls 59% as oil price rise, lower airfares bite

Views - 22 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:18

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines Ltd reported a 59% fall in first-quarter net profit, below analyst expectations, due to a rise in the oil price, lower airfares and a lack of one-off items that had boosted the prior year.

Cathay Pacific successfully concludes trials for next-generation track and trace

Views - 13 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:17

Cathay Pacific has undertaken a proof-of-technology trial of Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons in the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, the airline’s cargo hub in Hong Kong.

Qatar Airways finalizes order for five Boeing 777 freighters

Views - 18 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:15

Qatar Airways finalized an order for five 777 Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in England.

IndiGo grounds five Airbus planes after P&W engine glitches

Views - 16 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:14

Reuters - IndiGo Airlines has grounded five Airbus A320neo planes at New Delhi airport after issues with Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, India’s biggest low-cost carrier said last week.

Dead baby found on AirAsia India flight

Views - 17 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:07

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A dead baby was found abandoned inside the lavatory of an AirAsia India flight that landed in New Delhi last week, police and the airline said.

Cosco Shipping targeted in ransomware attack

Views - 31 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

COSCO Shipping Lines, the container shipping arm of state conglomerate China Cosco Shipping Group, has been hit by a cyber attack that has disabled its IT systems in the US.

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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen

The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin

Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.

Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on

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