Shipping / Aviation

Hayleys Energy Services commences SL’s first oil and gas drillship lay-up at Hambantota Int’l Port

Views - 24 Monday, 17 December 2018 03:06

Hayleys Energy Services (HES), the pioneer in oil and gas support services in Sri Lanka, announced the arrival of the oil and gas drillship ‘Aban Abraham’ for a warm lay-up to the Hambantota International Port, Sri Lanka. Aban Offshore Ltd., the

CILT conducts John Diandas Memorial Lecture

Views - 3 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:59

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Sri Lanka held its 16th John Diandas Memorial Lecture on 4 October at the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. John Diandas (Hon. FCIT) known as ‘Mr. Transport’ the world over passed awa

Maersk and Damco Sri Lanka open state-of-the-art container freight station

Views - 13 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:54

Maersk and Damco Sri Lanka opened a state-of-the-art container freight station at Ace Container facility in Mabole recently. The new Container Freight Station (CFS), will provide storage of both import and export cargo with a warehousing capacity of

Lanka Shipping and Logistics services USN ship ‘USS ANCHORAGE’ in port of Trincomalee

Views - 34 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:52

Lanka Shipping & Logistics Ltd. successfully serviced USN ship ‘USS ANCHORAGE’ at the berth in the port of Trincomalee from 24 to 28 August. Professionals in this trade, Lanka Shipping & Logistics Ltd., headed by Saliya Senanayake FCILT have been

Oki Doki to transform the digital transportation sphere

Views - 5 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:51

Introducing increased efficiency, optimisation, speed and timing to transport management and merchant delivery, Expolanka Holdings PLC invests in ‘Oki Doki’, a one-stop digital transportation solutions provider. The Company provides holistic tran

Emirates takes delivery of last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Views - 6 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:49

Emirates recently celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 a

High profile US delegation visits Colombo Port

Views - 7 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:48

A high profile delegation of the United States (US) including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Ranz, US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz, US Embassy Colombo Political Officer Joanna Pichette, US Embassy Colombo Economic Chief Partha Mazumdar, US Em

Norwegian Ambassador visits Colombo Dockyard

Views - 3 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:46

Colombo Dockyard had the honour of a courtesy visit by Norwegian Ambassador for Sri Lanka Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther recently. The Ambassador was accompanied by Dharini Shamali Daluwatte Senior Advisor, Commercial Cooperation of the Royal Norwegian Em

IATA launches platform for airlines to share turbulence data

Views - 1 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:45

IATA has launched Turbulence Aware, a data resource to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in-flight. Turbulence Aware is designed to augment an airline’s ability to forecast and avoid turbulence by pooling and sharing (i

CILT delegation attends China International Logistics Development Conference

Views - 75 Monday, 10 December 2018 02:14

A three-member Sri Lankan delegation from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka was invited to the fifth China International Logistics Development Conference in Changsha, the provincial capital of the Hunan Province know

WiLAT Sri Lanka celebrates 5th anniversary of ‘Ignite

Views - 204 Monday, 10 December 2018 02:08

Women in Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka (WiLAT Sri Lanka) celebrated the fifth anniversary of their flagship mentoring program ‘Ignite 2018’, recently at The Kingsbury, Colombo. Ignite is a program which provides a platform for both mentors an

Are you monitoring logistics cost in your supply chain?

Views - 273 Monday, 10 December 2018 01:59

On the internet a simple explanation of logistics says: “Logistics is generally the detailed organisation and implementation of a complex operation. In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of

YoungShip organises visit to Hambantota Port

Views - 115 Monday, 10 December 2018 01:54

YoungShip Sri Lanka held its inaugural event for the next generation of the maritime industry with a visit to the Hambantota Port on 24 November. At the port of Hambantota, the YoungShip members were welcomed by LAUGFS Group Chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiy

EFL facilitates significant cross-border logistics movement between Bangladesh and India

Views - 23 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00

EFL achieved a significant milestone in cross-border trade by creating a tailor-made logistics solution and acting as the key facilitator to handle the very first bonded Cross-Border Land-Air Transshipment, on behalf of a leading European retail bran

Fiji Ports Terminal wins Fiji Business Excellence Award for 2018

Views - 15 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00

Fiji Ports Terminal Ltd. is the proud winner of Fiji Business Excellence Awards this year which was given away at a gala ceremony held at Sheraton Fiji resort in Denarau Fiji, last month by the President of the Republic of Fiji Islands Maj. Gen. (Ret

Global air freight demand up 3.1% in October 2018; capacity gains 5.4%

Views - 11 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00

IATA’s latest data for global air freight markets shows that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same month the year before. This pace of growth was up from a 29-month low of 2.5% in Septemb

Ocean Network Express’s newest vessel makes maiden call at Colombo Port

Views - 39 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00

Ocean Network Express (ONE)’s newest vessel MV ONE Columba called the Port of Colombo on her maiden voyage on 7 December. The arrival of the vessel marked the first ever ONE branded vessel to call the Port of Colombo. With its magenta hull, and lo

Association of Container Transporters holds AGM to elect new team

Views - 71 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:00

The Association of Container Transporters, the leading trade body representing truck owners who serve the national economy held its 33rd Annual General Meeting recently at Pegasus Reef Hotel.

SLPA’s former MD Premachandra joins LAUGFS Terminals as Director/CEO

Views - 125 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Further strengthening its leadership team, LAUGFS Holdings, the diversified conglomerate announced the appointment of Sarathkumara Premachandra as Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAUGFS Terminals Ltd. LAUGFS Terminals is part of the LAUGFS Gas PL

European Aviation Safety Agency approves SriLankan Engineering to global standard

Views - 33 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved SriLankan Engineering to carry out Base Maintenance operations on Airbus A330 aircraft as per EASA Part-145 regulations. SriLankan Engineering is the aircraft Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) a

Imperial Airways and colonial airlines

Views - 252 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:27

Europe in the 1920s was still reeling from the devastation of the Great War. With their treasuries emptied, a whole generation of youth dead or wounded and societies in turmoil, the governments of the day turned to aviation to try resurrecting their

CILT holds L. S. De Silva memorial lecture “Transport and Logistics”

Views - 44 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:20

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka organisedt he L.S. De Silva Memorial Lecture on 8 November at 5:30 p.m. at the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo7. The lecture was titled‘Transport & L

Hambantota International Port responds to fire in Tsunami Village

Views - 22 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:18

The occupants of a home located in a Tsunami Village in Hambantota escaped a tragedy last week, due to the timely intervention of the Hambantota International Port’s Emergency Response Team (ERT). The ERT responded to a distress call for assistan

London Heathrow begins world’s largest biometrics roll out

Views - 30 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:17

London Heathrow is to streamline the passenger journey from check-in to take-off, with new biometric technology that is designed to reduce the average passenger’s journey time by up to a third. The new technology uses facial recognition at check-in

Private Maritime Security Service providers: Yay or Nay?

Views - 58 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:15

By Natasha Fernando Maritime piracy is a significant threat to safe navigation of the seas. Due to the rise of Somali piracy, different states entered collaborative defence pacts to mitigate the threat. Among these inter-governmental coalitions are t

Global Feeder Shipping partners with Ceyline Group in Colombo 

Views - 400 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:11

Global Feeder Shipping LLC, the Dubai-based feeder shipping giant will be represented by Ceyline Group in the hub port of Colombo with effect from 1 December. The new GFS Lanka Ltd. office at the Ceyline Building in Colombo 3 was ceremoniously declar

Qatar Airways Cargo recognises EFL as growing global player

Views - 30 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:09

Celebrating the continuing success of one its most dynamic partnerships in Sri Lanka, Qatar Airways Cargo presented EFL with two awards of appreciation at a ceremony hosted at the EFL Campus in Colombo recently. A special team consisting of the seni

GAC Group wins Maritime Services Award

Views - 32 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:08

GAC Group, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, was recently recognised with the Maritime Services Award at the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa (SAMEA) Awards 2018. The award honours GAC’s ongoi

Maersk enhances customer experience with introduction of instant booking confirmation

Views - 33 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:07

Maersk is enhancing customer experience with introduction of instant booking confirmation. This is a first of its kind initiative for the shipping industry aimed at facilitating ease of doing business via paperless trade. With the release of instant

Port expansion critical: CASA

Views - 857 Monday, 26 November 2018 01:28

The need for deep water terminals was discussed in many platforms this year due to the urgency of increasing port capacity in Colombo to cater to the surge of volume. In 2017, the Colombo Port reached a historic juncture with over 6.2 million contain

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Reaping relevant results: Reflections on ‘Mind before Action’

Monday, 17 December 2018

The recent political turbulence that shattered the prestige edifices of governance proved several fundamental points. For me, one such is the need to have holistic thinking with emphasis on far reaching implications before taking a crucial decision.

The quality of some justice

Monday, 17 December 2018

We must, if we are rational beings and not mindless beasts, treat the herd instinct with due vigour. In the week before the Incarnation of the Son of God, a Son of the Soil seems fit for Crucifixion. The UNP’s sleek bloodhounds, some crossover SLFP

JVP’s task ahead

Monday, 17 December 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe has reclaimed his Prime Ministership, not because he deserved it but because of President Sirisena’s impulsive irrationality driven by hunger for power and because of a determined commitment by JVP, TNA and Muslim parliamentari

If the new regime fails to uphold democratic good governance, society will bark loud and bite

Monday, 17 December 2018

Let the leaders of the new regime clearly realise that the civil society and citizen voters are watching with eyes open, ears attentive, and minds alert, and the body ready to spring into mindful strategic action to establish whether the much hard-fo

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