Shipping / Aviation

CASA and CINEC partners in capacity building

Views - 83 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 - 47 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 - 34 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 - 150 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 - 39 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 - 81 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 - 42 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 - 237 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 - 40 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 - 228 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 - 26 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 - 107 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 - 2099 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 - 30 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 - 18 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 - 24 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 43 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.


Europe-South Asia box trade makes strong start to 2018

Views - 31 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

Container shipments in the combined eastbound Europe to the Middle East and South Asia trade performed well in the first quarter, rising by 5.2% year-on-year, according to Container Trade Statistics.


New US rules on NVOCC service agreements begin next month

Views - 59 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

New US rules governing service contracts and non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) service agreements will enter into force next month as the US seeks to streamline the regulatory costs and burdens for ocean shipping businesses and their custom


CASA holds 52nd Annual General Meeting

Views - 354 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA), the apex body that represents shipping in Sri Lanka, held its 52nd Annual General Meeting on 25 July at the Balmoral hall of The Kingsbury Hotel amidst a large gathering of over 400 participants.


CILT Sri Lanka holds first ever National Logistics and Transport Excellence Awards

Views - 187 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

The first ever National Logistics and Transport Excellence Awards ceremony organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics


National ports master plan ready by end of the month

Views - 94 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is set to launch a national ports master plan, followed by a comprehensive maritime and logistics policy, a top official confirmed yesterday.


Zim to cooperate with Maersk, MSC on Asia-US trade

Views - 35 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Tel Aviv (Reuters): Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping Services said on 19 July, it will cooperate with Maersk Line and


CILT Sri Lanka conducts membership drive at National Transport Commission

Views - 58 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its first membership drive for the year 2018


Bangladesh Government to host 2nd South Asia Maritime and Logistics Forum on 9 and 10 Oct

Views - 291 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

In the recent times, Bangladesh has been making strides in her social and economic development, emerging as a functioning democracy and stable and prosperous economy in spite of numerous challenges and constraints.


3rd Sri Lanka-Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic Issues concludes successfully

Views - 90 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

The 3rd Sri Lanka–Japan Dialogue on Maritime Security, Safety and Oceanic Issues was held on 19 July at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombo.


Korean Air launches Boeing 777F cargo flights to Delhi, India

Views - 19 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

Korean Air has launched cargo flights between Incheon and Delhi, India on 17 July.


Alitalia reports double-digit passenger revenue worldwide

Views - 48 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

Alitalia, the Flag Carrier of Italy reported double-digit passenger revenues increase (+10.6%) in June. Revenues up by 7.3% in second quarter 2018.


Today's Columnists

The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R


Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme


Sri Lanka’s Judiciary in its finest hour

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall


When scholars turn slayers of reason

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be


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