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Stakeholders urge open dialogue on liberalisation

Views - 311 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

A national public private dialogue on maritime, logistics and transport reforms was held on 2 October in Colombo.

Eagle 4PL division rebrands as e-VISIBLE

Views - 72 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Eagle Logistics Colombo rebranded their 4PL division as e-VISIBLE in order to cater to a wider area in supply chain logistics.

Emirates to reduce flights during Dubai airport runway closure next year

Views - 30 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Dubai (Reuters): Emirates is to reduce the number of flights it operates by nearly a third for 45 days next year when one of two runways at Dubai International Airport is closed for upgrade work, the airline said last week.

Oman Air receives fourth new Boeing 737 MAX8

Views - 16 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is set to take delivery of the fourth of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order.

Shippers Academy Colombo partners CMA Australia

Views - 54 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) and CMA Australia have joined hands for capacity building and certification in international trade and logistics.

CINEC Campus and Air Seychelles join hands in aircraft maintenance training

Views - 55 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College (CINEC) based in Sri Lanka to provide internship opportunities in aircraft

Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate 2nd South Asia Maritime and Logistics Forum in Dhaka

Views - 72 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

For the very first time, a major maritime and logistics conference, the South Asia Maritime and Logistics Forum (SAMLFORUM) will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 9 and 10 October to showcase the emerging South Asian economies.

Mercmarine Training announced as Maritime Standard Awards 2018 finalist

Views - 50 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Mercmarine Training, Sri Lanka’s leading maritime training institute, has been announced as a finalist for the ‘Maritime Education and Training Award’ at the prestigious Maritime Standard Awards 2018.

John Diandas Memorial Lecture on Thursday

Views - 39 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The John Diandas Memorial Lecture 2018, organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport Sri Lanka, will be held on Thursday at 5.30 p.m. at the Institution of Engineers Auditorium, Colombo 7.

ITC to host major public-private dialogue on maritime, logistics and transport reform

Views - 107 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

A public-private dialogue (PPD) will take place tomorrow to discuss reforms of the maritime, logistics and transport sector, with the participation of key public and private sector stakeholders.

CIPE, WiLAT and Verité Research to launch project to position Sri Lanka as Multi-Country Consolidati

Views - 54 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), together with Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka and Verité Research,will launch the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) project on ‘Positioning Sri Lanka as a hub f

CINEC Campus recognised at MASS CO Annual Awards

Views - 26 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College, widely known as CINEC Campus, was recognised at the most prestigious educational and event award at the recently concluded MASSCO award ceremony held at Hotel Ramada Colombo.

HTL Logistics first to complete 40 years of dedicated freight-forwarding services in Sri Lanka

Views - 53 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

HTL Logistics, a global logistics provider with a superiority of covering all aspects of freight forwarding celebrated 40 years of excellence at a grand ceremony held at the Shangri-La Colombo recently.

EFL wins ‘Highest Foreign Exchange Earner’ for logistics services at Presidential Export Awards

Views - 70 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Leading global logistics provider Expolanka Freight Ltd. (EFL) won the award for Highest Foreign Exchange Earner – Logistics Services at the recently held Presidential Export Awards 2017/2018.

CASA facilitates seminar to celebrate World Maritime Day

Views - 215 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

CASA, the voice of the shipping industry, organised a seminar to coincide with World Maritime Day on 25 September at the Main Ballroom of Hotel Galadari.

John Keells Logistics appointed exclusive 3PL services provider for Godrej Consumer Products

Views - 257 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., a leading FMCG player in India and Sri Lanka, and part of the over 121 year old Godrej Group, has appointed John Keells Logistics Ltd. (JKLL) as the exclusive 3rd party logistics services provider for its Sri Lankan ope

DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in Sri Lanka

Views - 50 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, yesterday (25) announced its annual price increase, effective 1 January 2019. Compared to 2018, in Sri Lanka the average shipment price increase will be 4.9%. “DHL Express

Maersk announces new brand

Views - 48 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

Maersk has announced it will combine its intra-regional brands MCC, Sealand and Seago Line into one unified brand name, Sealand – A Maersk Company. According to a statement, Maersk, the biggest container line in the world, is rebranding the lines t

Thales and MAC sign contracts to develop and enhance safety and security of Sri Lankan airspace

Views - 104 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

In separate contracts signed in March and August this year, the supply, installation and commissioning of Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) systems, and Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems will be done by Thales and MAC Holdings Ltd., the fa

JICA delegation visits Hambantota Port

Views - 37 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

In the wake of a visit by a Japanese delegation to the Hambantota Port, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has initiated talks with the Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG). A delegation from JICA, an agency appointed by the J

SLPA, Eastern Province Governor hold meeting on Trinco port development

Views - 69 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

A special meeting was convened recently with the initiative of the Governor of Eastern Province Rohitha Bogollagama at Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to discuss the development of the Port of Trincomalee. This was parallel to the present implementa

All appointments in Customs are justifiable: Mangala

Views - 53 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Ending an era that provided employment based on race, religion or political party, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said measures have been taken to strengthen the economy by providing jobs on merit.Addressing a ceremony to hand over appointment

Colombo Dockyard achieves recognition at Presidential Export Awards

Views - 43 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Colombo Dockyard won the Sectoral Award for the Highest Foreign Exchange Earner in Shipbuilding for the year 2017/18 at the Presidential Exports Awards held recently at the BMICH. This is one of the highest forms of recognition given to Colombo Dock

Cathay Pacific, Boeing to donate world’s 1st 777 to aviation museum

Views - 18 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Cathay Pacific and Boeing have announced that they are donating the first-ever Boeing 777 airplane to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona, one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to celebrating aerospace. The iconic 777-200 airplane (line

Emirates, Etihad airlines deny report they may merge

Views - 20 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

DUBAI (Reuters): State-owned Emirates and Etihad, two of the Middle East’s top airlines, denied a Bloomberg report last week which quoted unnamed sources as saying Emirates was seeking to take over smaller Etihad to create the world’s largest car

Sir Tim Clark named ‘Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year’ at Gulf Business Awards

Views - 30 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Sir Tim Clark has been named ‘Aviation and Transport Business Leader of the Year; at the Gulf Business Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai. The regional accolade recognised Sir Tim for his contribution to the aviation sector over the past 12 month

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of world’s first Airbus A350-900 ULR

Views - 35 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350-900 ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft from Airbus. The aircraft is the first of seven A350-900 ULRs on firm order and will enter service on 11 October – operating the worl

Kuwait ‘to soon award tenders for Mubarak Port project’

Views - 47 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Kuwait is in the process of awarding six tenders to execute projects related to loading and unloading cargo by 2021 – the agreed time-frame, said a report.

CMA CGM is benefiting from trade war

Views - 24 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Reuters: CMA CGM, one of the world’s largest container shipping lines, is benefiting from strong trade flows between China and the United States for now, the French group’s chief executive said.

Rodrigo Reyes to speak at CILT Int’l Conference 2018

Views - 32 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Renowned expert and a promoter of e-cargo programs, Rodrigo Reyes will be addressing at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) ‘International Conference 2018’ to be held on 19 September at the Balmoral Hall of the Kingsbury Hot

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Monday, 18 February 2019

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