Shipping / Aviation

Qatar Airways Cargo starts services to Macau; rolls out Transpacific Services

Views - 57 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it has commenced freighter services to Macau, the carrier’s fourth freighter destination in Greater China.


CB Chief to outline the economy at Shipper’s Academy Colombo forum

Views - 56 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Turmoil in global markets are affecting macro-economic fundamentals, and serious challenges are posed to small economies as well as big ones as the trade war between US and China continues.


Role of technology in supply chain and logistics

Views - 210 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Here on the invitation of ITX 360, to speak on the topic ‘How does the digitalisation of technology affect supply chain space moving forward’ well received by the delegates of the Annual Conference of The Charted Institute of Logistics and Transp


Kuwait Airways signs purchase agreement for 8 Airbus A330-800s

Views - 32 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Kuwait Airways has signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for eight A330-800 aircraft.


Eagle completes 13 years in business

Views - 121 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Supply chain logistics provider Eagle Logistics celebrated 13 years in business last week with religious activities at its head office at R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 3.


GAC Sri Lanka’s Anjalika Perera outsmarts the world and tops global rankings

Views - 71 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Brilliance and formidable intellect is nothing new to employees at GAC Group Sri Lanka. While excelling at work, they manage to stand out and top the masses through academic achievements as well.


Second South Asia Maritime and Logistics Forum in Bangladesh a massive success

Views - 62 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

Amidst a gathering of over 700 delegates, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the second South Asia Maritime and Logistics Forum (SAMLF) in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 9-10 October.


WISTA invests in leadership skills development program for members

Views - 41 Monday, 15 October 2018 09:54

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) successfully conducted a leadership development session for their members on 3 October at Jetwing Colombo 7. The seminar was titled ‘Discover the leader in you’, conducted by M


Shippers cut Ghana cocoa export freight by 9.4%

Views - 26 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Accra (Reuters): Shippers ferrying Ghana’s cocoa exports to Europe will cut their freight charges by 9.4% for the October-September season to compensate the country for recent global bean price falls, the head of the Ghana shippers authority said o


SIA boosts US presence with world’s longest flight

Views - 26 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Singapore (Reuters): Singapore Airlines Ltd., after a lapse of five years, resumed the world’s longest commercial flight - the near-19 hour non-stop from Singapore to New York last week.


Qatar Airways considers fuel surcharge to help return to profit

Views - 25 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Doha (Reuters): Qatar Airways may consider a fuel surcharge on tickets to help it return to profit amid a regional dispute and rising oil prices, Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker told Reuters.


Thomas Cook says air traffic could halt for a week after Brexit

Views - 29 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Berlin (Reuters): Air traffic could be grounded for up to a week after a disorderly exit of Britain from the European Union due to uncertainty over future air traffic rules, Christoph Debus, head of Thomas Cook Airlines, said on Friday.


Port of Colombo leading in many indices

Views - 259 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The Port of Colombo has been ranked as the world’s fastest growing port from among the top 30 container ports for the first half of 2018 according to Alphaliner.


‘Galle Dialogue’ International Maritime Conference in Colombo on 22-23 Oct.

Views - 123 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka will hold the International Maritime Conference ‘Galle Dialogue – 2018’, organised by the Sri Lanka Navy in partnership with Ministry of Defence, for the ninth consecutive year on 22 and 23 October at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.


Traders say US to be big winner of new IMO shipping rules

Views - 28 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): The United States is set to be the big winner from new marine fuel rules, trading house Gunvor Group predicted last week, while rival merchants said the world would not face a shortage of distillates as a result of new rules to cut


Special discussion to revive Port of Oluvil

Views - 62 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

With the initiative ofPorts and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, and the participation of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, a special discussion was held recently with the fisheries organisations and several


Air Freight: FTKs increase 2.3% in August 2018

Views - 22 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

IATA’s data for global air freight markets shows that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before.


EFL awarded for Delivery Excellence by Huawei 

Views - 79 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Expolanka Freight Ltd. was recognised for its supply chain solution management and delivery excellence in addition to its ability to meet demanding project deadlines in a timely and flexible manner at the Huawei Annual Core Partner Convention 2018 he


Nabeel Hamza creates history; tops global shipping academic rankings

Views - 212 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

A Sri Lankan emerged with the top marks in the world across two subjects in the 2017/18 academic year examinations conducted by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, UK (ICS UK).


Stakeholders urge open dialogue on liberalisation

Views - 319 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 - 118 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 - 54 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 - 25 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 - 81 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 - 78 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 - 84 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 - 64 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 - 50 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 - 120 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 - 81 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


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Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

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Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years


Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)


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