Shipping / Aviation

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

Views - 35 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 - 14 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 - 30 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 - 49 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 - 159 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 - 214 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 - 32 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 - 38 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 - 66 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 - 23 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 - 40 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 - 22 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 - 24 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 - 10 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 - 13 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 - 16 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 - 20 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 - 38 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 - 21 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 - 21 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


Super luxury MV Viking Orion calls Colombo

Views - 38 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

The super luxury MV Viking Orion made her maiden call at the Port of Colombo last week. In order to mark the occasion, a plaque exchange ceremony was held on board the vessel.


SriLankan Airlines delays Canton flight over typhoon

Views - 10 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

SriLankan Airlines’ flight UL880 from Colombo to Guangzhou (Canton) on 16 September was delayed by an estimated 11 hours due to the closure of Guangzhou Airport on account of the approach of Typhoon Mangkhut.


CASA facilitates seminar to celebrate World Maritime Day

Views - 130 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

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


Colombo Dockyard represents Sri Lankan ship repair and shipbuilding at SMM 2018 in Germany

Views - 29 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneer shipbuilding and ship repairing facility, Colombo Dockyard PLC participated at one of the biggest international shipping exhibitions ‘SMM 2018’ during 4-7 September in Hamburg, Germany.


Hamburg Süd adjusts NERA and SERA services

Views - 21 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:58

As a reflection of seasonal reduction of market demand in Asia, Hamburg Süd has announced the following adjustments to its services. NERA 2 – Service Suspension


OOCL unveils new Asia – East Africa service

Views - 21 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:56

OOCL has announced the introduction of its new Asia – East Africa products, namely the Asia–East Africa Service 1 (EAX1), Asia–East Africa Service 2 (EAX2), Asia–East Africa Service 3 (EAX3) and Asia–East Africa Service 4 (EAX4) from Septem


OOCL unveils new Asia – East Africa service

Views - 15 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:56

OOCL has announced the introduction of its new Asia – East Africa products, namely the Asia–East Africa Service 1 (EAX1), Asia–East Africa Service 2 (EAX2), Asia–East Africa Service 3 (EAX3) and Asia–East Africa Service 4 (EAX4) from Septem


IORA Member States finalise setting up Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security in SL

Views - 25 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:55

The Member States of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) met in Colombo last week and finalised the terms of reference (ToR) at an initial workshop held for the setting up of the Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security.


Dagang Net Technologies M’sia Head of Business Eva Chan to speak at CILT International Conference

Views - 13 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:54

Trade and customs expert Eva Chan Chaw Peng is scheduled to deliver a profound speech 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 Ho


China engages in Australia’s largest maritime drill for first time

Views - 10 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:40

Sydney (Reuters): China is participating for the first time in Australia’s largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the strategic northern port of Darwin.


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Buddhism, sustainability and Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Sustainability is fast becoming a very relevant and essential aspect of our lives. This has come about as a response to the high degree of consumerism that prevails in the world today, and the resulting overuse of fast-depleting natural resources, gi


The Hindu mess and N. Ram’s tweet on the raw (or RAW) matter

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A.S. Panneerselvan ran a story this morning in The Hindu (00.00am, 22 October) titled ‘Don’t blame the messenger,’ referring to the controversial front page report of the same newspaper five days ago by Meera Sirinivasan on ‘Sri Lankan Presid


Can humans and animals coexist in increasingly limited spaces?

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Many wildlife species are close to extinction, or at least threatened, because of human impact. The usual strategies of co-existence are to confine more and more the habitat of wildlife to smaller reserves, parks or other fenced areas, to protect the


Reinvent yourself before reinventing your industry

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

For the last 19 years Interbrand has been carrying out its Best Global Brands report. This year, the theme of the study is ‘Activating Brave’, which examines the role that brand strength plays in the transformation of the world’s leading busi


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