Shipping / Aviation

Young Shipping Professionals organise ‘CASA Open Quiz 2018’

Views - 110 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:06

The much awaited inaugural CASA Open Quiz 2018 which was conducted by the Young Shipping Professionals of CASA in collaboration with the International Quizzing Association (SL branch) which got underway on 3 March at BMICH was a resounding success wi


Institute of Shipping and Logistics awards scholarship to celebrate 35th anniversary

Views - 16 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:05

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Institute of Shipping and Logistics (IOSL) has awarded a scholarship to an ‘A’ Level completer from Richmond College Galle, to pursue the Foundation Diploma in Shipping and Logistics and the Certificate in L


Eagle Logistics solar logistics forum

Views - 22 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:03

Fourth-party logistics provider Eagle Logistics will be facilitating a forum to gain knowledge on solar logistics on 21 March at BOI Auditorium, World Trade Centre, from 8.30 AM to 1 PM.


Refresher training program on BOI processes for all investors, service providers

Views - 19 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:02

Shippers’ Academy Colombo will hold a half day workshop on Monday, 26 March at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to upgrade the knowledge of the local industrialists, service providers and the investors on the existing operations and procedural struct


Dutch shippers sentenced for having ships demolished on Indian beach

Views - 6 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:02

Amsterdam (Reuters): The Dutch shipping company Seatrade and two of its directors were found guilty by a Dutch court on 15 March (Thursday) of illegally sailing ships to India to have them demolished, the first criminal case of its kind in the Nether


Seminar on SLSI’s online submission of applications to import inspection scheme

Views - 17 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:00

As part of the efforts moving towards automation, Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) has taken steps to facilitate trade by introducing SLSI’s Online Submission of Notifications via a Single Window connectivity between the SLSI users and Sri La


International Women’s Day Celebration 2018: Women in Maritime #Pressforprogress

Views - 51 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), is an international networking organisation for women at management level involved in maritime transportation business and related trades and, acknowledged as a professional and hi


Staying profitable may be tough for container shippers, says Fitch Ratings

Views - 31 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Sustaining last year’s improved profitability in 2018 may prove challenging for container shipping companies, Fitch Ratings says.


SLPA record profits good example for other state entities

Views - 34 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

It was indeed very refreshing and heartening to read in the print media that the Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mahinda Samarasinghe, stated that the profit made by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) hit a fantastic figure of Rs. 13.2 billion for


Maersk’s port division to expand onshore services

Views - 24 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk will begin expanding onshore services at its global port division to accommodate demands from companies like railway operators and freight haulers, according to newspaper Borsen.


Aitken Spence Logistics pursues continuous fleet enhancement with world class equipment

Views - 31 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Aitken Spence Logistics further exemplified its commitment towards continuous improvement with enhancements to its fleet of equipment.


SAGT awarded ‘Best Port/ Terminal in Indian Sub-Continent Region’ for second consecutive year

Views - 183 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT), the first public-private partnership container terminal in Sri Lanka, has yet again featured the Port of Colombo prominently on the world maritime stage.


Oviklo International wins at 2017 National Business Excellence Awards

Views - 120 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

In recognition of its excellence in business and contributions towards the logistics sector in the country, Oviklo International Ltd. was named the Silver Winner in the Logistics and Transport sector at the National Business Excellence Awards 2017. O


Maersk Line says four missing after container vessel catches fire

Views - 40 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

Reuters: Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipper, said on Wednesday four crew members were missing after one of its container vessels caught fire in the Arabian sea, while 23 crew members were safely evacuated. Maersk Line said the crew


Women’s representation in logistics and transport less than 3%

Views - 281 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

On the invitation of the World Bank, Dhashma Karunaratne, who is responsible for executing the commercial and marketing strategy of South Asia Gateway Terminals, Port of Colombo, is scheduled to speak on ‘Women Empowerment’ at the 6th SAARC Busin


CASA forum puts Sri Lanka’s maritime hub aspirations under spotlight

Views - 117 Monday, 5 March 2018 00:00

In sifting through a myriad of ideas and thoughts discussed and debated in recent times, highlighting the different aspects which make up a maritime hub, and dispelling many myths held that a maritime hub is limited to container operations, CASA opin


Airlines turn to technology to solve overbooking puzzle

Views - 18 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters): Being offered cash at the gate to take a later flight because of overbooking may become a rarity if technology being examined by major airlines such as British Airways, JetBlue and Qantas catches on.


India inaugurates its largest container terminal

Views - 61 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

The Fourth Container Terminal (FCT) of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has been inaugurated in Mumbai following the completion of the first construction phase.


Djibouti seizes control of port from DP World

Views - 35 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

The Government of Djibouti has illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal from a Dubai Ports World owned entity which designed, built and, since 2006, operated the terminal pursuant to a concession awarded by the Government in 2006, a


SLPA receives Global Ports Forum’s Ports Authority of the Year 2018 Award

Views - 300 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was awarded the Ports Authority of the Year 2018 Award by the Global Ports Forum (GPF).


Reshaped Maersk aims to deliver competition for UPS, FedEx

Views - 21 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

Copenhagen (Reuters): Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk plans to compete directly with package delivery companies UPS and FedEx as it expands its transport and logistics business, its chief executive said on 20 February.


Emirates SkyCargo transports first space satellite manufactured in the UAE

Views - 15 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has transported KhalifaSat – the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).


ExIm & Logistics Challenge Trophy launched

Views - 208 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

The Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) in association with the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) has launched a new corporate quiz for the ExIm & Logistics Trophy for the first time.


Qatar Airways takes delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350-1000

Views - 22 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

Qatar Airways recently celebrated the delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350-1000 as the aircraft’s global launch customer before an audience of international media at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. It is the first Airbus airc


Singapore Airlines posts 62% surge in Q3 net profit, sees tough market

Views - 14 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Singapore Airlines posted a 62% jump in quarterly profit, its best third-quarter earnings in seven years


Nippon Cargo Airlines and Singapore Airlines Cargo to codeshare

Views - 17 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding


Airbus A321LR sets new record with 7,400-km Paris-NY flight

Views - 29 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Airbus has achieved a new aviation milestone with its long-range aircraft A321LR successfully flying nonstop from Paris


Emirates cabin pressure rises as crews feel global airline upturn

Views - 23 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

DUBAI (Reuters): Emirates faces calls from its cabin crew to improve conditions and benefits as airline workers show increasing confidence in demanding more from the booming global industry.


Higher wages, fuel prices turn up cost pressure on airlines

Views - 17 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): With inflation paramount in investors’ minds at a time of rising wages and oil prices, the line separating


Evergreen orders eight 11,000 TEU containerships

Views - 43 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) has entered into an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) recently to order eight 11,000


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