$ 3 b worth ONE put to sea

Views - 52 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Japanese trio Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have completed the investment

COSCO Shipping’s takeover of OOCL to complete by end-June

Views - 36 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Shanghai (Reuters): COSCO Shipping’s planned acquisition of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is on track to be completed

Hapag-Lloyd sees calmer waters for shipping industry

Views - 21 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

HAMBURG (Reuters): Demand for shipping is growing and could outpace the supply of new vessels next year, helping

Seacare celebrates 15 years of success

Views - 140 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

Seacare Forwarders Ltd. is a group of companies established in 2003 as a provider of total logistics support services

Dialog Axiata and Royal College Colombo bag first ever Exim and Logistics Quiz

Views - 196 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

For the past, eight years, the Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) pioneered and introduced high quality corporate quizzes to the Sri Lankan industry.

WiLAT celebrates half a decade of presence in Sri Lanka

Views - 54 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Women in Logistics And Transport (WiLAT) marked its fifth anniversary last Friday with the ‘Press for Progress Via Sustainable Logistics and Transport’ conference at the Kingsbury Hotel

Arrest of Chinese national and forfeiture of his gems worth Rs. 21 m by Customs are unlawful

Views - 94 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

The Daily Mirror of 27 March 2018 reported the case of a Chinese national coming into Sri Lanka, under the following heading, ‘Chinese nabbed with Rs. 21 million worth gems’.

CASA mulls over future of cruise industry

Views - 263 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

With the positive global outlook on cruise tourism and the target to achieve 50,000 tourist arrivals via sea voyage in 2018, the Government of Sri Lanka has taken few positive initiatives to grow cruise tourism in the country.

DHL Express offers innovative delivery options in Sri Lanka

Views - 70 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:20

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider last week announced the launch of a new, innovative DHL Locker. This is part of its global On-Demand Delivery service offering, providing customers with an innovative and con

DP World buys stakes in Peru’s No. 2 container terminal, India logistics firm

Views - 30 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:16

DUBAI (Reuters): DP World DPW.DI, one of the world’s largest port operators, said on Sunday it had bought a logistics firm in Peru for $315.7 million, giving it a 50% stake in the country’s second largest container terminal. The acquisition of Co

CASA congratulates collaboration by terminal operators

Views - 53 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:13

The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA), the voice of the shipping industry, has welcomed the initiative taken by the Ports and Shipping Ministry and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to ensure that terminals work in collaboration with ea

Maersk’s port business woos customers with new transport services

Views - 18 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:12

Copenhagen (Reuters): Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk is betting on winning new customers for its port division, by becoming a one-stop shop that can transport goods from factory to retailers’ shelves.

WiLAT celebrates 5th anniversary with top sustainable logistics and transport forum on Friday

Views - 46 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:12

The Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a top forum on logistics and transport on Friday 23 March followed by dinner at The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.

Cyber crime and IT security a growing threat to the maritime industry

Views - 150 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:09

In keeping with its main aims of knowledge sharing and education, WISTA organised a breakfast forum to address the timely topic of “Cyber crime and IT security” which is a prime concern in the industry at present.

Gold Star Line to expand services into India, Middle East and Africa

Views - 19 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:09

There has been strong demand for Gold Star Line Ltd.’s recently launched GCX service, which connects China with ports in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Middle East and South East Asia.

Young Shipping Professionals organise ‘CASA Open Quiz 2018’

Views - 119 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 - 20 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 - 25 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 - 21 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 - 7 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 - 20 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 - 54 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 - 32 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 - 41 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 - 27 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 - 33 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 - 203 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 - 129 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 - 43 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 - 293 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

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