Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service

Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service

IEX to start operations in October 2019 To further strengthen and optimize its market-leading position in South-east India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to and from North Europe, Hapag-Lloyd will be launching the new …
Jul 18, 2019 /  Vessels
Colombo Dockyard Delivers KDDI Cable Infinity Built for Kokusai Cable Ship Co.Ltd. Japan

Colombo Dockyard Delivers KDDI Cable Infinity Built for Kokusai Cable Ship Co.Ltd. Japan

Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered the first ever modern Cable Laying Vessel built for Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS) Japan, on 21st June 2019 attended by a host of dignitaries. This is the biggest ever vessel, …
Jun 25, 2019 /  Vessels
Sri Lanka signs port deal with India, Japan

Sri Lanka signs port deal with India, Japan

Sri Lanka has signed a deal with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal here amid increasing forays by China which has taken a strategic port on a 99-year lease that has worried New Delhi. The three …
May 31, 2019 /  Curious
Sri Lanka's Port of Colombo ranks world's leading container growth port

Sri Lanka's Port of Colombo ranks world's leading container growth port

Sri Lanka's Port of Colombo was ranked the world's top port with the highest container growth in the first half of 2018, Sri Lanka's Ports and Shipping Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. According to …
Sep 11, 2018 /  Curious
Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) becomes first terminal operator in Colombo to implement ‘e Boat Notes’

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) becomes first terminal operator in Colombo to implement ‘e Boat Notes’

Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has become the first terminal operator in the Port of Colombo to implement ‘e Boat Notes’ in collaboration with Sri Lanka Customs, breaking new ground in …
Jun 5, 2018 /  Vessels
Storm-ravaged Evergreen container ship, Theseus,  turned around to Colombo International Container Terminals for salvage operations

Storm-ravaged Evergreen container ship, Theseus,  turned around to Colombo International Container Terminals for salvage operations

A container carrier that sustained damage in tropical storm ‘Sagar’ in the Gulf of Aden, nearly 2,000 nautical miles from Sri Lanka, has been turned around in just 36 hours by Colombo International Container …
Jun 4, 2018 /  Accidents
South Asia Gateway Terminal welcomes ONE service

South Asia Gateway Terminal welcomes ONE service

Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) has introduced its new EC5 route calling at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Headquartered in Singapore, Ocean Network Express was established on July 7, 2017 through the …
May 4, 2018 /  Curious
Milaha Launches Feeder Service Between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Milaha Launches Feeder Service Between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Milaha has announced the launch of a direct feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Colombo and Chittagong will be the 7th and 8th new ports of call for Milaha this year, and is part of the significant service …
Nov 23, 2017 /  Curious
Fire erupts on board container ship MSC Daniela this morning off Colombo, Sri Lanka

Fire erupts on board container ship MSC Daniela this morning off Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s navy was Wednesday battling a fire aboard a massive container ship travelling from Singapore to Egypt. The navy said it had received a distress call on Tuesday when the 14,000-container ship MSC …
Apr 5, 2017 /  Accidents
EU Naval Force Confirms Fuel Tanker Has Been Pirated off North Coast of Somalia; Pirates demand ransom

EU Naval Force Confirms Fuel Tanker Has Been Pirated off North Coast of Somalia; Pirates demand ransom

Pirates off the coast of Somalia, who hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, are demanding a ransom for the release of the vessel, the EU Naval Force said. The pirates seized the Comoros-flagged …
Mar 15, 2017 /  Piracy