Sri Lanka’s Port of Colombo ranks world’s leading container growth port
Posted on September 9th, 2018
According to the rating, the Port of Colombo has recorded a 15.6 percent growth in container handling for the first half of 2018, over same period last year.
It is a very significant achievement as it is the first time in history the Port of Colombo has reached the top of a global maritime ranking. With this growth, Port of Colombo has leaped ahead many other Asian Ports, Major European Ports and Dubai as well,” the statement said.
According to Alphaliner Singapore ranked second in the highest container growth port, Guangzhou third, Antwerp (Belgium) fourth and Port of Xiamen in China ranked fifth.
Sri Lanka’s Port of Colombo ranks world’s leading container growth port
The Port of Colombo consists of the Jaya Container Terminal of the state-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), South Asia Gateway Terminal of the John Keells Holdings and Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) of China’s CM Ports.
Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said recently that the three terminals had inked a deal to jointly promote the port and under this deal, waiting time for all container vessels arriving at the Port of Colombo will be minimized by allowing vessels to be accommodated at the earliest available terminal.
In 2017, the Colombo Port moved up two places to become the 25th busiest container port.


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