Friday, October 2, 2009

SL port in talks on new services

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is in talks with international shipping lines on new services through Colombo port despite the global downturn in trade which has reduced cargo volumes.

SLPA chairman Priyath Wickrama said there were signs cargo volumes were picking up as the global economy recovers from recession.
A new computer terminal management system that replaced an aging system has helped increase vessel productivity and won new services for the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), the SLPA-run main transshipment facility in Colombo, Ports Authority sources said.

The SLPA is now talking with a couple of shipping lines to get new services to improve productivity levels and efficiency at JCT, by the end of the year.
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