Colombo Port tops Alphaliner global container port rankings for first time

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Sept 09, 2018 (LBO) – Colombo Port has been ranked as the fastest growing container port out of 30 major ports in the world for the first half of this year.

In container handling, Colombo Port has recorded a 15.6 percent growth for the first half of 2018 over the same period of last year according to Alphaliner Monthly 2018.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority said this is a significant achievement as this is the first time in history the Port of Colombo reaches 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.

According to the rankings, container ports such as Singapore that marked 11.6 percent growth has ranked in the second position while Guangzhou with 8.6 percent growth has raked as number three.

Antwerp (Belgium) showed a growth of 8.3 percent, ranking at number four and Port of Xiamen – (China) ranked at number five with a growth of 7.6 percent.

Alphaliner is used by many port authorities’ terminal operators, logistics companies, shippers, research companies and banks and other financial institutions.

The Drewry Port Connectivity Index in its most recent release ranked the Colombo Port as the 13th best Connectivity Port in the world for the 4th quarter 2017, up by 05 places.

According to the rankings, the Port of Colombo is also the top best connectivity port in South Asia.