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National carrier SriLankan Airline’s cargo arm tied up with logistics operator Trico Maritime to handle its unaccompanied baggage operations. National carrier SriLankan Airline’s cargo arm tied up with logistics operator Trico Maritime to handle its unaccompanied baggage operations. SriLankan Cargo Chief Nalin Rodrigo said that the new Unaccompanied Passenger Baggage Handling Agent could bring SriLankan Cargo a 10 percent to 15 percent increase in cargo capacity usage adding to the current average 60 percent cargo capacity usage.

Rodrigo said Trico Maritimes strong presence in the Middle East and operations in other key destinations like UK, Japan and Australia would allow expatriate Sri Lankan’s to send goods home more efficiently while easing the baggage claming process by the recipients here.

“This will have further benefits to our labour and expatriate customers in the Middle East as we will have a better distribution network with all the Trico outlets in the Gulf and with direct flights to almost all Gulf destinations on SriLankan,” said Nalin Rodrigo.

Trico on its part will offer a minimum 10 percent cut in its fees and a