Port Call

Aug 01, 2011 (LBO) – Singapore-based carrier Pacific International Lines (PIL) has added Sri Lanka’s Colombo port on its East Africa – Far East Service, with a weekly frequency calling on Fridays. The new service connects the Far East and East Africa and transshipment cargo from the Indian sub-continent, a Sri Lanka Ports Authority statement said.

PIL deploys six container ships on its East Africa – Far East Service which will call at the SLPA’s
Jaya Container Terminal.

“The new service is also expected offer faster and reliable options to Sri Lankan importers from the Far East and to Sri Lankan exporters to East Africa while attracting new transshipment via Colombo to and from Indian sub-continent ports.”

The SLPA said Pacific International Lines re-commenced their East Africa – Far East Service known as ‘EA2’ with the MV Wehr Rissen calling at the JCT on Friday, July 29, 2011.

The service will provide direct connections from South China and Hong Kong to Colombo and also from East Africa and Mozambique ports.