Colombo Port container volumes up by 9.1-pct in April 2019

May 26, 2019 (LBO) – Colombo Port’s container volumes indicate a 9.1 percent increase in the month of April compared to the same period last year.

Together with the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) and the Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), the Port of Colombo’s cumulative volume has been increased by 5.9 percent.

In April 2018, the Port of Colombo handled a transshipment volume of 441,437 TEUs that has increased up to 482,910 for the same period this year, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said.

Accordingly, with the increase marked at SLPA and other terminals compared from January to April 2018, the Colombo Port’s transshipment volumes have marked an increase of 8.6 percent.

The container throughput at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority controlled terminals has also been increased significantly by 10.5 percent.

The Port of Colombo is ranked the world’s No.01 container growth port among the top 30 container ports for the year 2018 in container handling.

With this growth, Port of Colombo has leaped ahead many other Asian, Middle Eastern and European Ports.

The latest release of the Drewry Port Connectivity Index also ranked the Colombo Port as the 11th best connectivity port in the world for 2018.