SLPA-RUN ter­mi­nals fully oc­cu­pied dur­ing hol­i­day sea­son

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - LOGISTICS/AVIATION -

With 100 per­cent at­ten­dance of op­er­a­tions and all other sup­port­ive staff dur­ing Sin­hala and Tamil New Year sea­son, and es­pe­cially on April 13th and 14th 2018, the Jaya Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (JCT) and the Unity Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (UCT) of Sri Lanka Ports Au­thor­ity (SLPA) were com­pet­i­tive and suc­cess­ful in keep­ing all its berths fully oc­cu­pied.

On April 13th 2018 the JCT and the UCT to­gether han­dled 7459TEUS whilst the two ter­mi­nals recorded han­dling of 6259 TEUS on April 14th 2018. With the de­ploy­ment of 20 STS cranes at the JCT and 18 at the UCT SLPA has op­er­ated five mother ves­sels and eight feeder ves­sels dur­ing the two days.

The JCT it­self han­dled 2,010,702 TEUS out of the to­tal vol­ume of 6,209,068 TEUS at the Port of Colombo in 2017. Com­pared to 1Q17, JCT has recorded a growth of 15.3 per­cent dur­ing the 1Q18.

The Drewry Port Con­nec­tiv­ity In­dex at its most re­cent re­lease had ranked the Port of Colombo as the 13th best Con­nec­tiv­ity Port in the world for 4Q17, up by five places from its pre­vi­ous po­si­tion­ing of ranks. Ac­cord­ing to the rank­ings the Port of Colombo is also the top best con­nec­tiv­ity port in South Asia.

SLPA re­cently signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MOU) with the ter­mi­nals of the Port of Colombo to op­er­ate col­lec­tively to pro­mote the Port of Colombo.

Op­er­a­tions at the Jaya Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (JCT) dur­ing the Sin­hala and Tamil New Year Sea­son

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