SLPA-RUN terminals fully occupied during holiday season
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