Colombo Port box volume up 5.6-pct in Jan

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By 2017-04-12

Throughput at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port rose 5.6 per cent to 484,866 twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) in January 2017 from a year earlier, with transhipment growing 4.2 per cent, official data shows.
Domestic container volumes also rose 9.1 per cent to 116,746 TEUs.
Transshipment volumes rose 4.2 per cent from a year earlier to 362,451 twenty foot equivalent units in January 2017 despite a fall in ship calls, Central Bank data shows.
Ship traffic fell to 406 vessels from 427.

Sri Lanka's deep draught terminals led by Chinese-owned Colombo International Container Terminal have been attracting larger box ships, while traffic to older, smaller terminals has reduced.
Inclusive of re-stowing, total containers handled by Colombo rose 5.6 per cent to 484,866 TEUs in January 2017 from a year earlier.

Colombo's throughput grew 10.6 per cent in 2016 to 5.74 million TEUs in 2016, with transshipment up 12 per cent to 4.355 million TEUs.
(Economynext)

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