BUSINESS Container throughput at Colombo Port surges

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Container throughput at Colombo Port surges

China Daily

14:27, November 28, 2019

A general view of the Colombo International Container Terminals. (Photo by Pan Mengqi / China Daily)

Container volume at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka saw a 5.1 percent increase in September compared to the same period last year, local media reports said.

According to official statistics, the Port of Colombo handled 604,400 containers in September while domestic container volumes were up 2.5 percent to 108,735.

Transshipment volumes were up 5.2 percent to 483,240 TEUs in September and total volumes were up 5.5 percent to 4.366 million TEUs.

Volumes in the first seven months of 2019 were down 7.2 percent to 943,442 as Sri Lanka reduced its imports.

In the nine months leading to September, the Port of Colombo handled 5.427 million TEUs, up 3.9 percent from a year earlier.

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