Sri Lanka offers special port facilities to Bangladeshi

Sri Lanka’s point out-owned Jaya Container Terminal at Colombo Port has provided precedence berthing facilities to Bangladeshi feeder vessels.

Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Prasantha Jayamanna has not long ago introduced it at a discussion in Colombo, according to a concept been given nowadays (July 1, 2022).

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He briefed Bangladesh about the existing facilities as perfectly as ongoing and future growth strategy of Colombo Port which would increase their container handling ability to 15 million TEUs at the time completed in 2025-26.

Bangladesh Superior Fee has been pursuing this precedence berthing issue with SLPA for long, mentioned the information from the mission.

Bangladesh Substantial Commission to Sri Lanka organised a stakeholders’ session forum in Colombo recently on improving delivery connectivity among Chattogram and Colombo ports pursuant to observance of the 1st Financial Diplomacy 7 days.

The objective was to aid increased comprehension of operational difficulties in between Chattogram and Colombo ports and guarantee greater connectivity and provide chain protection and much better partnership concerning the two ports.

Reps from port authorities of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, terminal operators, most important line operators, feeder operators, freight forwarders as properly as users of the two ports introduced their respective perspectives.

Bangladesh Large Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tareq Md Ariful Islam shared the potential Bangladesh’s economic improvement retains for Colombo Port.

He also outlined of the modifications in the international logistics functions thanks to the pandemic and now the war, the resultant trends in shipping and delivery and necessity of offer of probable incentives from Colombo Port.

The chairman of SLPA, non-public terminal operators and Sri Lankan transport group certain of giving ongoing precedence to Bangladesh buyers, in accordance to Bangladesh Large Fee in Colombo.

Referring to the the latest damaging media reporting on Colombo Port, they clarified that that their Port’s operation continues to be unaffected by the disaster circumstance in the country.

Consultant of Chattogram Port Authority shared that Bangladesh’s container site visitors as a result of Colombo Port elevated drastically very last yr.

Reps of Bangladesh stakeholders shared the users’ point of view about Colombo Port, rising tendencies and worries in delivery functions.

In the interactive session that adopted, the panellists from equally sides responded to the queries from the members which cleared numerous of the difficulties involving Chattogram-Colombo connectivity.