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    Colombo Port to elevate to 21st position in Top 50 World Container Ports List

    June 11, 2014

    Colombo, the commercial hub and capital of Sri Lanka, will go up to the 21st position in the top 50 World Container Ports list 2014 with the  operations of the new berths of the Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT).  Earlier Colombo was in the 32nd position in the Top 50 Wprld Container Ports list.

    The new CICT terminals, developed over three stages, opened the third phase of its facility in April 2014 enabling addition of 2.5 milllion teu to the Colombo shipping hub.

    With the CICT addition of 2,5 million teu, the total Colombo throughput would be around 6,8 million teu, whereas at present it is at 4,26 million teu.

    World Shipping Council top 50 container ports list shows that Port Bremen/Bremerhaven in Germany is in the 21st position with a volume of 6.12 million teu and Xiamen Port in China is in the 20th position with 7.20 million teu. (KH/SI)

    Last modified on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 21:42

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