Colombo Port has been ranked to the 23rd place among the world’s best ports in accordance with the “Alphaliner” standardization. This categorization includes all the ports in the world which carries out container operations. Colombo Port had ranked to the 26thposition in 2015. Colombo Port has increased its number of container operations from 5.2 million to 5.7 million with an increase rate of 10.6 percent. This report depicts that Colombo Port is the second fastest growing port in the world. Port Klang harbor of Malaysia has been ranked to the first place in this list which grew with an increase rate of 10.8 percent. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Mr. Dammika Ranathunga said dedication by the port employees paved the way to this victory. Credit of such achievements should be given to the port workers, Chairman of the SLPA added. Steps would be taken for the infrastructure developments in the Colombo Port while improving the efficiency, Mr. Dammika Ranathunga said.
“Colombo Port has ranked to the 23rd position according to the “Alpaliner” standardization report issued on February 2017. It is a remarkable achievement. Leading factor which paved the way to this victory is the commitment of the port employees. Successful operations in the all three terminals, Infrastructure developments and enhancing the efficiency of the Computer system are the other factors which led to this achievement. This method has developed the efficiency of the Colombo Port to a higher level. Now Colombo Port is going forward as a one institution despite the government or the private sector. Port of Colombo has been engaged in businesses with the external world as a one team, one institution. We are enhancing businesses. I believe that through these kinds of developments we would be able to initiate operations in the Eastern terminal shortly and we would be achieving many more goals.............” Chairman of the SLPA Mr. Dammika Ranathunga said.
(Maritime in SriLanka - 28022017)