CICT attracts new shipping line to Colombo Port
CICT CEO Ray Ren (fourth from right) exchanges a plaque with
the Chief Officer Velikov Anton Nikolaev while the ship’s
Captain, crew and representatives of the local agent for IAL
Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. (CICT), the first and
only deep water terminal in the Colombo Port, has attracted a new
shipping line Interasia Lines Ltd. (IAL) to call at the Port on a weekly
The Taiwanese shipping line specialises in inter-Asia services. The
line extended its services to cover the South Asia market through the
joint marketing network of CICT and CMHI, the holding company of CICT.
IAL will service the South Asia market by transshipping cargo via the
Port of Colombo. The service will boost transshipment volumes connecting
Bangladesh and Myanmar through the Port of Colombo.
CICT continues to play the anchor role of attracting new volumes
through the Port of Colombo in line with CICT's concept and focus of
marketing the Port internationally as one unit for the benefit of all
terminals, thereby enhancing the position of the Port of Colombo as a
major common-user transshipment hub.
The first vessel of this service called at the Port of Colombo
recently and a plaque exchange ceremony was held on board to commemorate
the maiden call at the CICT terminal.