New equipment to speed up operations at Colombo Port
The Colombo Port has started a major infrastructure initiative as the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is set to obtain fourteen new terminal tractors that will substantially increase the efficiency of the country’s busiest port.
According to Sagala Ratnayaka- Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister, the new terminal tractors are being added with the aim to increasing the speed of the Colombo Port’s daily operations. “Presently, around 100 terminal tractors are being used every day, and need 30 new tractors in order to speed up the operations,” said Ratnayaka as per whom, the new terminal tractors would immediately increase the discharging rate of containers at the Port. He added, “The Port must attract greater transshipment cargo traffic volume – thus directly increasing foreign exchange earnings. To achieve this, we must be more attractive than all neighbouring ports – financially, efficiency-wise, and in terms of ease of doing business.”News Region Sri Lanka