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Jaya Container Terminal cracks 2m teu

Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) run Jaya Container Terminal [JCT] has recorded a throughput volume of 2m teu in a little over eleven months this year.
The SLPA recorded an increase of 7.6 percent compared to the total figure of 1.9m teu, the highest-ever performance rate recorded by SLPA in 2008 before recession hit global trade, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Managing Director Capt Nihal Keppetipola said.
He said this performance was achieved for the first time in its history as a state-run terminal. "SLPA has been performing its above average efficiencies through the past years and has displayed an impressive growth trend. The Colombo Port would also reach the 4m teu mark before the end of the year, which will also be a record.
"Phase One of the Colombo South Harbour which gives an additional 2.4m teu capacity will be ready by early 2013 ensuring Sri Lanka the South Asian Container Hub status," Keppetipola said. [07/12/10]

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