CICT of two million teu in the second year of operation

The Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) reported a 2 million TEU production for the 12 months ended in December 31, 2016, an impressive annual growth of 28 percent in volume.

This new volume has allowed the port of Colombo to register a progressive global growth for three consecutive years since its entry into service of the ISTC, said the company.

In announcing the milestone, the ISTC declared the ULCC (Ultra Container Containers) and VLCC (Very Large Container Carriers), a large number of dimensions that only South Colombo Terminal is capable of managing contributed to 70 The volume reached in 2016.

The additional volume managed by ISTC was one of the factors that contributed to the total production of the port of Colombo growing at about 11 percent in 2016, the company said. "The overall growth achieved by the port of Colombo has confirmed the rationale for the smooth running of the ISTC," said CTIC CEO Ray Ren. CICT Managing Director - Sales and Marketing Tissa Wickramasinghe added: "It should be stressed that this historic achievement of 2 million TEUs was possible mainly because of the synergies developed by our parent company China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) capabilities. Access to the global network of CMPH was the key to obtaining and attracting new volumes of transhipment to the port of Colombo factor.

With the introduction of new services and shipping lines, the ISTC has put the trend for the port of Colombo to avoid international competition for the burden of the very sensitive and volatile, transhipment of a global market Exhausted transport ".

In 2015, its first full year of operation 2015 CICT manages 1.561 million TEU, VLCC and ULCC with segments making a contribution of 67% of this volume.Procedure benefits these mega carriers calling for port to falls, Water terminals and strengthens Colombo as an important transhipment center.

Over the past two years, the ISTC has led Colombo to some of the largest ships traveling Asia-Europe routes. The MSC Maya, with 19,224 TEUs, is the largest container ship in the world, MV Mogens Maersk (18,300 TEU), MSC New York (16,652 TEU), CMA CGM Marco Polo (16,020 TEU), YML YM Wondrous And Edith Maersk and EMC Thalassa Hellas (each 14,000 TEU plus) and its twin ships are now regularly called in the ISTC.

In addition to its significant contributions to the growth of the port of Colombo in terms of volume, the ISTC is also responsible for several first-service innovations and green operations. In early 2016, the company launched a US $ 10 million program to convert its fleet of rubber gantry cranes operated by diesel cranes rubber gantry cranes (E-RTGs) that have zero carbon emissions.

The ISTC was also the first terminal in the port of Colombo to present electronic boat invoices, innovates in efforts to reduce the role in export documents and the first to launch a mobile application in order to maintain the terminal .

He concluded the year also saw CICT win the prestigious "It was rewarded in the category" Port operator on the list of Middle East Lloyd and Indian Subcontinent Awards, and is cited as a factor in its parent company - China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) - Operadora Portuaria being awarded the year to the 2016 Lloyd Global List Awards.








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