CICT, region’s only deep water terminal attracts largest vessels plying the east-west route; contributes a third of Colombo Port’s throughput
Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. (CICT) has set another milestone by closing 2015 with an impressive 1.561 million teus, with the ULCC (Ultra Large Container Carrier) and VLCC (Very large Container Carrier) segments making a 67% contribution to this volume.
CICT is the first and currently the only deep water terminal in South Asia equipped with facilities to handle the largest vessels afloat. The Port of Colombo ended 2015 with an impressive 5.185 million teus, an overall growth of 5.7% over 2014 volumes while some other transhipment ports in the region recorded negative growth.
CICT CEO Mr Nelson Liu stated that this record achievement was made possible due to the excellent port support auxiliary services provided by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Sri Lanka Customs and Sri Lanka Navy, which play a very critical but subtle role in the operations of the Port. The trust of customers and the support of other stakeholders within the industry also contributed to CICT’s success, he said.