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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Port of Colombo the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka as well as in South Asia

The Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka as well as in South Asia.
Located in the capital Colombo, on the southwestern shores on the Kelani River, it serves as an important terminal in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. In the 1980s, the port underwent rapid modernization with the installation of state-of-the-art cargo-handling equipments. Currently it has a capacity of 4.1 million TEUs and a dredged depth of over 15 metres.
The terminal is one of the busiest ports in the world and ranks among the top 35 ports. It is also one of the biggest artificial harbours in the world handling most of the country's foreign trade. It has an annual cargo tonnage of 30.9 million tons.


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