What is Break Cargo?

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In a previous blog post ”What is Bulk Cargo”, we highlighted and detailed what pertain to sending cargo through this means. Essentially, it means that the cargo is transported in bulk and “loose” form, and that they are handled in special vessels and infrastructure. Another term that is often erroneously interchanged with “Bulk Cargo” is… Read more »

What is Bulk Cargo

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Personal and commercial cargo differs in a variety a ways, especially in the quantities shipped and the way they are freighted. Personal cargo, due to often-small quantities, will be carried either over air cargo, or through container cargo. With commercial cargo and its high volumes, you are often required to use bulk or break cargo…. Read more »

Strategic Business Plans for the Sri Lankan Maritime Industry

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In our previous blog, we looked into how the Colombo Port is slated to become a key transhipment hub in Asia with its pending East Container Terminal developments and investment opportunities to global shipping players. The Colombo Port also has other plans to develop the Sri Lankan maritime industry, along with the West Container Terminal… Read more »

Plans for Colombo to becomes a key Transhipment Hub in Asia

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The island of Sri Lanka is currently home to seven ports with the Port of Colombo, Port of Hambantota, the Trincomalee Harbour and Oluvil Harbour being those utilised in majority. Since the end of the three-decade civil war in 2009, investments and aid have flowed in from throughout the globe to boost rehabilitation and development…. Read more »

The Indian Shipping Industry and their Market Share of the Indian Ocean

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India is one of the largest subcontinents in the world, with a diverse history that was influence by middle kingdoms and western countries. The Indian shipping industry blossomed under the rule of the British East India Company and later the British Empire. However, with its independence, the Republic of India has since grown exponentially in… Read more »

Sea Cargo Trade Routes and the Global Shipping Industry

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For centuries before the advent of modern trading practices, the island of Sri Lanka was a key player in ancient Silk Road sea cargo trade routes. However, with changes in the global shipping industry, the introduction of China’s One Belt and One Road initiative and new oil shipping routes, Sri Lankan ports have been highlighted as critical maritime… Read more »

Ports of India and Maritime News

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India has long been a major contender in the Indian Ocean trade routes, both past and present. With the increasing demand for shipping services to India or from India to various global destinations, the ports of India have been in the limelight. When concerning ports of India, and maritime news from the subcontinent, its home… Read more »

The GSF Report and the Sri Lankan Container Shipping Market

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Sri Lanka is home to a variety of ports along the island’s coast. With the island strategically placed, it’s an integral part of the trade routes, especially when concerning refuelling, crew changes and so forth. The major commercial ports of Sri Lanka include the likes of the Colombo Port, the Hambantota MRMR Port, and the… Read more »

Sending Freight to India

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India spans over 3 million square kilometres, with a population of over 1 billion people. When you take the size of the subcontinent and the lack of proper infrastructure, there has been much talk about logistical issues in India. These include issues concerning complicate taxation laws, congested airports, and not to mention road networks that… Read more »

The Future of the Sri Lankan Maritime Industry

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We are already nearing the end of the first quarter of 2017. With it in mind, we look at the projects that the government is involved with, as well as how these affect the Sri Lankan maritime industry. It is safe to say that key players in the global logistics arena will also affect the… Read more »

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