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Getting the Deal Through: Ports & Terminals 2018


Which are the key ports in your jurisdiction and what sort of facilities do they comprise? What is the primary purpose of the ports?

In Colombo there are mainly container operations:

  • Transhipment and domestic;
  • General cargo;
  • Liquid and dry bulk (refineries, gas terminals – mainly via Shortest Path Bridging MAC (SPBM));
  • Bunkering ship repair;
  • Ship building;
  • Crew changes;
  • Ship chandelling and anchorage services; and
  • Off-port and in-port bunkering services.

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Ports & Terminals 2018, (published in October 2017; contributing editor: Alex Kyriakoulis, HFW) For further information please visit

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