Getting the Deal Through: Ports & Terminals 2018



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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