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The Port of Colombo [POC], Sri Lanka has set a new record by handling 4m teu last year through the state-run Jaya Container Terminal [JCT] and the privately-owned South Asia Gateway Terminals [SAGT].

Colombo handles 4m teu

JCT handled 2.1m teu, the lion share of the overall volume, with the remaining 1.9m teu being handled by SAGT.

This total represents an increase of 20% compared to the same period in 2009 and shows an increase of 11 % compared to the total figure of 3.68m teu handled in 2008, the highest-ever performance rate recorded by the Port of Colombo before the recession hit global trade.

Last year’s total volume included a 25% increase in local import/exports and an 18% increase in transhipment over the corresponding period in 2009.