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Ships of leading Shipping Companies ready to enter Hambantota Harbour

Oct 17, 2010 5:47:24 AM - itnnews.lk

Five leading Shipping Companies in the world have expressed willingness to begin shipping services at the Magampura Harbour in Hambantota.

The Ports Authority said that five Shipping Companies have already consented to launching service at the Magampura Harbour, which will open the doors for commercial activities next month. Chairman of the Ports Authority Dr. Priyath Banduwickrema said that at the initial stages, cargo and vehicle transport vessels are due to reach the Port. The Chairman said that during the opening of the Harbour, two vessels of two leading Shipping Companies are due to reach the Harbour. Mr. Priyath Banduwickrema added that construction of warehouses which would stock goods of the Harbour is due to be vested with private investors.