Nov 17, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Magampura Port is negotiating with several international shipping lines to attract more vessels. Four shipping lines have already shown interest in obtaining the services of the port.
“Three international vessels will be handled as industrial general cargo at the Magampura port before the end of this year,” Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr Priyath B Wickrama told Daily News Business. “The Government can bring in more vessels to the portbut the private sector including all the Chambers and Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council should provide assistance to promote the harbour,” he said.
Six ships including a passenger, cargo and sailing vessel will be harboured at the Magampura port initially.