Port Info

Colombo (LKCMB)

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Port Information

Address: No. 19, Chaithya Road, P. O. Box 59, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka

E-mail: info@slpa.lk


Phone: 94-11 2421201

Fax: 94-11 2440651

Corporate Office: No. 19, Chaithya Road, P. O. Box 59, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka

Annual Cargo Tonnage: 30.9 million (2008)

Annual Container Volume: 5.7 million TEUs

It is a major port for container and passenger traffic in the Indian Ocean and offers 51 berths and 3 container terminals. It is the base of Sri Lanka’s head offices of banks and insurance companies. The port of Colombo usually covers the schedules to the most popular commercial centres of South Asia.

Country Requirements & Restrictions
Hazardous Cargo acceptance Acceptance of Hazardous Cargo to ports : IMO Class 1 not acceptable throughout Sri Lanka Out Of Gauge Cargo Out Of Gauge Cargo is accepted only under special approval from local Operation

Number of free days

LineContainerStandard Free DaysslabsWeekly change %
safmarine20'dry101/100 USD
safmarine20'dry1011>8 USD
safmarineDry40 & 40HC101/100 USD
safmarineDry40 & 40HC1011>16 USD
safmarine20' reefer101/100 USD
safmarine20' reefer1011>52 USD
safmarine40' reefer101/100 USD
safmarine40' reefer1011>95 USD
CMA20141/140 USD
CMA201415>20 USD
CMA40141/140 USD
CMA401415>35 USD
CMA40HC141/140 USD
CMA40HC1415>35 USD
CMA20 Reefer71/70 USD
CMA20 Reefer78>46 USD
CMA40 Reefer71/70 USD
CMA40 Reefer78>90 USD
CMA40HC Reefer71/70 USD
CMA40HC Reefer78>90 USD

Country Requirements & Restrictions
The Ministry of Defense controls the import of firearms and ammunition for use by the armed forces, police, and civil security. Certain military-related or dual-use items are prohibited or controlled. Radars, night-vision devices, beta lights, armored vehicles, explosion-detection equipment, digital-jamming equipment, infrared illuminators, GPS equipment, and laser designators are prohibited. Imports of laser/radar range finders and thermal-image devices are subject to Ministry of Defense approval. Remote-controlled toys are also under license control for public security reasons. There are restrictions on the import of toxic and hazardous chemicals and pesticides. Used and reconditioned air conditioners and refrigerators are under license control for environmental protection. The Sri Lanka Tea Board regulates tea imports into Sri Lanka. Tea imports require a license, only bulk tea can be imported, and only registered tea exporters are allowed to import tea for value addition and re-export. Only certain varieties of tea can be imported for such purposes. When re-exporting, the packages should indicate, “Ceylon Tea blended with other origin teas.” Sri Lanka requires the approval of its Chief Food Authority for the importation or the sale of products derived from genetic engineering (GE) intended for human consumption. Sri Lanka permits imports of poultry products only from countries that have never reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) or only after six months have passed since a country has notified the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that a particular area or state (in the case of the United States) is free of avian influenza.

Number of free days

LineContainerStandard Free DaysslabsWeekly change %
safmarine20' dry51/50 USD
safmarine20' dry56/1420 USD
safmarine20' dry515 onwards30 USD
safmarineDry40 & 40HC51/50 USD
safmarineDry40 & 40HC56/1430 USD
safmarineDry40 & 40HC515 onwards42 USD
safmarine20' reefer31/30 USD
safmarine20' reefer34/1442 USD
safmarine20' reefer315 onwards62 USD
safmarine40' reefer31/30 USD
safmarine40' reefer34/1480 USD
safmarine40' reefer315 onwards114 USD
CMA2071/70 USD
CMA2078/1215 USD
CMA20713- 2020 USD
CMA20721>25 USD
CMA4071/70 USD
CMA4078/1230 USD
CMA40713- 2035 USD
CMA40721>50 USD
CMA40C71/70 USD
CMA40C78/1230 USD
CMA40C713- 2035 USD
CMA40C721>50 USD
CMA20 Reefer31/30 USD
CMA20 Reefer34>46 USD
CMA40 Reefer31/30 USD
CMA40 Reefer34>90 USD
CMA40HC31/30 USD
CMA40HC34>90 USD

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