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Colombo (LKCMB)

Sri Lanka

General info

address
No. 19, Chaithya Road, P. O. Box 59, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka
EMAIL
website
www.slpa.lk
phone
94-11 2421201
fax
94-11 2440651
cororate 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.

Inland service data

Major towns near seaport

Colombo, Kolonnawa, Hendala, Peliyagoda, Kelaniya, Kotte, Wattala, Kotikawatta, Battaramulla, Mulleriyawa, Ragama, Maharagama, Kandana, Moratuwa, Homagama, Gampaha, Katunayaka, Minuwangoda, Negombo, Horana

Carrier mapping

List of main shipping lines serving the port

APL, CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK, OOCL, ZIM

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Export requirements

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

Forms & Certificates

Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form Reefer Container Pre-Trip Inspection Form (PTI) SOC Form (Shipper's Own Container) Required DET Free time Early Opening Form

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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Import requirements

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.

Forms & Certificates

Customer Advisory - E-Delivery Orders Customer Advisory - Online Payment FCL GUARATNEE LETTER BG request DESTUFFING REQUEST AMENDMENT PROCESS AMENDMENT PROCESS(Seaway bill)

Key Customs Facts

There are no unique customs formalities for this port. You can always reach out to us directly in case of any further queries.

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