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Colombo Port

Introduction, Major Towns Near, Port Detail

The Colombo Port is the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka. It is located in Colombo and handles around 80% of the country’s maritime trade. The port is also a hub for transshipment between India and East Asia. The major towns near Colombo Port are Negombo, Katunayake, and Wattala. The Colombo Port was first established in 1883 and has undergone several expansions. The most recent development was completed in 2011 and increased the port’s capacity to 20 million TEUs. The Colombo Port is operated by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and is divided into two main areas: the Colombo Harbour and the Colombo International Container Terminal. The Colombo Harbour is the older part of the port and is used for general cargo and bulk commodities. It consists of two basins – the outer harbor and the inner harbor. The Colombo International Container Terminal is the newer port part and was built to handle the increasing volume of container traffic. It has a capacity of 4.8 million TEUs. A network of highways and railways serves Colombo Port.

Export /Import requirements

The Port of Colombo is subject to several import and export requirements. All goods imported into Sri Lanka must be declared to the Customs Department. All imports are subject to customs duty, levied at a rate of 10% of the value of the goods. All goods imported into Sri Lanka must be accompanied by a valid import license. Import licenses are issued by the Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI). Goods subject to import restrictions include arms and ammunition, drugs and pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and motor vehicles. All exports from Sri Lanka must be declared to the Customs Department. All exports are subject to export duty.

1 - AddressNo. 19, Chaithya Road P. O. Box 59 Colombo 01 Sri Lanka

2 - Port AuthoritySri Lanka Ports Authority

3 - Phone94-11 2421201

4 - Fax94-11 2440651

5 - Email[email protected]

6 - Coordinates6º 55' 50'' N, 79º 50' 55'' E

7 - Decimal6.9308287, 79.8486328

8 - UN/LOCODELKCMB

9 - Port TypeSeaport

10 - Port SizeMedium

11 - Websitewww.slpa.lk

12 - TerminalYes

Informations
Port Detail

Inland port

Entrance Restrictions

Mean tide1 foot

Tide

Overhead Limit

Swell

Water Depth

Channel41 - 45 feet 12.5 - 13.7 meters

Cargo Pier11 - 15 feet 3.4 - 4.6 meters

Mean Tide

Anchorage36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

Oil Terminal36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor SizeLarge

ShelterFair

Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length

Harbor TypeCoastal Breakwater

Turning Area

Informations
Pilotage

Compulsory

Available

Advisable

Local Assist

Supplies

Provisions

Fuel Oil

Deck

Water

Diesel Oil

Engine

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts

25-49 Ton Lifts

50-100 Ton Lifts

100+ Ton Lifts

Fixed Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Floating Cranes

Loading & Unloading

Wharves

Med Moor

Ice

Anchor

Beach

Tugs

Assist

Salvage

Quarantine

Pratique

Deratt Cert

Port Services

Longshore

Electrical Repair

Steam

Electrical

Navigation Eq

Repairs, Drydock & Other Services

Ship Repairs

Marine Railroad

Drydock Size

Garbage Disposal

Dirty Ballast

Communications

Telephone

Radio

Air

Telegraph

Radio Tel

Rail

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Ocean

Economical, Efficient and
Environmental-friendly
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Air

Speedy, cost-effective
and Highly reliable
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Land

Door to door, low risk and
flexible
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Customs

Expert brokerage
assistance
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