Hambantota  International Port’s Tank Farm fully operational

Hambantota International Port’s Tank Farm fully operational

Hambantota International Port’s Tank Farm fully operational

Written by Zulfick Farzan

05 May, 2020 | 1:20 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  With Hambantota International Port resuming operations the port had completed its full complement of energy services, positioning itself to vie for hub status in the South Asian region.

According to a statement, Litro Gas supplies LPG to Sri Lanka’s domestic market, and the company has leased tanks at the Hambantota International Port to support their supply chain.

It adds HIP’s Jetties 1 and 2 are dedicated to the discharge and transshipment of oil and gas, providing superior operational services.

Tissa Wickremasinghe, COO of HIPG said Hambantota International Port Task Farm is now fully operational.

LPG Tanker ‘Gas Esco’ recently arrived at the Hambantota Port to discharge the first shipment for Litro Gas, at the port’s jetty No. 2.

Another consignment is expected to arrive soon and the energy services operations team is fully trained and geared to meet the customer requirements.

Transshipment of LPG and delivery for local consumption is a part of the energy hub mix at the HIP, and with the port set to begin bunkering for vessels soon, it will provide all the services of an energy hub.

With its proximity to the principal sea route connecting the East and West, HIP says it is in an ideal position to provide these services, allowing all stakeholders to take maximum advantage of the port’s unique location.

The full range of HIP’s services includes container handling, general cargo, Ro-Ro, passenger, bunkering, bulk terminal, gas, and project cargo.

HIPG COO said Tissa Wickremasinghe said, in addition to being an energy hub, HIPG is well on the way to becoming a logistics hub in the region, with warehouses, storage areas, and distribution centers planned for set up within the port premises.

The current pandemic has slowed down shipping activity as supply chains have been disrupted, despite these conditions the Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) is continuing operations unhindered and will keep to the master plan in delivering quality services.

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