Written by Zulfick Farzan
27 Oct, 2020 | 6:33 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Operations at the East Container Terminal (ECT) which were suspended for a period of 05 years, resumed today.
General (Retd) Daya Ratnayake, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority speaking to News 1st said the operations resumed in accordance with a decision reached by the Cabinet of Ministers.
He said only 40% of the total construction of ECT was completed and operations resumed to meet the growing demand of the port operations.
A cargo vessel from Mediterranean Shipping Company, the top customer of the Colombo Port, reached the East Container Terminal today to inaugurate operations.
The 300-meter long vessel was operating from South Africa to China.
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