Colombo port has been ranked 23rd among the world’s best 25 ports in accordance with the Alphaliner rankings in 2016, a Ports and Shipping Ministry statement said.
All the ports which are carrying out container operations are included in the Alphaliner rankings. In this list, Colombo port was ranked to 27th place in 2014 and to 26th place in 2015.
Colombo Port operated 5.2 million containers in 2015. In 2016 it increased by 10.6 percent to 5.7 million.
“Increase in the depth of the route to access the Colombo port, enhancing the depth of the terminals, expansion of terminals, increase in the number of terminal operations have opened the gate for the world’s largest vessels to enter the Colombo port.
These developments have created a positive impact on the Colombo port and have paved the way to lift up its rank,” the ministry statement said.