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Navigating through High Maritime Freight Rates

By Imesha Dissanayake Maritime Freight rates have been on an upward trend since the second half of 2020. The Drewry’scomposite World Container Index (WCI) as of 30th September 2021 increased…

Sri Lanka to End Covid Lockdown on Oct 1; Medical Experts Warn Against Reopening

Sri Lanka will end its COVID-19 lockdown enforced last month on October 1, health minister Keheliya Rambukwella said on Wednesday, even as the medical professionals warned against the unrestricted re-opening…

China’s Global Network of Shipping Ports Reveal Beijing’s Strategy

VOA News: A powerhouse in global trade, China has more shipping ports at home than any other country. Key investments add about another 100 ports in at least 60 nations.…

Sri Lanka food crisis: Forex dips to risky levels. Can Colombo avoid IMF?

Sri Lanka is experiencing acute food emergency. Long food queues are seen even in Colombo neighbourhoods amid tight lockdown measures. Shelves at government-run supermarkets are running low – some even…

Local Investors Drives CSE to New Heights

Indices at Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) reached new heights yesterday making robust gains while turnover recorded a high at Rs.10.8 billion surpassing the earlier record set nearly seven months back…

Sri Lanka Imposes stricter regulations relating to import delivery fees and import container deposit refunds

Stricter regulations relating to import delivery fees and import container deposit refunds have been announced by the Sri Lankan Director General of Merchant Shipping (DGMS). Under this new regime, the maximum…

Emirates extend Suspension of inbound flights from Sri Lanka up to 7th August

UAE’s flagship airline Emirates confirmed yesterday that the suspension of inbound flights from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh has been extended at least till August 7, 2021. The airline…

Ceylon Chamber welcomes acceleration of vaccine drive

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce commends the efforts taken by the President, Ministry of Health, and other relevant authorities to accelerate the process of vaccinating the population of Sri Lanka…

IATA Says Global Travel Restart Still Stalled In the Absence of Harmonized Measures-IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expresses frustration at the lack of coordination among governments worldwide for a data-driven risk-managed approach to re-establishing the freedom to travel while welcoming relaxation…

Sri Lanka Prepares to launch its first official Tourism ‘Travel App’ to Assure post-COVID travelers with Unique Experiences

Sri Lanka is preparing to launch its first official Tourism ‘Travel App’ with the assistance of WorldBank and Asian Development Bank with a focus on enhancing the visitor experience and improving the…