A vital transhipment hub based on its strategic location on the key East-West trade route, Sri Lanka is keen to attract investments in integrated logistics and high value-added services to international trading and transportation companies.  

Sri Lanka is considered the gateway to India – the largest economy in the region which has been experiencing a sustained growth spurt, adding further value as a transhipment location.


  • $ 2Bn GDP contribution
  • 7% national exports
  • Freight forwarders (323) and Shipping agents (174)
  • 75% of total container throughput volume is from transhipment.
  • Best connected port in the world of shipping (Year).
  • Port handled record-breaking 7Mn TEUs in 2018
  • Handling ‘Triple E Class’ ships

TEU volume growth over the last 10 years 

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