Port handled record-breaking 7Mn TEUs in 2018

75% of total container throughput volume is from transhipment

$ 2Bn GDP contribution

7% national exports

Best connected port in the world of shipping (Year)

Freight forwarders (323) and Shipping agents (174)

Sri Lanka is a well-established Logistics hub in South Asia, enjoying a prime location, in the midst of major trade routes while serving as a gateway to the Indian subcontinent. The island is an important transshipment hub in the region where many shipping companies consolidate and deconsolidate cargo. The country offers investment opportunities along multiple verticals of the logistics and supply chain industry, ranging from entrepot trade, off-shoore business, front-end services and HQ operations.

Priority Areas for Investment

  • Logistic Services (Bonded Warehouse/Multi Country Consolidation)
  • Transport & Distribution
  • Freight Forwarding

Total container traffic (2011-2020)

Source : CBSL


Global Presence in Sri Lanka