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)

Located at the centre of major Sea Lines of Communication, with accessible entryways to key air pathways,   Sri Lanka is South Asia’s most strategically located, attractive and lucrative destination for logistic sector development. The logistics sector contributes around 2.5% of the national GDP amounting closer to US$ 2 billion, and provides full-time direct employment to over 40,000 people.

Sri Lanka aspires to be a multimodal logistics hub by providing integrated services and facilities through the development of physical, telecommunication, and information technology infrastructure between the air and seaport facilities in the future. 

The country is keen to further develop its logistics sector, by attracting further investments in integrated and high value-added services to international trading and transporting companies.

Priority Areas for Investment

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

Total container traffic (2011-2020)

Source : CBSL


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