Hambantota International Port’s cargo handling volume increases amidst pandemic   Source:LBO   As 2021 hits its halfway mark, the Hambantota International Port (HIP) records an overall growth in its volumes and diversification of services. The port’s overall cargo handling volume has increased from 420,421 MT by the end of June 2020, to a significant 1,206,425 MT, during the corresponding period this year. HIP continued its operations without interruption throughout the pandemic and is now seeing the results of experienced port management combined with the dedicated services provided to its customers. RORO volumes as at the end of June 2021 were 413,005 MT as opposed to the 239,827 MT in June 2020. The increase in bulk volumes during the corresponding period was considerable i.e. 578,327 MT in comparison with the 1443 MTs in 2020. Liquid Bulk volumes of LPG, VLSO, and MGO increased from 179,151 MT last year to 215,094 MT. ...

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Home appliances from Hambantota Port Industrial Park in 12 months   Source:Ft The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) has moved into top gear to accelerate the progress of its industrial park, combining its latest concept ‘HIPG Speed’ into the port’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). HIP with its partner Shenzhen Xinji Group with whom it recently signed an agreement will introduce the ‘plug and play’ concept soon and ‘HIPG Speed’ will play a vital part in its progress. Xinji Group Chairman Yang Lin said: “Our modern standardised factory set up will be ready to roll out the production of home appliances within a span of 12 months. The concept is to act as an incubator to support more enterprises, who will have a simplified entry into the Hambantota Industrial Park.” With a view to fast tracking the project’s progress, Port Investment Services has extended investor support services in tandem with the ...

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