Travellanka October 2017

133 Seaports | Alitalia No. 247 D, Duplication Road, Colombo 01. Tel: 2565061 American Airlines 9A, York Street, Colombo 01. Tel: 2348100 Air Maldives Hemas Building, No 79, York Street, Colombo 01. Tel: 4731551-6 Asiana Airlines C/o Walkers Tours Ltd., 9, York Street, Colombo 01. Tel: 2430380 Condor Walkers Tours Ltd, 130, Glennie St., Colombo 01. Tel: 2306478 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 65/C, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07. Tel: 2439747 Swissair /Balair 5, Baurs Bldg, Upper Chatam Street, Colombo 01. Tel: 2435403/5 Trincomalee The port of Trincomalee is one of the finest natural harbours in the world. It has a water area of 2,023 hectares, an unlimited draught and can accommodate the largest tankers with ease.The Trincomalee harbour provides ample space for lay-up ships and tankers,andhasbeenusedforthepurposebyseveralshipowners. Galle Sri Lanka’s third major port is the port of Galle, which can accommodate two vessels at alongside berths. It has a water area of 320 hectares and is equipped with transit sheds having road and rail access. Hambantota Inaugural-constructionworkontheHambantotasea-portmarked the dawn of a new phase of development for Hambantota. The entire project to be completed in 15 years and in four phases is estimated to cost one billion US$.The Port will be capable of handling 20 M. twenty foot equivalent units (TEUS) per year with kmofberths,Theproject includes:agas-firedpowerplantproject, a ship repair Unit, a container repair unit, an oil refinery and a bunkering terminal.The proposed bunkering terminal, once completed will be able to handle upto 500,000 metres tons of oil products a year. The Indu – Lanka Ferry Service/ Colombo-Tuticorin is Temporarily suspended. until further notice. Sri Lanka is a convenient link, strategically placed on the main sea routes straddling the Far East, the Middle East, Europe and America and many shipping lines call at the ports of Colombo, Trincomalee ,Galle & Hambantota. Colombo The purpose-built, fully equipped JAYE Container Terminal which has two common user berths, is 632 metres long, and its draught of upto 13 metres makes it capable of handling upto two fourth generation container vessels at a time. The two berths at the JAYE Terminal provide complete container terminal facilities equipped with modern cargo handling equipment. The JAYE Container Terminal includes a Container Freight station of 5,400 M2 for stuffing and destuffing of all types of cargo. The other container terminal, at Queen Elizabeth Quay, is 425 metres long with a maximum draught of 12 metres. Over 65% of dry cargo handled is now in containerised form.Facilitiesarealsoavailableforhandling ‘LASH’ and ‘RO-RO’ vessels. Bulk handling and dry dock facilities are also available. Seaports