Serving over 350 vessels monthly, the Port of Colombo has been ranked among the top 30 container ports of the world’s fastest growing ports for the first half of 2018. Located in the West corner of the island, the Port of Colombo conveniently connects to Europe, East and South Asia, the Persian Gulf, and East Africa. It is the recognized as the most active key transshipment port in South Asia and its strategic placement has warranted its OPL and anchorage areas to be frequently used for bunkering, crew changes, provision supplies and underwater repairs.
The Port of Colombo with its four container terminals and two-way channel with an initial depth of 20m and a width of 570m accommodates over 6,000 meters of quay, including fourteen container berths and four feeder berths, two liquid bulk discharging berths, a dedicated passenger jetty and the latest generation of mainline vessels. It is capable of handling any type of cargo, including Ro-Ro, containerized, break bulk, dry bulk and liquid bulk, passenger ships, oil tankers and gas carriers in addition to mobile offshore drilling units.