In these difficult times, the ability for shipping services and seafarers to deliver vital goods, including medical supplies and foodstuffs, will be central to responding to, and eventually overcoming this pandemic. As a pioneer in the global maritime industry, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority is working around the clock to overcome prevailing challenges during the pandemic, Covid 19.
Envisioning the future of Sri Lankan Ports, (SLPA) is making a paradigm shift from being a container hub to becoming a global logistics hub, anticipating a boom in international trade that will open up a range of opportunities as well as challenges.
Safety of all is our first priority. We have implemented all precautions recommended by health officials to protect our employees, stakeholders, as well as other interested parties from Covid19 since the outbreak was first reported. Therefore, we have ensured the port operations without any disruption.
To face the challenges by seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Maritime Organisation ( IMO ) has issued the following circular letters
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Sri Lanka Ports Authority
Colombo 01, Sri Lanka.