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Concessionary period for port occupational charges extended

The Ministry of Ports and Shipping has informed Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) and Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) on 27 April 2020 to extend the concessionary period for occupational charges in the Port of Colombo and all commercial ports in Sri Lanka, up to 07th May 2020.
Due to the prevailing Covid-19 outbreak in the island, institutions and their staffs related to operating import and export consignments have faced large difficulties. As a result, all terminals and warehouses in Sri Lanka Ports Authority, SAGT and CICT have reached their maximum capacities.

This has further created obstacles for the continuity of port operations, and space requirement for positioning of containers and port cargo at terminals and warehouses in the port.

Port operations and services should be continued to fulfill the distribution of essential consumer items, medicine, and medical supplies, and other necessary consumer products in the island.