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Hambantota Port’s Tank Farm fully operational

With Hambantota International Port (HIP) resuming operations with Litro Gas the port completes its full complement of energy services, positioning itself to vie for hub status in the South Asian region.
Litro Gas supplies LPG to Sri Lanka’s domestic market, and the company has leased tanks at the Hambantota International Port to support their supply chain.  The Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and Fit For Service (FFS) with respect to the LPG operation were obtained recently from the Lloyds Registry.  HIP’s Jetties 1 and 2 are dedicated to the discharge and transshipment of oil and gas, providing superior operational services to Litro Gas, Laugfs Gas and bunkering partner Sinopec.

“With Litro Gas coming into the equation, and HIP’s tank farm and berth refurbished to international standards, we are now fully operational,” says Tissa Wickremasinghe, COO of HIPG.

LPG Tanker ‘Gas Esco’ recently arrived at the Hambantota Port to discharge the first shipment for Litro Gas, at the port’s jetty No. 2.  Another consignment is expected to arrive soon and the energy services operations team is fully trained and geared to meet the customer requirements.