Colombo, March 14 (newsin.asia) – The state owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority, on Thursday said that it would purchase three ship-to-shore gantry cranes from China for its deep water terminal at the Colombo Port in order to handle bigger container ships this year.
The Government Information Department said that the cabinet of ministers, had this week approved a proposal by Minister of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development, Sagala Ratnayaka to buy the cranes for the Jaya Container Terminal from China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited.
Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited, known as ZPMC, is the world’s largest container handling equipment manufacturer.
Sri Lanka’s Port of Colombo, last year, was ranked the world’s top port with the highest container growth.
It consists of the Jaya Container Terminal of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, South Asia Gateway Terminal of the John Keells Holdings and Colombo International Container Terminal of China’s CM Ports.