Dec 05, Colombo: The Hambantota International Port (HIP) said in a statement that it had a busy week with 6 RORO ships calling at the port, discharging 18,288 vehicles in a week.
Out of the total, 16,830 vehicles were for transshipment and 1,458 vehicles were for local agencies. The discharging operation for these vessels were carried out simultaneously.
The officials said five vessels have arrived from Mumbai, Chennai and Singapore. The vessels were from the shipping lines Hoegh, NYK and Glovis all of who have Terminal Service Agreements (TSA) with HIP.
Three vessels from Mumbai have brought 1,337 vehicles, 1,055 vehicles and 5,896 vehicles respectively, while the Singapore's LeoLeader. has brought 1,462 vehicles. A vessel from Chennai has also brought 3,561 for re-exportation.
The Hambantota International Port (HIP) has reached its 1 million MT benchmark for 2019 with volumes coming from RORO, Bulk and Liquid cargo sectors.